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Bummer - sorry. :(

UK weather is a royal PITA.
 

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Don't give up. We did give up after two years and 13 cancellations..
But don't let me put you off.
We tried Virgin balloons.
 

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Oh, pooh! You'll go up one day and September will bring some lovely colours and golden light - every cloud has a silver lining.
 

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Hard luck Brian, great british weather Eh!
 

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Well the trip is planned again tomorrow, looks sunny but the predicted wind speed looks too high. We will be informed midnight tonight whether it's on . I'm not even charging any cam batteries at present......
 

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..........I'm not even charging any cam batteries at present......
That's the way to guarantee a great flight. Well between no camera batteries and maybe forgetting the memory card?
 

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That's the way to guarantee a great flight. Well between no camera batteries and maybe forgetting the memory card?
Well if we get the go ahead at midnight tonight, the batteries will be charged :)
One of the girls at work who is coming, her husband/partner knows one of the guys who works for the balloon company. He has said he doesn’t think it will go ahead looking at tomorrow’s wind speeds. (Over 10 mph and it’s not safe apparently for ballooning) He has said though there is an alternative launch site, a bit further away where wind speed seems to be generally lower.
If it doesn’t go ahead, I am apparently being dragged around the shops with the wife...... Itd 3d Ani W60 Smiles 050
 

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Just been cancelled again
Ah well, another time......
 

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And so continues the never ending saga. How will it end? We'll just have to wait for the new chapter to be released in the near future. :D
 

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I'm sure when you eventually do get up it will be worth the wait!
 

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You will love it up there when you get up. Hot Air Balloons are great, so peaceful.

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You will love it up there when you get up. Hot Air Balloons are great, so peaceful.
Hopefully one day I will get some shots like these Barry!
 

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I hope you do. You will love it and great photo opportunities.
I was fortunate enough to have a go a while ago and it was great.
And soooo peaceful.
 

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Well this planned air balloon flight is due to be on tomorrow, but given today's wind speeds of 20mph I am not holding up any hope at all of it going ahead again
 

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A bit windy Brian. Blowing like mad here if your going from up the road again.
 

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I very much doubt your balloon flight will go ahead. We gave up kn ours after two years of cancellations
 

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Well as expected cancelled for the third time now......
 

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Brian. You are still a long way off from our 13 cancellations....
 

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Brian. You are still a long way off from our 13 cancellations....
Well I would have cancelled after 12 ... wouldn't want to go up on the 13th try .....

Paul
 

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Keep us updated, the thread might catch up with the Ban thread :)
 

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Well see if I can make this a record running thread :)

Trip is scheduled again this Saturday, 5.30pm
Predicted wind speed of 8mph all day (pass) temp at 5.30pm: 28 degrees celsius (pass)

Good chance of the flight being on with those predicted measurements, hopefully can put this thread out of it's misery

btw its an all paid for trip by work, but of the original 18 that can fit in the basket, only eight of us are going now

.....watch this space
 

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Hoping after all the disasters that it's a goer this time :) Weather forecast is quite promising this time.

Don't forget to take your camera with a decent lens, newly charged battery, memory card and settings to raw lol :)
 

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Fingers crossed this time. No wind up there, just the sounds from below and the blast from the flame. Enjoy it and have a great time.
I'll be on the look out with an air rifle. :swoon:
 

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Good luck, but the current Met. Office weather charts don't look very promising. With the approaching low-pressure system to the west of the UK, I think there's a good chance of stronger wind with the added possibility that a cold-front may develop too - this will mean very unstable and gusty wind. :(

I hope their prediction is wrong and that the high-pressure system holds for another few days so that you can finally get your flight. :ok:

Good luck.
 
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