Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Up, Up and Away


Last week Andrew had the opportunity to forget gliding for a while and lift off into the air in a hot air balloon.......

It was a sunny evening flight over the roof tops of Bath.....


First the balloon was laid out in Victoria Park - and Esther walked into the balloon to check all was ok - much to Andrews amusement!


The balloon was inflated with Esther taking charge - isn't it great to see a woman running the show!!


Then it was all aboard....


And they were off.....


Drifting quietly over the city ...... what a perfect way to spent a warm spring evening.....


Esther took control - it was her first full flight as pilot and Andrew felt very honoured to be one of her passengers - Esther is one of Andrew's Engineering students and I think (no .... I know!) he was very proud of her.......


Although she did have her Dad on hand to give a few pointers......


Just a few of the pictures taken whilst floating over Bath .......


And after a very gentle landing in a field just outside the city - the balloon is packed away until next time...

Finally - I just have to show you the mascot who seemed to feature in a lot of photo's!



Have a great day
Lizx


A big thank you to Andrew and Evelyn for all these fantastic photo's.... I wasn't able to be there!