Tethering Palletways In Litchfield

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.

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The balloons were kept upright until after sunset to ensure that all staff members, who wanted a flight could have one and to allow it to become dark so the balloons “glow” when the burners are turned on. This provides a spectacular site and a totally different flying experience.

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Photographs © Martin Capenhurst 2010

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