Chubb Fire takes to the skies

June 28, 2006


Dates have been released for this year’s tour by the distinctive Chubb Fire hot air balloon. Following a most successful season last year when it was seen by over a million people, the extinguisher-shaped balloon will be taking to the skies again this summer to appear at key ballooning events around the country.

The balloon measures more than 120ft in height, has a capacity of 90,000 cubic feet and can carry two passengers and the pilot. It will be appearing at:

Silverstone Historic Festival
Friday 28th - Sunday 30th July 2006

Groombridge (Kent) Ferrari and Balloon Meeting
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August 2006

Bristol Balloon Festival
Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th August 2006

Northampton Balloon Festival
Friday 18th - Sunday 20th August 2006

Chatsworth (Derbyshire) Country Fair
Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd September 2006

Chester Fire & Rescue – Launch of Fire Awareness Week
4th and 5th September 2006

The Emergency Services Show 2006 Wiltshire
Sunday 10th September 2006

Suzanne Donovan, Chubb Fire’s Marketing and Communications Director said: “It will be great to spot the balloon up and down the country. The unique and distinctive shape of the balloon is symbolic of Chubb’s prominence in the extinguisher market and its high visibility will send a strong message about fire safety this summer.”