A sunrise balloon flight over Norfolk and Norwich is always a pleasure, quite honestly the best time of day. The only down side is our meet time is 6.00 a.m. We have a very gentle launch from Mattishall Golf Club and fine us drifting on a steady breeze from the southwest. We are soon overhead East Tuddenham and heading up to the north side of the city of Norwich. So a call to air traffic control at Norwich airport to let them know of our location. We start to climb higher and ascend to 3,500 feet. As in the area of Ringland Hills there are herds of outdoor pig units of which we do not want to disturb. From the balloon basket at this height pretty much all of Norfolk can be seen. All the way from Kings Lynn across to Lowestoft in Suffolk. The Norfolk Broads always look so beautiful at this time of the morning with the sun climbing from the east. We pass overhead Felthorpe and start our descent, now down to 700 feet we spot a number of stubble fields east of the village of Horsford. After an hour in the air we touch down and await our crew to locate us. They do take a little while as we have landed behind a wood in dead ground. OS maps are shuffled grid references given and within no time our crew Rob and Peter are soon with us. Simply a good quality morning flight.
Dear Breckland Crew
What a great morning good flight, good company what more can I say!!!!!!!!