Sunday 21st June 2009 - a morning adventure!

As dawn broke and the sun began to rise in the sky, the City of Norwich began to stir. Thirty two excited passengers and their spectators made their way to our launch site on Bluebell Road.


For many of the passengers their champagne hot air balloon flight would have been given as a gift for a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion, and what better way to celebrate Father’s Day?


Both our hot air balloons, G-CENX, our blue balloon and G-CDHL, our yellow balloon were prepared for flight. Lifting gracefully into the sky G-CDHL , headed off in a southerly direction with G-CENX soon on her heels.


Leaving the City of Norwich behind our passengers headed out over the countryside, the sprawling fields spread out like a patchwork quilt below, with the many different colours of mother earth. Passing the villages of Mulbarton, Swainsthorpe and Newton Flotman G-CDHL landed on a set aside field on the edge of Tasburgh with G-CENX travelling a little further south to the village of Wacton.


Toasting the flight with a glass of Champagne or fruit juice passengers agreed it was the best way to start the day.


" Absolutely perfect experience it was so enjoyable and very smooth and so peaceful. The landing was amazing we didn't even know we were on the ground all we heard was the rustle of the grass as the basket passed over the top. It was brilliant and definately something we would do again." Mrs Jennifer Wright who was flying with a party of friends.


Monday morning we received these kinds words via e-mail from Mr Geoff Moulton and Mr Matt Street who were also both aboard Sunday morning's adventure,


"Good morning Jules, Just a quickie to say thanks for a really enjoyable ballon flight yesterday. I was very impressed with the very professional approach to the entire event, please convey my thanks to your team colleagues."


"Hi Jules & The Team, I just wanted to say a big thankyou for the flight in Norwich last Sunday in what was an amazing experience accompanied by your fantastic service made it a day to remember. The pilot was superb and the landing couldn't have been more perfect, it was such a shame to come down!! I will definately be recommending Broadland Balloons to family and friends."


A few weeks later we also received this e-mail, "Hi Jules! 

A BIG Thank You to you and all the team for a terrific flight!   As you know, we have long looked forward to going up in a balloon and the trip we took with Broadland Balloon Flights lived up to all our expectations!   One of our friends who came with us only admitted to us after the flight that she had been more than a little anxious before arriving at the launch site.  However, the pre-flight briefing, the pristine condition of the equipment and the total professionalism of the whole crew soon put her at ease.   The flight was absolutely spectacular and the landing was outstanding!  The pilot sat the basket down amazingly gently on a strip of land beside a cornfield without a single jolt or touching a strand of corn!  The whole experience was such great fun and it is something none of us will ever forget, Jozi and Cash."


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G-CENX flying over Norwich on Sunday morning

G-CDHL before landing at Tasburgh
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