Memorial Day Weekend Hot Air Balloon Events

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This upcoming Memorial Day Weekend there is plenty to do. There are three hot air balloon events worth checking out in the United States. Three events worth looking into this Memorial Day Weekend are The Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic, The WRAL Freedom Balloon Festival, and The Create Canon City Balloon Classic. The three events are happening in Colorado, … Read More

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Heathrow Airport Installs Burberry Hot Air Balloon

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Heathrow International Airport in London has installed a hot air balloon in Terminal 2. Sponsored by Burberry, the balloon looms above travelers at just over 15 meters tall. It was created by Cameron Balloons, based out of Bristol, and was inspired by Air Commodore Edward Maitland’s 1,117 mile adventure from London to Russia in 1908. Maitland wore protective gabardine suiting … Read More

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8th Annual Balloon Run Set for July 30th

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Festivals create a great atmosphere. Runs can be heart-racing. The 8th annual Advil Balloon Run will combine both of these attractions for a unique endeavor. This 5K run will go through the 35th Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. This festival is the largest hot air balloon festival in North America. It runs from July 28-July 30 and is … Read More

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Survivor of Hot Air Balloon Crash Reunites With Rescuer

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Hot air balloons are majestic and beautiful, both to experience in flight and admiring from the ground. It is not often to hear of hot air balloons in the news for more than their wondrous appearances over local landscapes. But one woman remembers her hot air balloon ride with a little less enthusiasm than may be anticipated. Her story is … Read More

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David Levin – A True Ballooning Enthusiast – Passes Away at 68

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David Levin was a man of many talents and passions. He passed away on Saturday from pancreatic cancer in his home in Boulder, Colorado at the age of 68 years old. Levin did not live your average or conventional life. Born in Newark, New Jersey, he matriculated through his life excelling academically and secured a degree in business administration and … Read More

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The QuickCheck New Jersey Balloon Festival is Approaching!

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There is simply something magical about an enormous, brilliantly bright and colorful balloon slowly ascending into the sky, on its way to explore the “great out there”, somewhere over a rainbow. Hot air balloons speak to that inner child in all of us. It is that familiar gleeful indulgence that marvels at the beautiful and awe-inspiring method of air transportation … Read More

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Nonredeemable Hot Air Balloon Vouchers Take Customers for the Wrong Kind of Ride

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If you have ever experienced a ride on a hot air balloon, you know it is a pretty spectacular experience that one never forgets. While most hot air balloon companies offer legitimate vouchers, there are some third party vendors that take advantage of customers. One such company is called Soaring Adventures of America. This company claims to have been in … Read More

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New Startup Company Sets Out to Break Records During 2017 Solar Eclipse Balloon Flight

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Space Unbound is a startup company that has aspirations of high altitude commercial hot air balloon flights. As a means of raising public awareness for this venture, the company has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to crowdfund an expedition later this year. The company has set its’ sights on capturing images of the total solar eclipse that will occur … Read More

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