An hour's flight from Sheffield to a field somewhere rural to the south, September 2002.
This was a 40th birthday present, delayed for 2 years because of the national Foot and Mouth disease crisis.
|A park in central Sheffield and the balloon is prepared for its inflation.|
|The pilot inflates the balloon.|
|Gaining height and flying over some tennis courts or something.|
|High up above the city as we drift slowly south.|
We make a bumpy landing in a farmer's field.
Here I am in the basket on its side.
|Tod and Linda discuss the flight as we wait for the recovery team to find us somewhere in Derbyshire.|