Day 6 Filzmoos Balloon Fiesta- Fresh Snow and 1 Sledge

17th January 2008    News

Another disappointment today, the snow had fallen during the night and was still falling. So with flights once again cancelled, David and myself went for a coffee and cake and wandered the streets of Filzmoos. As disappointed as I was with the flights being cancelled it was a lovely day to walk around the village. […]


Day 5 Filzmoos Balloon Fiesta- A Journey to Salzburg

16th January 2008    News

The briefing today was a disappointment, no weather information was given, only a simple “no flying today” was all that was said. Sadly the weather had started to break and was coming in from the North West (low cloud and snow fall). Fortunately, a member of our team needed to go home today (Tam), so […]


Day 4 Filzmoos Balloon Fiesta- Long Haul Air Balloon Flight

15th January 2008    News

Now with one flight under our belts and a clear sky above our heads, we went out on Tuesday (15th January) with optimistic hopes. We had, once again, got the “all clear” and rumours had started spreading about a low band of pressure coming in for the next couple days, making today a very important […]


Day 3 Filzmoos Balloon Fiesta – The First Flight

14th January 2008    News

We woke the following morning (Mon 14th January) to a clear and beautiful blue sky, so after the “all clear” at the briefing we marched to the launch field with eager attitudes and inflated our Alba Balloon. A flight of 1hr 30mins took part that morning for ourselves, due to a heavy load and indecisive […]


Day 1 Filzmoos Balloon Fiesta – Arrival

12th January 2008    News

Finally the 29th Annual Filzmoos Balloon Fiesta kicked off on the 12th Of January, with 40 Hot Air Balloons taking part in the small village of Filzmoos (South Salzburg, Austria). I joined Alba Ballooning for this event comprising of a team of 1 pilot and 4 crew, 1 land rover and 1 balloon. Day One […]


Western Region BBAC Training 2008

7th January 2008    News

During the months of February and March (2008) there will be training courses for PUT’s (Pilots Under Training) or anyone else who is entangled with hot air ballooning (crew, staff e.t.c). The Following is available: February 9th-PUT Forum, Meteorology and Air Law courses. February 10th-Balloon Systems, Human Factors, Navigation and Flight Planning and PUT Forum […]


Nationwide Balloon Flight Vouchers

7th January 2008    News

Aerosaurus Balloons has the unique advantage of being able to offer nationwide flights from as little as £145 per person. The benefit of this voucher is the fact that they enable the recipient a champagne hot air balloon ride in England, Scotland or Wales. They’re open dated, valid for 12 months and offer a choice […]


The British Winter and Balloon Flights

5th January 2008    News

That time of year has come again. The nights are shorter and the wind is starting to shake Britain in its shallow waters. So, in protest, balloon enthusiasts/pilots/crew are starting to head elsewhere to seek their much-needed adrenaline rushes. I myself am going to Filzmoos (south Austria) come January the 9th with Alba Balloons (a Scottish […]


The Importance of Landowner & Customer Relations

4th December 2007    News

Aerosaurus Balloons has probably the best landowner and customer relations in the UK. The companies Operations Manager and Chief Pilot Arthur Street is a South West Regional Land Owner Relations officer, liaising with the British Ballooning and Airship Club (BBAC), the National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Country Land & Business Association (CLA). Arthur who […]


Aerosaurus Launches New ‘Behind the Scenes’ Hot Air Ballooning Operations Experience Voucher

29th November 2007    News

At last, something new for ballooning enthusiasts to try, apart from just your traditional flight experience. We have launched a brand new voucher which gives people the chance to go ‘behind the scenes’ of the ballooning world and see what’s involved in typical hot air balloon flight in the South West. From the explanation of […]