Group First Balloon to attend Manchester Airport Aviation and Transport Fair

The Group First hot air balloon is scheduled to the attend the annual Aviation and Transport Fair this coming weekend (14 and 15 July) at the Ringway Viewing Park at the Manchester Airport.

The hot air balloon is part of a massive 2 day aviation and transport fair with classic cars, vintage trucks, airport fire engine and one of the largest displays of aircraft cockpits in the country along with a trade fair under the wings of Concorde.

Over 10,000 visitors are expected to visit the event over the weekend. The balloon will be tethered within eyesight of the main runway at Manchester International Airport and will hopefully be viewed by over 100,000 people leaving and returning on planes each day.

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Unfortunately the continued poor run of weather is set to continue this weekend and dampen the “balloonists spirits”, fingers crossed the team will be able to inflate and tether the balloon for the visitors.