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Last Updated: Friday August 13 2010 15:54 GMT

Hayley takes off in a hot air balloon

Hayley flies high in a balloon

Hundreds of hot air balloons are flying high over Bristol this weekend as part of one of the world's biggest balloon festivals.

Over the next couple of days nearly half a million people are expected to come and watch.

The action kicked off on Friday when more than 80 balloons took off on a morning ride over the city.

This year the festival is special because it's 50 years since the modern hot air balloon was invented.

Flying high

Hayley packs up a MASSIVE balloon

Hayley went to the festival to find out what it's like floating above the Earth in a balloon.

She said it was really fun, and she felt as though she was "bobbing about" in the sky.