Purple Group First proves a “Royal” success in Thailand

On the second morning, the Group First Balloon Team were due to fly a local Thai Fashion model as part of a photo shoot for a national fashion magazine – last minute change proves to be a royal success.

Following the last minute change, team pilot decides to stay on the ground tethering the balloon for the large local crowd who had gathered to see the mass take off.

Purple is royalty, associated with nobility and spirituality so the Group First balloon proved a real photographic focal point with plenty of locals wanting their photo taken whilst stood in the basket with the team pilot.

A national TV channel used the tethered balloon to film two presenters in the basket whilst “taking off” for a short piece about the festival.