Tavistock Balloon Fiesta Summary
17th November 2007 Events
During the August bank Holiday Aerosaurus Balloons went to the Tavistock Balloon Fiesta. We’d like to thank all at the Tavistock Lions and Round Table for our invitation and here’s a summary of how the weekend went.
Event Summary 2007
- All 6 slots available for the event were flown (Fri PM, Sat AM, Sat PM, Sun AM, Sun PM & Mon AM).
- 166 balloon ascents recorded over the weekend.
- 9 balloons participated in the Saturday evening Night Glow.
- 16 balloons tethered over the 4 days.
- Parachute drop by Royal Signals on the Saturday evening, all 4 jumpers landing back in the arena.
- Jonathan Dyer successfully gaining his instructor rating.
- The event attracted coverage from the BBC and ITV.
- BBC did 2 pre-recorded pieces, plus a live outside broadcast into Spotlight, the Friday night regional news programme for the South West, which attracts 1 million viewers.
- Extensive coverage in all the regional and local press.
- Website attracted over 250,000 visitors in 6 months to 31st August 2007.
Arthur Street, owner of Aerosaurus Balloons, was presented with the 2006 BBAC Western Region Montgolfier Award “For Development of Ballooning in the South West”.
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