A beautiful sunny day for the start of #LMAB15 but has given way to a capricious sky in the early evening. This first day unfortunately did not allow flights balloons, but pilots and crews were all very happy to be there to feel the unique atmosphere that prevails here in Chambley Planet’Air. More than 1,000 turned up for the balloonists drivers briefing later in the day to 6pm.
Many visitors have ventured along the boulevard Saint Exupéry discover the exhibitors and the proposed entertainment. “In the belly of a balloon” is always much appreciated by the public! Volunteers took up their duties with great enthusiasm (they all wear a blue vest “organisation”), if you have a question feel free, they will be happy to help you!
Faithful friend of LMAB, Bertrand PICCARD joined us in the day to fully enjoy every moment of this 14th edition. You can see him in the sky during the next takeoffs, the elongated shape of his balloon and its name “Breitling Orbiter” are easily recognizable.
The evening was not conducive to a hot air balloon flight, but very rainy sky has nevertheless offered us a wonderful gift: a beautiful double rainbow in the sky captured in photo below!