The spectacular aviation show, the Midlands Air Festival, returns to Ragley Hall in Alcester next week for 3 days of flying fun for all the family on the platinum jubilee weekend! Enjoy hot air balloon mass ascents with over 100 balloons taking to the Warwickshire skies in the morning and evening as well as tethered displays, nightfire and air displays including the RAF Red Arrows.
Hi everyone. Well, we're back here again; the long, cold winter is done and dusted, and this year's hot air ballooning season is upon us. Here at MJ Ballooning, we wanted to do something a little different for 2022 and are pleased to announce our brand new Bristol & Bath Hot Air Balloon Guide.
Happy Easter everyone! We are delighted to team up with Virgin Balloon Flights for a special Easter blog on some well-known shapes! How many of them have you seen?
We are very excited to reveal our latest special shape balloon, the orange! It joins our other special shapes Joycam Lips G-LIPS and Choc Dips G-DIPI. Registered G-CDXW, this Orange-120 was built by Cameron Balloons in 1993 and is in fantastic condition.
Families out on their weekend walk, cyclists, runners, and dog walkers were treated to an unexpected display of 10 balloons flying and tethering at a chilly Ashton Court on Sunday 23rd January: an unusual sight for this time of year.
“Are you going to fly it?” was the most frequent question I was asked when myself and friend Tom purchased the G-LIPS special shape balloon earlier this year. Well, yes, we did, with a little bit of help…
Fiesta fans are looking forward to two weeks of hot air balloon launches from all around Bristol for the city's first ever 'Fiesta Fortnight'. As a result of Covid-19, the usual Bristol Balloon Fiesta at Ashton Court has not been possible this year, but people of Bristol are still encouraged to look to the skies this August!
After another successful event in June, the Midlands Air Festival have confirmed dates for 2022.
Ragley Hall Estate will host the event for a third year, welcoming aviation enthusiasts and hot air balloon fans from across the country for three days of fun family entertainment.
Our two special shapes and hopper were tethered alongside each other at Ashton Court on Sunday 18th July. No fiesta, no event, just a normal evening in Bristol! Read all about the evening below.
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