Category: Hot Air Ballooning

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 if I would like to go ballooning in Germany with Palletways, it wasn’t a question that needed much thinking. Both Palletways balloons would be attending Palletways new depot in Homberg in Germany for an open day they were holding. Read more

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.

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In near perfect conditions, apart from the temperature, both balloons were inflated for around 3 hours giving staff members a chance to experience a “short” flight in a hot air balloon. With the balloons tethered to vehicles, it was possible to give people the chance to ascend to around 50 feet and give people a chance to see their depot from a different perspective. Read more

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 again Lindstrand Balloons asked if I could fly the Palletways balloons, something I am delighted to be able to do, and with the star of the show being Palletways Mascot “Slick the Dragon” having the opportunity to fly it over Newbury on the first morning of the show was not something I wanted to miss. Read more

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.

The Palletways hot air balloons take to skies over Llangollen

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