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Palletways Goes To Scotland & It Doesn’t Rain!

Posted on by 5WC in Hot Air Ballooning

One of the things I love the most about flying hot air balloons for companies is the wide variety of jobs that I get sent to do. Scotland, showed this better than any other job I’ve done this year. The plan was simple, spend 4 days in Scotland split 50/50 between Glasgow and Edinburgh. On …

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Flying At The Bath & West Show 2011

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There are some events that you just want to do, and the Bath & West Show is one of them for me. Not only is it one of the best agricultural shows in the country, but you also have some stunning countryside to fly over including the Glastonbury Festival site – a few weeks before the festival when …

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Tethering Palletways In Germany

Posted on by 5WC in Hot Air Ballooning

One of the big advantages of a hot air balloon that attracts companies to use them is the fact they pack away into a trailer and therefore, can be easily transported from site to site as required, whether in the UK, Europe or anywhere else in the world. So when Lindstrand Balloons rang and asked …

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Tethering Palletways In Litchfield

Posted on by 5WC in Hot Air Ballooning

In what can only be described as the coldest conditions I have ever tethered a hot air balloon in while working in the UK, I tethered the Palletways round “105” hot air balloon alongside the magnificent “Slick the Dragon” special shape at Palletways Litchfield distribution hub for Lindstrand Balloons. In near perfect conditions, apart from the temperature, …

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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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The Great Llangollen Show 2010

Posted on by 5WC in Hot Air Ballooning

Last weekend saw the first ever Great Llangollen Show in North Wales. Held at the Llangollen Pavilion, I was there flying the Palletways round “105” hot air balloon for Lindstrand Balloons, forming part of the hot air balloon display that took to the skies each morning and evening to open and close the event.

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