Ambergate The Hurt Arms 27/09/2014

Four Balloons flying out of the Hurt Arms this evening. The launch area was quite crowded! We all drift of towards the North of Mansfield, trying to avoid the town itself and stay in the open country side. Our seventh marriage proposal takes place in the basket this year. Thankfully they have all been accepted! Landing in a stubble field at Pleasley we are met by the farmer and his children, who have seen the balloon approaching and are keen to take a closer look.

Ambergate The Hurt Arms 22/09/2014

Northerly winds this evening take us down towards Nether Heage and on to the world famous Denby Pottery  Then out towards Heanor to land at Cherry Tree farm Shipley.

Ambergate The Hurt Arms. 11/09/2014

I have Ian Chadwick from the CAA on board tonight to supervise my annual check flight to revalidate my Commercial Pilots License. After an uneventfull (thankfully) flight over Carsington Water, we land at Kniveton. I passed!

The Hurt Arms Ambergate. 4/09/2014

Two balloons are flying out of the Hurt Arms this evening. The lower winds are taking us both towards Derby and East Midlands airspace so we climb and get a better direction to the south of Carsington Water , landing at Hulland.

Ambergate The Hurt Arms 02/09/2014

Up and over the edge of Beggarswell Wood, on to Shottle, Idridgehay, Biggin, landing in a stubble field at Atlow.

The Hurt Arms Ambergate 07/08/2014

Past the world famous Denby Pottery  Padbrook Park and Breadsall Priory Golf courses. Landing at Breadsall.

The Hurt Arms Ambergate 26/07/2014

Sawmills, Swanick, Somercotes and on to Pinxton. East Midlands Outlet 60 Designer brands. Up to 60% less.

Just 30 minutes from Nottingham

Ambergate 22/06/2014

We are circled by a trio of Micro Lites this evening . Landing at Hulland Ward .


The Hurt Arms Ambergate 12/06/2014

Up and over Thackers Wood and on to Nether Heage and Denby Pottery,‎ to land at Smalley.


Ambergate The Hurt Arms 01/06/2014

Out over Frichley, South Wingfield, Wessington, skirting Ogston Reservoir and  over Clay Cross to land at New Tupton. Birthplace of John Lowe , three times World Darts Champion. Hitting the first televised 9 Dart game against Keith Deller in 1984. Not many people know that!