Guildford Charity Halow involved in cross channel balloon event
1st April 2011
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Any minute now, seventy five hot air balloons from the UK and Europe will  fly across the channel from Lydden Hill Race Circuit in Kent. This unique event will take place once the Met office has given the all clear for take off - but conditions are looking very favourable.

Briefing will take place shortly before dawn on the day of the flight with a launch as soon as possible after sunrise. Leading the flight will be the brand new, Palletways special shape, fire breathing dragon balloon. The balloon is over 100 ft high and can carry 3 passengers.

Ian Sharpe, balloon pilot and organiser said: “This will be a fantastic and exciting event. This year is the 50th anniversary of the first modern hot air balloon flight and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate that than with an event like this.”

Palletways said: “We are delighted to sponsor this event. It will be an amazing spectacle to see seventy five balloons flying across the channel.
It also provides us with the perfect opportunity to raise money and awareness for our chosen charities, theRNLI, the RAF BF, the Halow Project and Marie Curie.  



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