Sky Safari on Tour – GP2 – Devon
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by Mike Buckle
1M ago
#SkySafari on tour returned for 2024 with the Devon Balloon Festival, at Exeter Race Course. The beautiful scenery of Devon saw 25 balloons float across the landscape with two fantastic ascents, including a flight across the estuary and towards Sidmouth. The post Sky Safari on Tour – GP2 – Devon appeared first on Exclusive Ballooning ..read more
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Sky Safari on Tour – GP1 – Dorset
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by Mike Buckle
1M ago
#SkySafari on tour kicked off for 2024 with the fabulous first event of the year. Beautiful flying area in Dorset, large crowds, flat calm night glow and brand new balloons…. Two brand new Diamond Balloons were unveiled plus #PicoTheBabyPeacock first time in the UK. Another Diamond – for Corsham Patios & Fencing Ltd made its maiden flight at the event and also appeared alongside a mini Diamond version of the same balloon… With 20,000 spectators over the weekend, we say a massive thank you to all the pilots, crews, volunteers and helpers who made the event so special. Model balloons, meet a ..read more
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Wallace & Gromit’s Moon Rocket Flights
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by Mike Buckle
1M ago
We are excited to announce that you are now able to book your very own grand day out, with a flight in Wallace & Gromit’s Moon Rocket! Working in partnership with Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, and Aardman, Exclusive Ballooning first launched the Moon Rocket in 2020. However, this is the first time that you will be able to take to the skies in the iconic balloon and while doing so, help to raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital. Book your flight here: https://www.ballooningstore.com/…/wallace-and-gromits…/ The post Wallace & Gromit ..read more
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Albuquerque 2023 with Sky Safari
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by Mike Buckle
1M ago
Exclusive Ballooning’s Sky Safari family returned to the skies of Albuquerque for the world’s biggest hot air balloon festival. The keenly anticipated favourites of Puddles, Splash, Tall Steve, Adelaide, Simbaloo, Wes and Duma were joined by the Panther, floating amongst over 500 balloons at the famous event. The Sky Safari fleet will return back to New Mexico in 2024! The post Albuquerque 2023 with Sky Safari appeared first on Exclusive Ballooning ..read more
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Pico joins Sky Safari at Albuquerque
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by Mike Buckle
1M ago
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta saw the unveiling of Sky Safari’s latest addition, Pico the Peacock! Arriving overnight on Thursday, following it’s test inflation in the UK a matter of days before, Pico the Peacock officially joined the SkySafari family, showing off his feathers at #BalloonFiesta! The concept for Pico was submitted by world famous balloon photographer Bennie Bos, who was on site with Exclusive Ballooning director Andrew Holly for the inflation. Pico became an instant hit with the public and will be seen at events throughout 2024! The post Pico joins Sky Safari at ..read more
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Sky Safari join Adirondack’s 50th Balloon Festival
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by Mike Buckle
1M ago
The Adirondack Balloon Festival marks it’s 50th anniversary event this weekend, with Splash and Tall Steve and their animal friends joining in on the celebrations. Making their way to the US following #SkySafari at Longleat; Puddles, Splash, Tall Steve, Adelaide and Simbaloo are flying alongside the panther during this year’s anniversary event. The free event saw over 130,000 people attend the balloon festival located in Queensbury, New York and the #SkySafari family were firm favourites, stealing the social media limelight! The post Sky Safari join Adirondack’s 50th Balloon Festival appea ..read more
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Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie Visit
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by Exclusive Ballooning
1y ago
We were thrilled to welcome Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie for a tour of our offices and factory this month to demonstrate the diverse range of our industry leading products that we provide.  Siobhan’s tour included the companies hot air balloon manufacturing facilities and an insight into the Ballooning Access business that allows disabled people to experience the uniqueness of a hot air balloon flight.  Having been proudly based in Breadstone for over 20 years, we remain committed to serving our local community and representing Gloucestershire on the ..read more
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Exclusive Ballooning awarded at NOEA
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by Mike Buckle
1y ago
The whole team at Exclusive Ballooning are incredibly proud after major success at the 2022 National Outdoor Events Association awards. Exclusive Ballooning were nominated in an incredible five categories and despite stiff opposition from a wide variety of events and festivals from around the country, walked away with not one but two very prestigious trophies. For the second time in a row, our SkySafari event at Longleat has won overall best outdoor event of the year. The organisers specifically highlighting how the event was rapidly adapted to the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II just an hour ..read more
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Isle of Wight Balloon Festival 2022
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by Exclusive Ballooning
1y ago
Exclusive Ballooning are proud to present a new event to their growing line-up – the Isle of Wight Balloon Festival, with the first edition having taken place over 28th-30th May 2022. The event, hosted at Robin Hill Country Park, is now confirmed as an annual addition to the ballooning calendar with fifteen invitees, designed to provide a unique, high quality, fun and relaxed social event for balloonists. A collection of special shape animal balloons were in attendance, with Puddles, Splash, and Tall Steve the Penguins, Adelaide the Koala, Simbaloo the Lion, Duma the Cheetah, Wes the Wolf, Dol ..read more
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Sky Safari Returns to Longleat
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by Mike Buckle
1y ago
The Exclusive Cup 2022 #SkySafari took place over the weekend 8th -12th September. The 2022 edition returned to it’s normal format at Longleat Safari Park after a two year COVID hiatus and featured five ascents and two bespoke atmospheric night-glows crafted in memoriam of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Sell out capacity crowds provided fantastic feedback, and will be seen as an historic event. Pilots attended from as far a field as the United States, Canada and throughout Europe to attend the five day event, with special shapes including penguins, a lion, cheetah, koala, wolf, panther, bunn ..read more
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