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Bristol 10km launch for G-OTCT

Aerial Marketing specialists Lighter Than Air have launched their latest sponsored balloon at the Bristol 10KM which took place on May 7th 2017.

The striking new Cameron Z105 registration G-OTCT was built to help raise awareness for the amazing Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity very close to Lighter Than Air’s heart.

The balloon, which was purchased by the directors of Lighter Than Air, will tour the UK flying teenagers and young adults who have been affected by cancer whilst raising awareness of this amazing organisation.

To hire the balloon for your wedding or corporate event please contact Paul @ Lighter Than Air on 07771 765083 or . A percentage of each booking will be donated to the charity.

To find out more about the incredible work of the Teenage Cancer Trust please visit

Goodbye Oons Kearlke and Oons Wiefke!

2017 has started with a fond farewell to our special shape balloons Oons Wiefke and Oons Kearlke who have headed off on a new adventure.

The mischievous duo travelled the globe in 2015 and 2016 crossing 5 continents and entertaining hundreds of thousands of people.

In January 2017 the arrived in their new home of Quebec.

Oons Wiefke and Oons Kearlke will continue touring with their new owner Jacob Vaillancourt.
Jacob can be contacted at

For more information on hot air balloon advertsing with special shapes or regular balloons contact the specialists at Lighter Than Air Ltd: Paul Burrows on 07771 765083 or

Amazing Taitung

Specialist corporate hot air balloon operations company Lighter Than Air have stolen the show at the closing ceremony for the 2016 Taiwan International Balloon Festival.

The spectacular nightglow and fireworks display took place in the heart of Taitung at the University Sports Stadium with record crowds attending.

Lighter Than Air’s special shape balloons Oons Kearlke and Oons Wiefke were the only two non-Taiwanese balloons invited to participate in this prestigious event at the request of Regional Governor Justin Huang.

This is the fourth time that pilots from Lighter Than Air have participated in Taiwan’s premiere public event and it has helped cement our place as truly global hot air balloon operators.

Next stop for the special shape duo is the Heritage Inn Balloon Festival in High River Canada.

Meanwhile for the pilots and crew it’s a quick dash back to the UK for the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

For more information on the operation of special shape advertising hot air balloons contact the specialists at Lighter Than Air Ltd: Paul Burrows on 07771 765083 or

The Italian Job

Oons Kearkle and Oons Wiefke are getting ready for their only European event in 2016.

The mischievous pair will be heading to the city of Modena in Italy to take part in the Voliamo Balloon Festival from the 28th of May to the 5th of June.

Modena is situated on the south side of the beautiful Po Valley in the Emilia-Romagne region of Italy.

The city is home to some of the most iconic car brands in the world including Ferrari, De Tomaso and Pagani.

For more information on hot air balloon advertising across Europe, contact the experts at Lighter Than Air Ltd.
Paul Burrows on 07771 765083 or

Good Morning Vietnam

The team from Lighter Than Air recently completed two historic flights over the world heritage city of Hue in Vietnam.

Pilots Paul Burrows and Ian Martin flew LTA’s two world famous special shapes from the former palace as part of the Hue festival bi-annual celebrations which take place during the months of April and May.

Established as the capital of unified VietNam in 1802, Hué was not only the political but also the cultural and religious centre under the Nguyen dynasty until 1945. The Perfume River winds its way through the Capital City, the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Inner City, giving this unique feudal capital a setting of great natural beauty.

The visit to Hue was also the final stop on LTA’s mammoth 2015/2016 tour which has seen the balloons flown on 4 continents and travel a mammoth 47,000 miles.

For information on advertising hot air balloon programs with global coverage, contact the specialists at Lighter Than Air Ltd:
Paul Burrows on 07771 765083 or

Philippines First for Lighter Than Air Ltd

Aviation history was made at the Philippines International Balloon Fiesta when twin brothers Anthony and Timothy Green launched their paragliders from a hot air balloon.

Lighter Than Air pilot Paul Burrows carried the twins to 7000 feet above Clarke Airbase in a Cameron special shape hot air balloon G-CIGK.

Once the balloon was stable the boys lowered their chutes over the side of the basket, climbed onto the edge and jumped headfirst into the early morning sky.

For more information on hot air balloon advertising and aerial marketing contact Paul Burrows on 07771 765083 or >

Lighter Than Air steal the show at Canberra Balloon Spectacular

Oons Kearlke & Oons Wiefe

Lighter Than Air’s mischievous duo Oons Kearlke and
Oons Wiefke have stolen the show at the 2016
Canberra Balloon Spectacular.

The loveable duo have entertained the crowds celebrating the 30th Canberra Balloon Festival in Australia’s capital city.

Helped by a dedicated team of volunteers from the Southern Tablelands 4WD Club and the Canberra Water Police, Lighter Than Air’s world famous shapes have flown and tethered daily for the gathered public.

To book Oons Wiefke and Oons Kearlke for your event, or for more information on advertising with hot air balloons, contact Paul Burrows on 07771 765083 or >

For more information on the Bristol Balloon Fiesta visit

Al Ain Air Championships are a glowing success

The first Al Ain Air Championships took place between the 17th and 19th of December at Al Ain Airport
in the UAE.

Lighter Than Air were commissioned to create a unique and exciting area showcasing hot air balloons and ballooning aptly named the “Balloon Zone”.

Over the course of the three days there was a mixture of tethered balloons including several special shapes, a walk-in envelope which allowed people to experience the sheer size of a balloon and, of course, the obligatory tethered balloon flights.

The balloon zone highlight was the Friday Nightglow with 8 balloons glowing in the desert landscape as the sun set. The Balloon zone will be returning to Al Ain in 2017 bigger and better.

Thinking of running a hot air balloon event?
For more information contact Paul Burrows on 07771 765083 or

Al Ain Air Championship - Night Glow
Ai Ain Air Championship

Paddypower set to return to Bristol International Balloon Fiesta in 2016

Paddypower's Underpants

Paddypower’s record breaking underpants will be returning to the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta which runs from the 11th to the 14th of August.

The lucky underpants were last seen during the special shapes launch three years ago and have been absent ever since.

For more information on what days the balloon will be appearing follow Lighter Than Air on Facebook

For more information on having your brand showcased at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta contact Paul Burrows on 07771 765083 or >

For more information on the Bristol Balloon Fiesta visit

CJ Hole Take to the Skies!

CJ Hole Take to the Skies!

West Country based estate agents CJ Hole have joined the ever growing list of clients choosing Lighter Than Air to manage their hot air balloon advertising programme. Manufactured by Cameron Balloons and launched in April the distinctive blue balloon has been a regular sight in the air and at events from Cheltenham to Burnham on Sea.

Next up for the team will be a full programme at the 2014 Bristol International Balloon Fiesta starting with the Queens Square press launch scheduled for Tuesday 5th August.

More information about CJ Hole can be found at and more information about the
Bristol Balloon Fiesta at

Lighter Than Air help create a special atmosphere at the
2013 Al Ain Air Show.

Al Ain Air Show

Following a successful visit in 2010 the team were back in 2013 with a specially branded Cameron A120.

The balloon was tethered at Al Ain Zoo for the press launch where the team were joined by pilots from around the globe as well as the Sultan who enjoyed a short ride.

During the three days of the air show the team could be seen on the airfield, tethering during various slots, allowing many locals the chance to jump onboard.

Al Ain Night Glow

The balloon also took centre stage during the Gala Ceremony glowing on the rear lawns of the Hilton Al Ain, whilst various awards were handed out by the local dignitaries.

The team are already looking forward to returning in 2015.

For further information on the operation of advertising balloons in the
UAE please contact our Dubai based representative, Joe Macgrath on
+971 (0)50 455 1653 or

Bristol Balloon Fiesta breaks records

Landing in Keynsham

The 35th Bristol International Balloon Fiesta has broken an unusual record for the biggest number of balloon landings at the same site. Saturday morning’s mass ascent saw 74 hot air balloons land at the former Cadbury Chocolate factory in Keynsham raising £740.00 for Help for Heroes. Amongst the balloons landing were Lighter Than Air Pilots Nick Dunnington and Paul Burrows flying The Learning Balloon and Miles Architectural Ironmongery Balloon respectively.