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Flight Reports: Royal County Of Berkshire Show 2016

Posted on by 5WC in Bumble, Hot Air Ballooning

Every year the Royal County of Berkshire Show (Newbury Show to the locals) seems to come around quicker and quicker – insert some quip about the passage of time with age here – and each year I seem to arrive on the launch site, crossing my fingers, that the weather will be kind. That we …

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Flight Reports: Royal County Of Berkshire Show 2015

Posted on by 5WC in G-CEGG, Hot Air Ballooning

The Royal County of Berkshire Show, or Newbury Show as it was previously known (and still is locally), always takes place on the third full weekend of September and for me, represents the culmination of the hot air ballooning calendar. It’s not a true “end of season” but in my mind commercial ballooning in the …

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The Royal County Of Berkshire Show 2010

Posted on by 5WC in Hot Air Ballooning

Hot air balloons have flown from The Royal County of Berkshire Show for over 25 years, and for a large portion of that time, my family has been responsible for organising the mass launches. That tradition continued in 2010 as around 20 balloons of all shapes and sizes took to the skies over Berkshire. Once …

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Flight Report: G-CJXD ~ 2nd April 2017

Posted on by 5WC in Bumble, Hot Air Ballooning

When my family ran a small ‘rides’ company, offering flights to members of the public in Rainbow Blue – the 4-person balloon that was the first to carry the family colour scheme, we used to say there were two types of passenger. The first would book their flight long before they wished to fly, only …

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Flight Report: G-DIPZ ~ Dropping In To The Berkshire Show

Posted on by 5WC in Choc Dips, Hot Air Ballooning

If you’ve read this blog you’ll be fully aware that my Father organises the hot air balloon display every year for The Royal County Of Berkshire Show. As a result, on the 3rd weekend of September, I have regularly flown out of the showground, but I have never flown into the Showground. The weather forecast …

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