Kiwi Balloon Company has had a great start to the year with plenty of flights taking place. The recent Auckland Anniversary weekend provided some great photo opportunities

Hamilton lake at sunrise

Hamilton lake at sunrise

inflation

pilot inflating the balloon

 

 

burners

burners

Getting ready for take off

getting ready for takeoff

liftoff

liftoff

waikato river from above

waikato river from above

landscape from above

landscape from above

aerial shot of a roundabout

aerial shot of a round about

farmland

farmland

cows walking to milking

cows walking to milking

shadow of the balloon

shadow of the balloon

Final approach

final approach before landing

Balloon landed on dry land

Balloon landed on dry land

balloon on its side, getting ready to deflate

balloon on its side, getting ready to deflate

packdown

packdown

post flight bubbles

post flight bubbles