Bal­loon team at air fes­ti­val

Loughborough Echo - - NEWS -

LOUGH­BOR­OUGH Uni­ver­sity’s Bal­loon Team trav­elled to Warwickshire to take part in the Mid­lands Air Fes­ti­val in the grounds of the his­toric Ra­gley Hall es­tate.

Glo­ri­ous sun­shine and light winds en­abled the team, led by pi­lot Nigel Carr, to en­joy four flights over the week­end.

Hot air bal­loon flights take off a few hours af­ter dawn and a few hours be­fore dusk, so the team had to be in the brief­ing ses­sions at 5.30am and 5.30 pm be­fore their flights.

Pi­lot Nigel Carr said: “Stu­dents aren’t known for their abil­ity to get up early in the morn­ing, but the team from Lough­bor­ough were ready and will­ing each morn­ing over the week­end.”

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