Our Norfolk Balloon Flight Experience this morning launched from Mattishall Golf Club another super morning with a full complement of passengers. We were soon airborne and sampling the delights of the counties landscape. We ascended to 2,000 feet and from here we could easily see the Norfolk coastline from Kings Lynn across to Great Yarmouth, this is always such a wonderful photo opportunity. Our passengers were quite a chatty bunch with lots of questions. You will find we have a great deal of local knowledge so we were able to orientate our position by looking north out to Reepham and holt, south across to Wymondham then east to Cantley and the Breydon Water. Norfolk is such a lovely county to fly over. As we approached the city of Norwich we gained height to 3,500 feet and drifted over the north side of the city. We spotted an ideal stubble field to land in near Horsford. Norwich airports controllers aloud us to descend to land we gently came to a holt with the surface wind little more than 5mph. Our balloon retrieve crew we soon on hand and we had the balloon packed away in no time.
Thank you for our wonderful balloon flight on Friday morning the whole thing was well organised and you made us both feel at ease.
Bill & Shelia James