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This is where you can get to know our team a bit better, and read about the things that make us smile.

Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2017: Kids’ Reactions

Posted on August 14, 2017 by Laura Foulger

In its fledgling year, the West Country extravaganza that is the Bristol Balloon Fiesta comprised just 27 balloons. As more companies began to get involved in the unique spectacle, including entries from across the globe, the number rose to 90 in 1985, a postwar… Read More

Battle of Britain Anniversary

Posted on September 15, 2016 by Brooke

This year marks the 76th anniversary of The Battle of Britain, one of the most pivotal and momentous moments in our nation's history and today, the 15th September, marks the anniversary of Battle of Britain Day. This extraordinary event is significant for many reasons, and may… Read More

Helicopter Flight Over London

Posted on September 9, 2016 by Andrea

Home to some of the most famous historic and modern landmarks in the world, it's no surprise London is also one of the most-visited capitals. Over 31.5 million people descended on the city in 2015 alone! There are plenty of ways to explore London: via… Read More

What Makes Hot Air Ballooning So Exciting?

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Issy

It's was a long time coming, but the hot air ballooning season, which generally runs from April to October, is here. Our signature Red Letter Days balloons are raring to go and in this blog post, we celebrate all things hot air ballooning so… Read More

Seven Stunning Hot Air Balloon Facts

Posted on August 12, 2016 by Dan

At the Bristol Balloon Fiesta - Europe's largest annual hot air balloon festival, two of our very own Red Letter Days hot air balloons will be flying. To share our excitement, here are seven amazing hot air balloon facts you may not already… Read More

Discover the Amazing Gyrocopter

Posted on June 20, 2016 by Ben Barron

For generations people have wished for the ability to fly. While aeroplanes and helicopters are now commonplace in the modern world, neither truly gives us a sensation close to natural flight. This is where gyrocoptering comes in. The first gyrocopter was flown in 1923… Read More

In the Clouds: Flying a Tiger Moth

Posted on May 1, 2015 by Dan

The de Havilland Tiger Moth is an incredible aircraft with an intriguing history. Not long ago, my colleague Ste and I were lucky enough to  experience flying a Tiger Moth in one of the few operational Tiger Moth's left… Read More

Skydiving aged 100 (or younger!)

Posted on March 18, 2015 by Issy

This week the BBC featured Georgina Harwood, a great-grandmother who celebrated her 100th birthday by jumping out of a plane. This lady first tried out skydiving at the tender age of 92! RLD's very own Ciana also went skydiving last year and find out how she got… Read More