Bristol International Balloon Fiesta (DVD)
This presentation beautifully illustrates the full glory of Europe`s largest annual balloon fiesta, an attraction that has become one of the most popular outdoor events in the UK, with half a million visitors each year. You will also enjoy a behind-the-scenes insight into what makes the fiesta such a success. Set in the rolling parkland of Bristol`s Ashton Court Estate, the fiesta includes mass balloon launches, providing a spectacular show for those at the event and also for spectators throughout the area. There is also a wide range of other activities, including daredevil stunts, and fun for all the family in a carnival atmosphere. The history of ballooning in Bristol, which goes as far back as the pioneering days of the late 18th century, is also explored, revealing another dimension to what may appear to be a very modern story. There is also a special report on Cameron Balloons, the world`s largest manufacturer of hot-air balloons, who produced the balloon that completed the first solo round-the-world flight in 2001. The company`s founder and Managing Director, Don Cameron, adds insightful comment to the story, and so it is fitting that the presentation should end with a balloon flight piloted by Don himself!
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