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2013 Complete

Despite the initial forecast before the weekend showing a very gloomy picture for the 2013 Northampton Balloon Festival, we managed to see 3 launches take place, Friday PM, Saturday AMand Sunday PM as well as a ‘basket only’ glow on the Saturday evening.

On behalf of the organisers, pilots, crews and everyone involved at Billing Aquadrome, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your support during the 2013 event.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Billing Aquadrome in 2014!

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Day 3 : Sunday PM Gallery Online

What a fantastic finish to the 2013 Northampton Balloon Festival! Sunday evening saw balloons take off from Billing Aquadrome for one final time at this years event, with balloons drifting towards Grendon. The gallery can be seen here.

We would like to thank all the pilots, crew and of course the spectators who came along to show their support for this brilliant event.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Billing Aquadrome in 2014. See you next year!

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Day 2 : Saturday PM No Flying but Glow Goes Ahead

Unfortunately, due to the high winds on Saturday evening it wasn’t possible for balloons to fly on Saturday evening.

Saturday night did see some ballooning activity in the launch field, with the winds still too strong to inflate the balloons, the pilots set up their baskets to create a ‘Wall of Fire’ and lit their burners in time with the music.

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Maiden Flight from Billing Aquadrome

Friday evening saw a very special flight for one of the event Directors Barry Newman.

Barry has just taken delivery of his brand new Hot Air Balloon, a replica of his previous balloon ‘Spot’. Barry flew his Grandson Morgan and fellow Balloon Pilot Martin Lovell for its maiden flight.

Barry & Martin had a great flight, landing just the other side of Bozeat alongside many other Balloons that had flown on Friday evening. The Balloon is very special as it carries the website address of The Northampton Balloon Festival.

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2013 : It’s nearly time!

It’s nearly that time of year again. Balloon teams from all round the UK are packing and loading their balloons in preparation for one of the largest hot air balloon festivals in the UK this Summer.

The first Balloon Flight for the 2013 event is scheduled to take place this Friday 16th August at 6AM (weather permitting)

Remember, you can keep up to date with all the latest news and flight information by liking our Facebook page and following our Twitter page.

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