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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 admin

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

The Hovercraft – a Gliding Enigma

Posted on September 30, 2016 by admin

Invented in the 1960's, the hovercraft is the ultimate all-terrain vehicle, capable of taking on off-road mud and grass and then gliding effortlessly onto water. More and more people are getting excited about the idea of piloting a futuristic-looking vehicle that doesn't technically fly or… Read More

Battle of Britain Anniversary

Posted on September 15, 2016 by admin

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 admin

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… Read More

Hot Air Ballooning: Meet the Makers

Posted on August 19, 2016 by Issy

It's no hidden secret that we are fanatical about hot air ballooning at Red Letter Days! Remember our trip to the factory to see our Red Letter Days hot air balloons being made and tested? Cameron Balloons are one of… Read More

Out and About at Cameron Balloons

Posted on August 16, 2016 by Issy

Our partnership with Balloons Over Britain means that we can't be beaten on price for hot air balloon rides UK and are the exclusive retailer of hot air balloon rides London. We proudly have our very own Red Letter Days hot air balloons up… Read More

In Pictures: The Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Posted on August 15, 2016 by admin

Date for the calendar: Thursday 10 August – Sunday 13 August 2017 Every year operators, enthusiasts, and the general public gather to take part in Europe’s biggest celebration of all things hot air ballooning, the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. Last year we sent along… Read More

Seven Stunning Hot Air Balloon Facts

Posted on August 12, 2016 by admin

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

Hot Air Ballooning Month

Posted on August 1, 2016 by Issy

Throughout August 2016, we’re going to be full of hot air, because our theme is HOT AIR BALLOONING. Aboard a wicker basket that floats gently and quietly in the sky, beneath a colourful balloon envelope powered by propane burners really is the most spectacular… Read More

Discover the Amazing Gyrocopter

Posted on June 20, 2016 by admin

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 admin

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

Spitfire Focus – Flying in a Spitfire

Posted on January 28, 2015 by Issy

On the 10th July 2018 at 1pm, London saw the greatest flypast ever undertaken by the Royal Air Force in peacetime. 100 aircraft took to the skies to celebrate the RAF's centenary, with planes flying over Buckingham Palace and 17 different types of craft such as helicopters, transport planes and Hawk, Typhoon… Read More

Out and About: Aerobatic Stunt Flying!

Posted on October 13, 2014 by admin

"It’s an indescribable feeling but one of the best experiences I’ve ever done!" We sent Rachael and Jess to shoot some footage of one of our most exciting experiences – Aerobatic Stunt Flying. Read all about it - and watch the video!… Read More

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Dinner

Posted on June 25, 2014 by Issy

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Dinner took place in the south west earlier this month at a unique venue. Andy Ling from our Product Team (which source all of our great experiences and look after supply partners) was bursting to go along - and the… Read More