Ever wonder why hot air balloons are grounded when it looks okay outside? Lots of factors must be considered before going flying, especially here in Bristol and Bath. Click to read more!
Mark Lockwood, ex-VABC Creative Director, tells all about the design process of the Mercury Communications add-on special shape from the 1990s, which has appeared at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta and many other UK hot air balloon festivals.
One of the highlights of the UK ballooning calendar, the Midlands Air Festival, returns to Ragley Hall in May 2020. Running from Friday afternoon to Sunday with a range of air displays filling the Warwickshire skies, over 100 hot air balloons will also be on display with some spectacular special shapes booked to attend.
This morning the world's largest special shape hot air balloon was inflated in Ashton Court. Owned by Exclusive Ballooning, this giant galleon balloon (G-MORG) was built by Kubicek Balloons in 2013 to advertise Captain Morgan rum. Now with the artwork removed, today's tether was only its second ever UK inflation.
I met up with a Bristol Post reporter this week to talk about my involvement in UK hot air ballooning and the website. Hopefully it’s an enjoyable read.
If you're interested in hot air ballooning, you'll definitely recognise this well-known balloon. The Monster special shape was built in 2001 and has appeared at balloon festivals all around the world. Discover more about the design process and how 'Trump' came to life in this blog, kindly written by ex VABC Creative Director Mark Lockwood.
Read about how the popular Bic Chick special shape hot air balloon came to life and flew high above the UK in the 1990s, written by ex VABC Creative Director Mark Lockwood.
We would like to wish all our followers a very Merry Christmas. Although we’ve been a bit quiet here at MJ Ballooning lately, stay tuned for some interesting features coming very soon...
Well everyone, it’s that time of year again. Bristol and Bath’s hot air ballooning season for 2019 winds down tomorrow on October 31st. It’s been our busiest year ever, we’ve loved it and we hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage of the season, plus the Midlands Air Festival and Sky Safari. Let’s take a look at some of this season’s best bits...
We attended the 2019 Sky Safari last weekend, which took place from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th at the beautiful grounds of Longleat, Warminster. Organised by Ariel marketing specialists Exclusive Ballooning, the event saw almost perfect flying conditions which allowed 6 out of 7 mass ascents to go ahead.