Fate of flight festival remains up in the air

Traffic jams caused tempers to flare and poor weather kept balloons from launching during the third annual Festival of Flight at the Tampa North Flight Center. Scores of motorists complained via the festival’s Facebook page about being stuck in traffic for hours. Some said they were turned away from the venue because there was no place to park. Others said they gave up and voiced … [Read more...]

Festival shares joys of flight

People who are drawn to hot air balloons and aircraft enthusiasts will have plenty to see and do at Festival of Flight 2015. The event, which will take place from Sept. 11 through Sept. 13 at Tampa North Flight Center, features hot air balloon rides, tethered balloon rides, two balloon glows, two balloon launches, helicopters, planes, live music, a specialty car show and more. Admission is … [Read more...]

Festival of Flight features a flying pig and a soaring clown

The second annual Festival of Flight will offer event-goers the chance to see more than two dozen hot air balloons, to explore all types of aircraft, to grab a bite to eat, and to enjoy live music. Admission is free, and parking is $2. This year, there will even be a flying pig and a giant clown among the hot air balloons, said festival director Jessica Warren of American Balloons. … [Read more...]