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World watches record breaking hot air balloon flight

October 31st, 2012

In a spectacular exhibition witnessed by millions of people around the world, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner succeeded in his attempt Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Hot air balloon flight completes bucket list

October 24th, 2012

An elderly gentleman from Pode Hole in Lincolnshire crossed off the last ambition on his ‘bucket list’ last month with a Hot Air Balloon flights in hot air balloon ride balloon rides hot air balloon ride over Grantham, announcing that he has fulfilled all his boyhood dreams.

Percy Allmand, 90, is a resident at the Georgian Court retirement complex in Spalding and was the oldest passenger the Hot Air Balloon flights in hot air balloon balloon rides hot air balloon pilot had ever taken into the skies, taking off from Belton Woods just before sunrise at around 6:50 am.

The trip had been planned for several months but was subsequently postponed due to unsuitable flying conditions.
Allmand, a retired lorry driver, was accompanied on the hot air balloon ride by his friend John Bishop, a mere youngster at 62, and the home’s manager, Mary Bentley, who had organised the trip.

Floating at 3,000 feet over the Wash and the countryside around Grantham, Allmand described the flight as “amazing and fabulous”. Bishop filmed the trip, saying that his friend was absolutely mesmerised by the view and the experience.

Allmand’s enthusiasm was so infectious that his friends and fellow residents – Charles Smith, 96, and Bob Silver, 84 – have also signed up for a similar flight in the next few months.

The three elderly friends are known at the home as Compo, Clegg and Foggy of Last of the Summer Wine fame, spending much of their time together reminiscing and sharing a joke over a pint or two in the local pub. They can expect some sky-high discussion in the next few weeks.

 
 

First for specially adapted hot air balloons

October 17th, 2012

Flying instructor Brian Jones notched up another first in September, when he piloted a Hot Air Balloon flights in hot air balloon balloon rides hot air balloon which had been specially adapted for wheelchair users.

Jones beat Richard Branson in Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

British woman wins European hot air balloon competition

October 10th, 2012

As the only British entrant in a prestigious European Hot Air Balloon flights in hot air balloon balloon rides hot air balloon competition at the end of September, 55-year-old Lindsay Muir from Telford, Shropshire was delighted to be awarded Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

iBalloon app is a hot winner

October 3rd, 2012

A new iPhone app was launched on September 17, giving shoppers in Milton Keynes the chance to win a Hot Air Balloon flights in hot air balloon ride balloon rides hot air balloon ride and a gift voucher worth £500 to be spent in any of the stores at Read the rest of this entry »