in South East Cornwall
An evening taken up thoroughly pleasurably,
chasing Hot Air Balloons across the countryside! Two of our guests, Phil and Chris, had booked a Virgin Balloon flight from
nearby St.Ive, near Liskeard and on the southern fringes of Bodmin Moor. The wind was a little
finicky, blowing northwest first, and then southwest later - but that seems to be the fun
of ballooning, and choosing the best field to launch from, with least urban obstacles in the
way! Launching was courtesy of a friendly Rilla Mill farmer, and we were there to
The balloon is laid out, and air fans used to
part inflate it...
Slowly the balloon fills...
...and the burners are then used to fill the
balloon with hot air ...
All ready, and all aboard!
More power to the burners, and ready for lift
Looking up into the balloon...
...and off into the outer beyond, and a
wonderful flight - complete with champagne!
(and all we have to do, is try and follow it!!!)
For details of hot air ballooning over South
East Cornwall, with Virgin Balloon Flights:
Contact Virgin Balloon Flights at...
Jesson House, Stafford Court, Telford, Shropshire TF3 3BD; Tel. +44 (0)870 420
(for Cornwall Flight Information, Tel. +44 (0)870 607 0241)
...or visit their website at
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