Italian International Epiphany Hot Air Balloon Meeting features stalls, balloons and parades

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Every year participants take the opportunity to experience hot air balloons at the International Epiphany Hot Air Balloon meeting in Mondovi, in Piedmont Italy. The event will commence on the 5th and run through the 7th of January. The annual event attracts spectators and participants from the thousands across Italy and worldwide. The entire community is involved in the commission … Read More

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Hot Air Balloon Landings Catch Residents’ Eyes

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Hot Air Balloon Landings Catch Residents’ Eyes

Residents of Longmont in Erie, CO, noticed two hot air balloon landings that seemed unusual. “It came down with a thud,” Dejan Smaic said. “It was pretty unusual. I don’t think I’ve seen anything like that before.” Smaic, who lives in Longmont near the intersection of Colo. 66 and Pace Street, quickly grabbed his camera when he spotted the balloon … Read More

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Menorah Made of Hot Air Balloons Launches Into the Night Sky During Hanukkah Celebrations

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Menorah Made of Hot Air Balloons

Attendees at a hot air balloon event in Albuquerque, New Mexico discovered that not only is the world’s largest menorah several stories tall, but it’s also constructed out of several hot air balloons. The hot air balloon fest, sponsored by Chabad of New Mexico, had participants engaged in honoring the sixth night in the holiday celebration of Chanukah or Hanukkah … Read More

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Pilotless Hot air Balloon Crashes in Cambridge Parking Lot

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Pilotless Hot air Balloon Crashes in Cambridge Parking Lot

A pilotless hot air balloon crash-landed in a parking lot in Cambridgeshire, UK this month. Much to the surprise of office workers who rushed to the site upon spotting the balloon plummeting to the ground, the basket was empty. The initial thought was that the pilot had evacuated or bailed out of the gondola or perhaps suffered a medical emergency … Read More

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Winter Weather and Holiday Hot Air Ballooning Festivals and More

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Holiday hot air balloon festivals Available Throughout the Winter

Winter Weather and Holiday Hot Air Ballooning Festivals and More As the warm weather fades and the cooler air starts to seep in, events that were prominent throughout the summer cease and winter weather activities startup. However, if you happen to be a hot air ballooning enthusiast there is no need to concern yourself over the yearlong wait for festivities … Read More

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California Court Rules in Favor of Hot Air Balloon Company

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California Court Rules in Favor of Hot Air Balloon Company

In a recent California case, Grotheer v. Escape Adventures, Cal. Ct. App. 4D, Case no. E0634449, the court found that those engaging in high-risk activities are responsible for their own safety and cannot hold an operator liable unless gross negligence is proven. Grotheer, a 78-year-old German woman, who participated in a hot air balloon ride her son had organized, signed … Read More

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Siberian Daredevil Fined for Unauthorized Balloon-Car Flight

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Alexandru Barshentsev Balloon pilot

Picnickers at Novosibirsk, Siberia’s premier picnic spot were startled one-day last summer when they spied a large balloon flying overhead with a car body attached where the gondola should be. Some observers found the sight to be intriguing; however, Russian aviation officials were not amused. Novosibirsk transport prosecutors fined balloon pilot Alexandru Barshentsev 6,700 Russian rubles ($117 US) for his … Read More

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Check out the Worlds Most Popular Locations for Balloon Rides

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Most Popular Locations for Balloon Rides

Many people throughout the world are huge fans of hot air ballooning. Regardless of the reasoning that leads to intrigue about hot air ballooning; some may partake in the adventures they provide as pilots themselves or may simply be content as passengers, a hot air balloon ride delivers a unique and exciting adrenaline punch. Although others may find the usage … Read More

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