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28/12/2020 amy Features A large part of why the southwest city of Bristol has become synonymous with hot air balloon rides can be attributed to the Bristol Belle G-AVTL. Earning its fame as Britain’s first modern flight of a hot air balloon, the Bristol Belle’s feat was also the first of its kind for the
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21/12/2020 Mark Features From the Montgolfier brothers of France, to UK aeronauts Stanley Edward Spencer and Margaret Graham, a whole host of men and women across time have been fascinated by hot air balloons. Across the world, wherever there are spectacles to be seen, you will often find the possibility of a balloon ride, and
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18th September 2020 Mark Features If you’re sailing across the skies on a hot air balloon ride across Bath, there are many sights to see, from landscaped gardens like Prior Park to the reflective surface of the River Avon. However, it’s not just natural wonders like parks and water courses that are present in this
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21st August 2020 Mark Features Riding across the skies in a hot air balloon is an exhilarating experience, but many passengers wonder what pre-flight preparations they should make. To help you prepare and ensure you have the most enjoyable time possible, we’ve compiled a handy checklist for you to use. 1. Choose your clothing wisely
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When was the first hot air balloon ride? – Bailey Balloons 18th July 2020 amy Features This history of modern hot air ballooning starts over the Channel in France. Here, it was on September 19, 1783 that the Montgolfier brothers first demonstrated the tethered flight of their aeronautical device to King Louise XVI in the
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Myth Busted: hot air balloon myths debunked – Bailey Balloons 17th July 2020 Mark Features Hot air ballooning is a favourite past-time for so many people. Even those who prefer to keep their feet on hard ground enjoy watching the colourful globes of hot air balloons as they fly overhead, and nothing is as enchanting
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From where was Uranus discovered? – Bailey Balloons 13th June 2020 Mark Features The seventh planet of the solar system is actually visible to the naked eye – if you know where to look – but it was the first planet discovered using a telescope. Once it was discovered, the mysteries of Uranus took some
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18th March 2020 Jo Bailey Features Founded on the bank of the River Avon, Bristol has a history of maritime prowess that dates back to Anglo-Saxon times. A settlement has existed in the place that we now call Bristol since the Iron Age. Back then, the settlement drew its name from the Welsh ‘Caer Odor’,
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17th January 2020 Mark Features Maybe ever since you watched Dorothy and Toto escape from Oz in a hot air balloon, you have been entranced by these floating domes that serenely and colourfully cruise the skies? Maybe it is the thirst for adventure that comes from being able to navigate the skies under your own
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Make this Christmas in Bath one to remember – Bailey Balloons 18th October 2019 amy Features With its iconic golden brickwork and ornate architecture, the Georgian city of Bath is already a picture-perfect place to spend the Christmas break. What better way to explore the quaint streets, majestic river, and sparkling Christmas lights than from
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16th August 2019 office@baileyballoons.co.uk Features Beset by horrendous weather the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta for 2019 battled on regardless. Despite the adverse conditions, the valiant organisers and stalwart attendees alike ensured the English city still enjoyed an unforgettable and important event on the Bristol calendar. A historic park only 10 minutes from the heart of
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