Lindstrand Technologies Announces New Dealer for Central and Eastern Europe


Lindstrand Technologies Ltd are thrilled to announce that Arkadiusz Iwanski, of Poland, has been appointed our dealer for balloons in Central and Eastern Europe. 

 Arkadiusz is an experienced hot air balloonist and as a former Polish National champion he has finished in the top 3 for the last 5 years.  He will be representing Lindstrand Technologies in this important market and providing support and services for clients in his region.  

 Per Lindstrand Managing Director of Lindstrand Technologies said;

 “We have worked with Arkadiusz previously with our HiFlyer based in Warsaw and we are thrilled to have him as part of the Lindstrand family” 

 Arkadiusz said;

“I am proud and excited to be a part of Lindstrand family.”

“Lindstrand are renowned for innovation and are a very friendly company that manufactures excellent products including hot air balloons, Hiflyers and Skyflyers as well as undertaking special projects like the design and manufacture of the parachute for the planned Mars landing – Marslander, Beagle 2.

 I always love to offer my clients the best products on the market. Our new range of hot air balloons will create a new era in hot air ballooning.  I am sure  it will be a success and that it will revolutionise the market in the near future. I created  a strong Lindstrand brand in Poland but now we want expand to other markets and create  Lindstrand Central & Eastern Europe to be closer to final clients and offer them the best services.

 The Central & Eastern Europe market is  a progressive market. A lot of big Hot Air Balloon events like Europeans and Worlds will be organized in this part of Europe and we want be a part of this. 

 As Hot Air Ballooning increases its popularity in tourism, events and advertisement opportunities the market  for new products should increase in the near future from small and private aerials to operators.

 We will have a lot of news and great offers for all of our existing and prospective clients  soon, so it is very exciting to be a part of creating a new generation in the ballooning world.”

  Welcome aboard Arkadiusz and we look forward to working with you in the future, if anyone has any questions regarding this region please contact Arkadiusz at +48606589015.

 Look out for further dealer announcements in the near future.

Lindstrand Technologies Ltd wins 2015 IFAI International Achievement Award

Lindstrand Technologies Ltd was recognised with the 2015 International Achievement Award (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabric applications.

 Lindstrand Technologies Ltd received an Award of Excellence for its Inflatable stand up Paddleboards project. The project was recognized in the competition’s Technical category.

 For more than six decades, IAA have recognized excellence in design and innovation, highlighting truly spectacular work in the specialty fabrics and technical textiles industry. The International Achievement Awards competition is sponsored by IFAI, a not-for-profit trade association whose over 1,600 member companies represent the growing international specialty fabrics and technical textiles marketplace.

 IFAI received a total of 293 entries from 11 countries that were submitted for 31 categories in this year’s competition. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Judges included industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who were chosen for their knowledge in a particular field of study or product area.

 All entries receive prominent recognition at the IFAI Expo, the largest specialty fabrics trade show in the Americas. Winners receive additional publicity through coverage in IFAI magazines and press releases distributed to media professionals. 

 For photos and a detailed project description, visit

For further information please contact Lee Barnfield – Design Manager +44 1691 671888 or alternatively fill in the contact form

Is it a Bird is it a Plane? Lindstrand Technologies

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a… camper van flying through Shropshire skies

People could be forgiven for doing a double take after spotting this balloon – carrying a Bedford Rascal camper van – in the skies above Shropshire.

Lindstrand Technologies were asked to launch the balloon by Channel 4 for the programme Helluva Tour, to be aired exclusively on its digital platform All 4 this Autumn.

It flew for a couple of hours, closely followed by a helicopter for filming, before landing near Ellesmere.

Helluva Tour, which will consist of 10 five-minute episodes, will follow a cast of four strangers as they take the road trip of a lifetime from London to Australia.


Lindstrand Technologies Per Lindstrand attends Balloon Fiesta

Per Lindstrand was in Albuquerque this week to proudly announce his return to ballooning and the launch of the brand new Signature Series hot air balloon from Lindstrand Technologies.

 The factory recently completed production of its first balloon envelope in the range, an LTL Series 1-70, and is in the final steps towards type certification. Additional sizes will be added to the range in coming months, from 70,000 up to 425,000 cubic feet.

 Lightweight sizes, racers, and a revolutionary new burner are also currently in development.

 Further announcements will be made as we get closer to reaching our goal of type certification, which we expect to receive by the end of the year, with first deliveries leaving the factory in early 2016.

Until then, our Sales Manager, Kelvin Oakley, is ready to provide our customers with further information and quotes


Lindstrand Technologies Appoints New Purchasing Manager

Introducing our Purchasing and Logistics Manager, Matt Whyton.

Matt has been with the company for several years, and has now been promoted to manage the ever busy purchasing department.

Matt’s promotion follows the retirement of Lindstrand Technologies longstanding Purchasing Manager Bill McKenna who clocked in 20 years service with the company.

 Bill McKenna


Lindstrand Technologies Introducing Kelvin Oakley

Kelvin OakleyLindstrand Technologies are pleased to introduce our new Sales Manager for hot air balloons Kelvin Oakley.

Kelvin has worked within the hot air balloon industry for over 30 years, first joining Per’s team after finishing school.

His experience expanded within other sales roles in the aviation industry and we are thrilled to have Kelvin rejoin the Lindstrand Team.

His in-depth industry knowledge and excellent approach to customer service will help us to deliver the kind of 5 star service that is a hallmark of the Lindstrand way.



Philadelphia Zoo Soaring Once More

In 2002 Lindstrand Technologies Ltd installed the HiFlyer balloon at Philadelphia Zoo. Thirteen years later and our collaboration with the zoo is still going strong, making this balloon the longest established HiFlyer in the USA.

The HiFlyer is already outperforming our expectations, flying passengers from all around the world and giving them fantastic views of the zoo, its’ majestic wildlife and surrounding areas.

With it’s beautiful new artwork and spectacular scenery below, Spring has definitely “sprung” for this HiFlyer. 


Hot Air Balloon Manufacturing To Resume in Oswestry

Lindstrand UK Factory

Per Lindstrand announces his return to the Hot Air Balloon industry.

 It has been twelve years since Per Lindstrand left mainstream balloon building, selling his share in the company which bore his name, to create Lindstrand Technologies. This high tech company concentrated on the research and development of lighter-than-air fabric engineering. Products include inflated structures, tethered gas balloons and even specialised parachutes for the EU space program which have kept Per at the forefront of the fabric and aviation industries. During this time he has revolutionised the design for the HiFlyer tethered aerostat, with the Lindstrand HiFlyer now considered the best and most modern fully automated tethered aerostat in the world, with 60 HiFlyers in 24 countries.

 Per’s passion for ballooning has never diminished and much of the R&D work conducted by Lindstrand Technologies will have direct applications for hot air balloon design. With the decision two weeks ago by the current owners to close Lindstrand Hot Air Balloons, discussions were begun by the staff at Lindstrand Technologies to preserve the rich history and legacy of Oswestry for lighter-than-air development and manufacturing excellence. Many of the staff have been with Per for over 30 years in the industry. The team consists of hot air balloon pilots, aircraft welders, experienced seamstresses, design team, CAA department, purchasing department, engineering department, and electrical department.

 Per began balloon manufacturing in Oswestry in 1978 and from this location revolutionised the design of the modern day balloon. He has been manufacturing lighter-than-air aircraft on this same site to this day. Along the way, Per and Richard Branson captured all Hot Air Balloon absolute world records, and many feats thought to be impossible were proven otherwise.

 The whole concept of the current state of the balloon industry has been analysed to determine where improvements and innovations can be introduced. Once again Per Lindstrand’s visionary approach to balloon design and manufacturing will place Oswestry at the forefront of the industry. This will be a new balloon company dedicated to innovation without restriction.


Further press releases will be made in the coming weeks. Please contact Lindstrand Technologies, 01691 671888, for additional information.



Lindstrand Technologies Ltd HiFlyer Launches in Malaysian Capital

Putrajaya HiFlyer

Today sees the launch of our latest addition to the HiFlyer family in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

The HiFlyer is situated in the heart of the capital located at the newly opened Skyride Festivals Park which is situated between the Putra Mosque and the Iron Mosque.

Spectacular views are guaranteed from the Hiflyer, including the Red Bull Air Race and the Formula E Grand Prix.

Click on the  title below to read “Dreamcatcher” Magazines’ article.



Lindstrand Technologies Ltd Business as Usual

Per Lindstrand sold his interest in Lindstrand Hot Air Balloons Ltd to Cameron Balloons of Bristol in 2003.

Since then he has been successfully operating Lindstrand Technologies Ltd.

Based in Oswestry for over 35 years, Lindstrand Technologies Ltd specialise in the design development and manufacture of lighter than air products.

These products include HiFlyers SkyFlyers- Aerostats and Inflatable Buildings, not hot air balloons!