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Cappadocia, Turkey is the believed to be the top worldwide destination for hot air ballooning.  The reason for this is primarily the other phenomenon for which this area is famous - its fairy tale chimneys, giant rock formations which are best appreciated from the air.  In this drone video, contributor AprilWed uses some epic editing techniques to make this fantastic drone time-lapse of the ballooning scene in this area of Central Anatolia, the region which cover much of the middle of the country. 

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Turkey Hot Air Balloons

AirVūz Social

Voted one of the best places to take a hot air balloon ride in the world, Cappadocia, Turkey offers breathtaking views perfect for taking in while floating high above the Earth.  Driven by travelers intent on seeing the area's famous "fairytale chimney" rock formations from the air, Cappadocia has come to occupy a hallowed place within the worldwide ballooning community.   Watch the AirVūz compilation video of the best drone videos of soaring hot air balloons in Turkey! 

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Balloon Travel in the Ural Mountains

Vladimir Zhilko

The Ural Mountains are traditionally regarded as the border between European and Asian Russia.  Though the peaks of the Urals are not as tall as those of the Alps range to their west, they are one of the most important geographical features in Russia and are incredibly rich in mineral resources.  In this video, contributor and pilot Vladimir Zhilko treats us to a beautiful drone video of hot air balloons floating in the clouds above the mountain range, east of which lies the great expanse of Siberia.

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Napa Hot Air Balloons


Bright sunny skies, low winds, and beautiful aerial winery views are three reasons why hot air ballooning has always been a big draw in Napa, California.  This large wine growing center northeast of San Francisco has many balloons floating over it on a given day, probably as many as any spot in the United States.  In this video, top contributor SF Drones gives us a drone view of the balloons floating in the crystal blue California sky. 

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Hot air balloon festival in Vietnam

Dang Cine

The hot air balloon festival that is held in the city of Huế, Vietnam draws people from countries all over including the Netherlands, Korea, India, Japan and more. Contributor Dang Cine captured aerial footage of the aerial spectacle with his drone and amongst the glowing orbs are some unique designs like a Smurf and a baby chick.  Huế is a historic town situated about midway down Vietnam's long South China Sea coastline, just a few km/mi inland upstream from the mouth of the Perfume River.  

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2017 Clovisfest Hot Air Balloons!

Red Dragonfly Media

Clovisfest is a Fall festival in Fresno, in California's Central Valley.  With beautiful views, warm dry air, and generally predictable wind conditions, the festival has become one of the top annual events in the country for hot air balloon enthusiasts.  Contributor UA&Visuals worked with the festival's organizers to create this beautiful promotional video of the event.  He's able to capture some epic footage of some of the balloons plying the skies over Fresno, which is about a two hour drive from Los Angeles.  

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Evening Balloon Flight UK

Kevin Watkins

Despite its sometimes-inclement weather and strong winds, hot air ballooning is quite popular in the United Kingdom.  Many of the world's top hot air ballooning pilots hail from the British Isles, and UK billionaire Richard Branson is a notable hot air balloon enthusiast.  In this video, contributor Kevin Watkins captured some hot air balloonists flying in the early evening in the UK. The flying site is in Archway in southeastern England, not far from the capital city London.   

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Hispadrone - The Balloon Dance #DJI #4K


The valleys and plains of southern Spain make for some amazing hot air ballooning.  Balloonists are treated to epic views of some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Europe, a place of amazing cliffs and rock formations and distant snow-capped mountains.  It's not surprising that Spain punches well above its weight in the world of hot air ballooning.  Creator Hispadrone brings us this amazing drone video of a hot air balloon riding the air above this magical part of Andalusian Spain.  

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My Craziest FPV Experience - Johnny FPV x Beautiful Destinations


When legendary first person view (FPV) drone pilot JohnnyFPV says he has a video that features his craziest FPV experience, you know it is going to be incredible.  In this epic and highly cinematic FPV freestyle video, he takes on the region of Capadoccia in central Turkey.   The area is famous for its fairy tale chimneys and the hot air balloons which fly over them, but you've likely never seen it from this perspective.  This epic, 4K, sixty-second piece is just a teaser for the full-length video he plans to release.