Our Norfolk balloon flight today would begin from the New Eccles Hall School located to the south of Attleborough. The clouds had started to melt away leaving unbroken skies, just perfect for our balloon ride. We launched gently at 4.40 p.m and ascended to 4,500 feet. It really was a pristine afternoon. To our southwest Ipswich and the busy docks could be viewed, Sizewell power station was a prominent landmark on the Suffolk coastline. Looking back to the Northwest, the line of the wash and Kings Lynn were well defined. We crossed over the A140 just south of Long Stratton. What was really interesting just of the coast from Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, a small flotilla of Oil Tankers were moored. One of our more informed passengers explained ‘they sit there waiting for the price to go up’!! Then they deliver. We were now at 6,500 feet, time to make a gentle and controlled decent. Our crew were now to our front and in the village of Morningthorpe. As we were on approach Fritton common was lineing up a treat. The crew contacted the owner Mr David Sergeant who gave permission to retrieve the balloon. A large group of local families were out to watch us land, we were soon toasting the flight with a glass of chilled champagne and chatting to the local residents of the village about our Ariel adventure.
Dear Breckland Balloon Flights
I just had to drop you a quick email. Thank you so much for my flight yesterday. You have a wonderful team. They were so informative and helpful to my family who came to watch and follow. It really was a memorable afternoon no only for me, the lucky one who flew but also my family who followed the balloon and watched us land. The grand children have not stopped talking about it.