Bristol Balloons News

Most news stories will be reported via our social media channels, please scroll down to the bottom of any page.
However, below are some items you might have missed.

Second Year With Wessex Nissan

We are really pleased that Wessex Nissan Cribbs Causeway will be supporting us for a second year. MD Nic taking delivery of a new Navara from Andy Provis of Wessex Nissan.

Your Hair Cut Sir!

A high flying, hair raising idea for a fundraiser for a worthwhile cause, see the short You Tube video of the flight, only thing is the barber does not like heights!


Interested in ballooning photographs, find Bristol Balloons on Pinterest HERE

In Flight Photos

We take lots of photos when we fly but do we ever look at these again? Why not keep your photographs of your ballooning adventure in a 'photobook'?


Fiesta Unveiling

With thanks to those wonderful people at Wessex Garages we now have a new retrieve vehicle for our 'Exclusive' Flights. Nic Amor (MD) pictured with Andy Provis Fleet/Business Centre Manager handing over the keys.


Trip Advisor 'Excellence' for the second year running

We are all delighted to have been advised that Bristol Balloons has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015, to go with the one for 2014. A big thanks to all our passengers for their reviews and wonderful pilots and crews for making dreams come true. 


Deal Or No Deal

6th October, we flew the New Year's Eve 2013/14, Deal or No Deal contestant, looks like a great flight.

Did you see the special New Years Eve "Christmas Stars" Deal Or No Deal on Channel4? The eagle eyed would have noticed that Bristol Balloons provided the VIP hot air balloon flight for Ian,  the special contestant.



"Sky Lantern"

11th August. We are so pleased, the new music video by 'Transition' has just been launched on YouTube, you can view it now!


"A Musical Transition"

On the morning of Friday 11th July we took to the skies with 'Transition' on board, a Bristol band singing in Mandarin (Chinese), followed by our chase balloon with video and stills cameras on board to capture footage for their new music video.
Photos, courtesy Scion Creative and Image Release.

Bristol Tourism Awards - UPDATE

Congratulations are in order to 'The Flight Team' as an additional entry into the Bristol Tourism & Hospitality Awards in the Experience Customer Services Team category resulted in being awarded 'Runner Up' in the category.
This is highly unusual because the awards usually only award 'winners', however, this year 'due to the quantity and quality' of entrants a runner up presentation was made.

Bristol Tourism Awards

Back in 2013 we entered Destination Bristol’s Tourism and Hospitality Awards in the ‘Tourism Experience of the Year’ category and have been shortlisted as a finalist.
“Congratulations to all those short-listed in an increasingly competitive event.” Kathryn Davies, Commerical Manager, Destination Bristol.
The winners being announced at the awards dinner on the evening of 17th February 2014, so please keep your fingers crossed for us.

Viewed from a balloon flight - the Torbay Express

Look what we spotted from high above on our balloon flight - we were extremely lucky to see the Torbay Express heading out of the depot! Definitely an added bonus to a great balloon flight.

One of the best way's to get a good view of the Clifton Suspension Bridge