This hot air balloon trip started from Peterborough. It was a wonderful evening with a gentle brezze coming from the south east. With direction we would be flying just to the south of RAF Wittering. So a phone call prior to the flight is always essential. This established the military were not flying during our flight window. We were airborne at 6.45 p.m. The balloon tracked away from the city at a gentle 8 knots. We were soon crossing the A47 and the A1 passing over the beautiful village of Wansford. The town of Stamford was well in view as was Rutland Water, shimmering in the evenings sunshine.
The balloon drifted gently north of Kings Cliffe passing over the rolling landscape and large areas of forest. We descended into the valley north of Blatherwykce. We gently landed in a stubble field, the farmers wife had watched us land a gave the crew permission to retrieve to balloon. We had caused quite a stir with the local children who were soon inquisitively surrounding the balloon with lots of questions.