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Open to ballooning

At the Golf Open Championship 2014 I had to adjust my view of professional golfers. We were there to tether the GOLFBOO balloon and had access to the professional aviation weather reports. On the 18th July nearby Liverpool Airport was … Continue reading

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Virtual hot air ballooning

Corporate hot air balloons may no longer be original but neither are broadcast or broadsheet advertising, press releases and social media activity. But in the hands of an imaginative marketing team it can be an exiting part of the marketing … Continue reading

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Miranda the Explorer flies in our hot air balloon

The thought of entertaining one hundred young kids for the afternoon would turn most of us Dad’s cold. It would require the standard excuse off “Sorry luv I have work commitments that day”. But my job is flying passengers on … Continue reading

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South Downs Christmas Hamper

Looking for a special Christmas gift? We can offer you the biggest Christmas hamper you have ever seen. OK it’s not one you extract goodies from. It is one you get in and fly on our hot air balloon rides … Continue reading

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Charitable hot air balloon rides

In early September each year the grounds man of Wisborough Greens village cricket pitch averts his eyes and crosses his fingers as numerous four wheel drive vehicles with trailers attached attack his turf. The combined members of Mid Hants Balloon … Continue reading

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English Monsoon

Weather affects our balloon rides operation more than most businesses. So after six weeks of storms you would expect us to be ringing our hands and making sacrifices to the sun gods. LOL. Don’t you remember when we were young … Continue reading

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Winter flying in the Alps

  Once you have learnt to ride a bike it’s easy. But when you have been off one for a while you might start out with an unintended wobble. The same is true for any hand/sight/balance activity including ballooning.  As … Continue reading

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Thailand International balloon festival

Kids as everywhere look on as their parents do the work Fisherman on flooded lake Welcome large field on fast flight While we can only see a few meters skywards in freezing fog our colleagues are basking in Thailand’s clear … Continue reading

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My hot air ballooning season

So that’s it. First of November and the balloon rides season is over.  It has been a good year. By the late spring I was flying Kent covering for local pilot Celia who had yet to learn that balloon pilots … Continue reading

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