On Sunday 7th June the CTS hot air balloon took to the skies of London to take part in the Lord Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Regatta.
At 5.15am forty balloons launched from Shoreditch Park and headed for the City, flying over the Thames and between Tower Bridge, The Shard and Canary Wharf. This is the first time in around 25 years that a mass ascent of Hot Air Balloons has flown over London and the event raised over £80,000 for the Lord Mayor's Appeal charity. The theme for the 2015 Appeal is creating wealth, giving time and supporting people and the funds raised will support the essential work of the Appeal's two main beneficiaries: Scope and Mencap.
The event was organised by Exclusive Ballooning's Chief Pilot Andrew Holly, Operations Director Louise Moore and Philip Saunders of the City of London Corporation.
Andy Collett, CTS Director & Pilot of the CTS Balloon said: "It was an amazing event and a rare opportunity to fly over London. We were extremely priveleged to take part and delighted that so much money has been raised for the Lord Mayor's Appeal."
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For more information about the event visit www.balloonsoverlondon.com