[caption id="attachment_6188" align="alignright" width="253"]The newest addition to The Virgin Balloon Flights fleet in all its evening sun-drenched glory. Photo credit Shropshire Star – please do not reproduce without permission. The newest addition to The Virgin Balloon Flights fleet in all its evening sun-drenched glory. Photo credit Shropshire Star – please do not reproduce without permission.[/caption] We might have been in the business for 21 years here at Virgin Balloon Flights but the thrill of seeing our lovely red hot air balloons in the skies never gets old. In fact, if you think a three-year-old gets excited at the sight of a hot air balloon, you should see how our team of fully grown staff reacts! With our 2015 flying season now well and truly under way, you might even have spotted our balloons and their pilots popping up in the pages of your local paper. We’ve had some fantastic reviews of our flights just recently, with great articles in the Shropshire Star, the Basingstoke Gazette and the East Anglian Daily Times. (Click on the links to read more.) [caption id="attachment_6190" align="alignleft" width="300"]Our newest hot air balloon gets ready for launch from Battlefield in Shrewsbury. Photo credit Shropshire Star -please do not reproduce without permission. Our newest hot air balloon gets ready for launch from Battlefield in Shrewsbury. Photo credit Shropshire Star -please do not reproduce without permission.[/caption] Quite a crowd gathered to watch the launch of the Shrewsbury flight reviewed by the Shropshire Star, with even the local farmer taking a few drive pasts in his tractor to admire the newest balloon of our fleet drift serenely into the air. In Dogmersfield, passengers were treated to an extended, two-hour flight as the wind chose to challenge our balloon pilot Mark by changing direction whenever he settled on a landing site. And that same evening, our flight from Brome saw passengers treated to a fly-past from a small aeroplane and they drifted across the Suffolk countryside. Have you seen us in the in the news near you? [caption id="attachment_6189" align="aligncenter" width="300"]The glorious Shropshire countryside from 3,000 feet up. Photo credit Shropshire Star – please do not reproduce without permission. The glorious Shropshire countryside from 3,000 feet up. Photo credit Shropshire Star – please do not reproduce without permission.[/caption]