This evening we launched our balloon flight at 7.00 p.m. It was a lovely evening with a gentle breeze from the south. It is always a real bonus when family members and friends come along to watch and join in. Our retrieve crew had six cars following them along the winding country lanes of Norfolk. At this time of year all of the fields are in crop so we have to exercise great caution with our landings not to potentially damage any standing crops, its quite a challenge for the pilot and this evening was no exception. At 3,000 feet we passed over the town of Attleborough and on towards the village of Great Ellingham and Hingham. The overall speed was a steady 12 mph, not much you may think but travelling in a linear line you can cover quite a distance. We started our descent over Reymerston however due to the density of livestock we remained high ensuring not to disturb any thing on the ground. Still nothing sensible to land in so we continue our flight and cross the A47 east of the town of Dereham. Landing on a bare headland adjacent to a farm track. Our balloon flight came to an end in the parish of North Tuddenham after one hour and thirty minutes in the air. Toasting our balloon flight with a class of champagne it was a perfect end to the day.
Dear Robert and Team,
We felt we had to write and thank you for our balloon ride over Norfolk on Friday. It was a smashing evening and to have well over an hour in the air was a real treat. You have a very friendly and professional team of which we will recommend. Thank you all.