Nottingham and Derby Hot Air Balloon Club have started flying their new yellow Lindstrand balloon.
It will replace one of the club’s existing 2 balloons that was over 30 years old and was starting to get more porous.
On its most recent flight the new balloon was joined in the skies by local paramotor pilot Pete Hobbs who circled round several times and got some amazing air to air photos of the balloon.
Nottingham and Derby Hot Air Balloon Club has been a regular sight locally since 1978 and is a not-for-profit group of enthusiasts.
It is believed to be unique as the only balloon club in the country with membership open to the general public.
The club does NOT sell balloon rides.
Members take turns being on the ground crew and then getting flights in the basket on future outings.
The club flies from 8 or 9 different launch sites depending on wind speed and direction and also attends several different balloon festivals each year.
They will be at the Midlands Air Festival in Warwickshire this weekend which is expecting over 200 balloons to take part.
The club are currently looking to recruit a few more members. No previous experience is required although it is essential to be a car driver.
Anyone who would like to know more about the club can phone 07958-701938 or visit www.facebook.com/NDHABC.