Early evening flight of Sunday 2nd August

On this lazy Sunday afternoon thirty two aerial adventurers gathered at our launch site on Bluebell Road in Norwich for their hot air balloon flight.


After the site safety briefing, passengers were taken to their baskets and listened to the flight briefing anticipating the uplifting adventure awaiting them all. With the pilots happy with the weather both our large hot air balloons G-CENX and G-CDHL were prepared for flight with the help from some eager passengers.


Once the envelopes had been pulled out they were filled with cold air initially and took on their enormous size as passengers and spectators marvelled at how large the balloons were. With a few blasts from the burners the air inside was heated and our large blue balloon G-CENX was the first to stand majestically above her basket shortly followed by our yellow balloon G-CDHL.


With passengers safely on board the balloons lifted effortlessly into the sky to begin their exploration of the Norfolk Sky. Travelling in a north easterly direction passengers enjoyed magnificent views across the city and with clear visibility had views of the Norfolk Broads, the wind farm at Great Yarmouth and even as far as Sizewell in Suffolk.


Heading out over the countryside towards Great and Little Plumstead both balloons then changed direction due to a sea breeze before landing at Thorpe End. Having travelled in our yellow balloon, CDHL, Mr David Codd said "it is something we have always wanted to do and thanks to our children's generosity at Christmas we have been able to fulfil a lifetime ambition. It has been absolutely brilliant.”


Kay Loades who was flying with her husband said, ” I was a bit nervous to start with but once we had lifted off and I saw the views I thought oh this is wonderful and with the beauty of it all my nerves were soon gone. We had a wonderful time and everyone looked after us so well it was a marvellous experience and the champagne finished it off nicely.”



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G-CENX flying over the City of Norwich

G-CDHL during Sunday evening's hot air balloon ride
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