Without an aeroplane or even a vapour trail in sight, reporter Johnny Blair described his balloon ride adventure with Virgin as “calm, tranquil and spectacular.” Whilst passengers of the same flight were “thrilled to fly” after worries the volcanic ash may halt or hinder their experience of a lifetime.
You can watch our north east balloon flight with ITV Tyne Tees News and see just how green the region is.[caption id="attachment_276" align="aligncenter" width="236"] Camera-man Sean Reilly films pilot Dave sutcliffe giving passengers a safety briefing on the ground[/caption] [caption id="attachment_277" align="aligncenter" width="230"] The ITV camera captures some 'spectacular' view's from the basket![/caption] Although it has been lovely to have the skies to ourselves, thankfully the volcanic ash is now dispersing, its column inches diminishing and travellers are finally returning to their homes and families. We’re particularly pleased to see the planes of our friends at Virgin Atlantic back in the air. We wish everyone who is still stranded abroad a safe and speedy trip home soon.