UP, UP AND AWAY! HOT AIR BALLOONS SEE EYES FIXED ON THE SKIES ABOVE NEWPORT


Photo: Paul Massey

A pair of hot air balloons – 1 in the shape of a grenade – caught the attention of Islanders in the Newport area earlier this morning (Friday).

The balloons took off from Robin Hill at around 06:30 ahead of this Bank Holiday Weekend’s Sky High Night Glow event, which takes place from 17:00-22:00 between Saturday 29th and Monday 31st May.

Unlike in previous years, the weather looks spot-on for the long weekend. To make the most of this calm weather, 2 crews set off on an early morning flight around Newport, flying low across Pan and central parts of the town.

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Island Echo readers captured several photos of the balloons as they passed overhead…

You can find out more about Sky High by visiting https://robin-hill.com/sky-high-night-glow/.

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