Another sucessful Northampton Balloon Festival
So another Northampton Balloon Festival comes to the end, what a year it was!
Northamptonshire saw three mass assents across the weekend, regular balloon tethering in the arena and a hugely popular night glow enjoyed by Balloonists and members of the public alike.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that came along to watch the balloons, the balloonists and Billing Aquadrome for giving us a fantastic venue for the event.
Date for your diary, 16-18 August 2013, see you there.
Image courtesty of Kevin Viney
Day 1: No flying this morning
Unfortunately due to high winds, no launch took place this morning at Billing Aquadrome. The next pilots briefing will take place at 18.00 this evening.
Its nearly time!
Just where has the last year gone, the 2012 Northampton Balloon Festival is very nearly upon us. Preparations are nearing completion and all available spaces for balloons have been filled. Read the rest of this entry »
Northampton Balloon Festival continues to take to the skies
The organisers of Northampton Balloon Festival are pleased to announce that they have secured an agreement with Pure Leisure Ltd to host the event at Billing Aquadrome for a further 3 years. Read the rest of this entry »
Admission Prices 2012
With only a few months to go until the Northampton Balloon Festival gets under way, the admission prices for entry into Billing Aquadrome have now been confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »
Balloons attending page updated
Where is 2012 disappearing to? Its only a few months now until one of the biggest balloon events in the country returns this summer to Billing Aquadrome.
Want to get a taste of things to come? We have updated the balloons booked to attend page showing you a selection of balloons that will be at the 2012 Northampton Balloon Festival.
Please note, special shape balloons are even more weather dependant than standard shape balloons.
2012 Balloonist application forms now available
With only 6 months left to go until The Northampton Balloon Festival 2012 kicks off, the 2012 balloonist application forms are now available to download.
The event takes place between Friday 17th to Sunday 19th August 2012 at Billing Aquadrome for the 4th time. Read the rest of this entry »
Register your interest in 2012 event
Are you a pilot looking to attend this years Northampton Balloon Festival? You can now register your interest and have the application form sent straight to your inbox as soon as its ready.
The 2012 event will take place between 17-19 August at Billing Aquadrome
2012 Dates Announced
With the fantastic sucess of the 2011 Balloon Festival, 5 out of 6 flights flown and a stunning 7 Balloon Nightglow on the Saturday evening, we are pleased to confirm that the Northampton Balloon Festival will be back again at Billing Aquadrome next year, 17-19 August 2012 are dates to keep clear in your diary.
We are still sifting through the hundreds of e-mails we recieved during the weekend with all of your fantastic photographs, we hope to have the 2011 galleries online in the next day or so.
Green Light for Balloons in Northampton
For the first time in many years at The Northampton Balloon Festival, the Balloons have flown every morning and evening so far.
Several Balloons braved the windy conditions on Friday evening and around 20 balloons flew Saturday morning and evening.
The nightglow was a huge sucess on Saturday evening with thousands in attendance and for the first time at Billing Aquadrom we had Balloons inflated during the glow.
About 15 balloons took off between the Showers on Sunday morning heading towards the east of Northamptonshire.
The next pilot briefing is at 6pm, remember, if you have any pictures from this years event, please e-mail them to email@example.com