Midland’s Air Festival
An unrivalled spectacle with over 100 hot air balloons!
The Midlands Air Festival will also be bringing back its spectacular signature evening Nightfire show, with a pre-show evening air display, then when darkness falls an air display of aircraft fitted with pyrotechnics, fireworks and lighting systems to their wings, followed by a beautiful balloon nightglow where the burners of the balloons light up the envelopes in a choreographed dance of fire all set to music. The finale of show will be a massive firework display to close a truly unforgettable evening.
With over 100 hot air balloons in attendance and such an extraordinary number of special shape balloons, the twice-daily hot air balloon mass ascents at dawn and dusk will provide an unrivalled spectacle. Some of the special shape balloons include The Orient Express making its debut appearance at the festival all the way from The Netherlands, thanks to the Team for Old Balloons; The Head, a massive flying piece of art designed by Swedish artist, Peter Hellbom; Hyla the Frog, a character-balloon based on a tree frog and the Guinea Pig, a new addition also making its debut appearance across the Midlands skies.
The flying display programme will keep visitors’ eyes to the skies. The audience will be treated to WW2 Warbirds, WW1 air displays, fast jets, helicopters, gyroplanes, high energy aerobatic displays, aerial ballet and flying circus acts as well as parachute and formation display teams, all contained within beautiful surroundings of the Ragley Estate.
The ticketed event will feature the largest display of special shape character hot air balloons in Europe, with over 40 of these amazing giants registered to attend. In addition, organisers have already secured the mighty B-17 bomber to headline the exhilarating programme of air displays.