What a stunning evening for another Balloon Flight over Norfolk. We launched from Mattishall Golf Club, and with a gentle breeze coming from the south west with a steady and gentle climb we were cruising at 5,000’ above Norfolk. We crossed Norwich just to the north. The city was clearly in view with the cathedral a castle taking pride of place. Up over Norwich airport watching the aircraft depart and enter circuit was quite interesting too.
All of the Norfolk broads were in clear view from the Hot Air Balloon with the wind turbines just of Great Yarmouth making a modern landmark. Once clear of Norwich airport we requested thier permission to descend to 1000. So over Horsford we started a steady descent. The wind was very light on the surface, crossing over the old airbase at Coltishall and finally landing in the parish of Tunstead.
Once on the ground the flight was celebrated in the usual manner with clinking glasses and good cheer with enthusiastic conversation about the flight.
Mr Brandon Chapman who flew with us that evening complemented us on the conduct of the flight and how much he enjoyed it. Coming from one of Heathrow’s air traffic controllers that was a real complement!!