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Hot Air Balloon Racing


Hot Air Balloon Racing!

How exciting is Hot Air Balloon Racing? VERY! Josh Corman shows you why. Check it out!

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An unexpected aerobatics session through hot air balloons w/ Kirby Chambliss.

In the United States, June 5 is National Hot Air Balloon Day. On this day in 1909, Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) held its first ever event – a hot air balloon race. To commemorate this past milestone, and in anticipation of the upcoming round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at IMS on October 6 and 7, pilot Kirby Chambliss decided to incorporate hot air balloons into his training regimen. He took to the skies at dawn above his Phoenix, AZ, home, chicaning through the balloons on the ground, similar to the chicanes he races through in the Red Bull Air Race. Once the balloons were released into the air, Kirby got a bit more creative, performing aerobatics above, around and through the balloons. Chambliss will head to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for round 7 of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship on October 6 and 7. Tickets are available at


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Hot Air Races - 2013 countdown begins, hot air balloon racing

Welcome to HotAirRaces, a new an unique flying contest for hot air balloon pilots.
More Video's to come as the launch date (7th - 9th June 2013) for the event draws closer.
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Hot Air Balloon Racing-Team

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25th New Haven Hot Air Balloon Race

See what happens and how the winner is determined in a hare and hound Hot Air Balloon Race

Skydivers Play on the ULTIMATE Mega Swing

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Take four skydivers, two hot air balloons, a 125m long rope with a seat on the end, climb to 1,800m in a hot air balloon...and this is what you get – MEGA SWING, the physical realization of that childhood dream we all have. It's the dream of everyone, Lettner says. To swing higher and higher, and finally jump off and fly.

We just wanted to go bigger, says Austrian, Marco Waltenspiel, who with fellow skydivers Georg Lettner, Marco Fürst and Dominic Roithmair made this project happen.

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2014 The Great Reno Nevada Balloon Race, by Full Circle Productions

2014 Reno nv, Hot Air Balloon Races, By Full Circle Productions
Time laps, dawn patrol, mass ascension, glow show

The Great Texas Balloon Race Festival 2013

A short film highlighting the hot air balloons and the balloon glow the East Texas Regional Airport in Longview/Kilgore Texas...

Canberra Dragon Boat Racing filmed from Hot Air Balloon

Just happened to be flying over Lake Burley Griffin one morning when the Dragon Boat race started.
Looks like a great race and a brilliant way to start the day.

The NAVMAT Dragon Boat racing club have an open day /come and try Dragon boat racing on the 28AUG2010. Learn how to paddle and be a part of a team while getting fit.

Bungee Jumping: From a Hot Air Balloon and a Tower

Hindsight being 20/20, Bungee jumping out of a moving hot air balloon does not sound like a really smart thing to do. However I liked it so much that I Bungee jumped again, but this time from a nice safe tower at the State Fair.

1st midnight balloon rally 2009

1st Midnight Balloon Rally 2009 in Jyvaskyla, Finland. Hotairballoons are flying in the midlle of the night watching the midnightsun and beaty of finnish nature. Ballonist are from: Finland, China, Estonia, Lithuania and England. More information of the event from official website

Former IndyCar racer Sam Schmidt rides in a hot air balloon!

(Captured from Indianapolis WTHR, Ch. 13) Former IndyCar Series racer (and race winner) Sam Schmidt celebrates the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Centennial Era events and takes part in the Balloon Festival.

FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship (Episode Fifth) aviation

World Hot Air Ballooning Championships is main ballooning championships in the World. Debrecen, Hungary, Day 5 (Thursday) - October 7, 2010. The 5 episode of the 8. Created by Andrey Garin of Kyiv Ballooning Society

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Debrecen 2010 Hot Air Balloon Championship -Crazy-

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Extreme sports Motorcycle racing Hot Air Balloon Bungee Jump

What sport do you play? Two major parts of my sporting life were Motorcycle Canyon Racing and Hot Air Balloon Bungee Jumping

Hot air balloons for kids

Balloon ride | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Emirati hero Adil Khalid is back on the boat for Leg 6 - but before setting sail, he went from sea to sky to experience life at the other extreme

World Hot Air Balloon Championships 2006 Tochigi

Markus Pieper (Germany) nails the target in the Prize flight at the end of the 2006 World Hot Air Balloon Championships in Tochigi Japan

Up, UP and Away

Thirty-three hot air balloons lift off from the infield of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 3, 2009 as they compete in the second of two hair and hounds races staged to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the building and opening of the famous racing facility. The track was constructed in 1909 and the first competitive events conducted there was a gas balloon race.

Honor Flight

In August 2015 at the Great Texas Balloon Race in Longview, TX balloonists from around the country honored friend and fellow balloonist Kinnie Gibson.

Kinnie's balloon was inflated on the festival field along with six balloons piloted by some of his closest friends. The six balloons took off in a missing man formation, leaving Kinnie's balloon inflated on the field. As Kinnie's balloon was deflated, balloonists and friends from around the country moved in to pack his balloon for a final time, together.

A moving tribute for a man with a lifelong passion for hot air ballooning.



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