Bristol Balloon Fiesta previewDownload
© Licensed to London News Pictures. 29/07/2019; Bristol, UK. Press preview flight for the 41st Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2019 which will take place from 08 - 11 August 2019. Pilot Craig Thompson for Ben's Tiles Balloons checks inside the balloon envelope before take off with his son Freddie aged 21 months. For the preview up to 25 hot air balloons will take off from Filton Airfield, next to the Brabazon Hangar which is the site of a proposed new YTL Arena, and Aerospace Bristol to play homage to the 50th anniversary of Concorde. The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors and this year the Fiesta will be celebrating Icons of Bristol and look to highlight some of the things that make up the home of the International Balloon Fiesta. The event has joined forces with Aerospace Bristol to honour one of the city’s most famed creations, Concorde and Aardman Animations who are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Wallace and Gromit. Over the course of four days, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta will play host to more than 100 colourful hot air balloons of all sizes and shapes. Special shapes are an iconic part of the Fiesta and the event kicks off with its now traditional special shapes launch on Thursday evening of 08 August. Photo credit: Simon Chapman/LNP.
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