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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Hot Air Balloons and Owl-O-Ween Atlanta

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Hot Air Balloons and Owl-O-Ween Atlanta

With Halloween just around the corner, people everywhere are gearing up and donning costumes to partake in the numerous festivities…Like Owl-O-Ween in Atlanta. If you happen to have an avid interest in hot air balloons, the opportunities to partake in events specifically curtailed to featuring them abound this time of year. Atlanta’s one and only hot air balloon festival Owl-O-Ween … Read More

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A Dog, A Cat, Two Pigeons – and Wine: The First Solo Hot Air Balloon Flight Across the English Channel

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Vincenzo Lunardi HAB ride

While you may not be familiar with Vincenzo Lunardi, he was a pioneer in hot air ballooning. He was the first person to fly a hot air balloon over England. Accompanying his journey was a dog, two pigeons, and a cat. This accomplishment happened 233 years ago. Of course, Lunardi drank a little bit of wine on his journey – … Read More

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China’s First Female BASE Jumper Completes Hot Air Balloon Jump

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BASE jumpers are known for jumping from a variety of fixed objects. BASE jumping—which is an acronym for buildings, antennas, span, and Earth—generally provides less altitude than traditional skydiving from a plane and is considered riskier because of this. The jumper has less time to react and to deploy their parachute. One female BASE jumper decided to jump from a … Read More

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