Lesley and Crystal Hadcroft flew with us on Saturday 12th June 2010. Crystal has sent us some of her photos she took on the flight – she obviously has an eye for that sort of thing as you can see from the photos. She is the visual effects editor on many films including Harry Potter.
Reach for the Sky Ltd is proud to support The Army Cadet Force who are celebrating 150 years of service this year. Throughout the country events will be taking place to celebrate this milestone. The ACF are a youth organisation for children aged 12 to 18 that is sponsored by the Army and run by adult volunteers who give up their time to support them to aspire to achieve. With over 131,000 cades across the country and 25,000 adults it is one of the largest and most successful youth organisations in the UK.
Captain Adrian Paice came up with the idea of The Cycle Challenge 150 and together with Captain James Davis, Major Terry Hayter along with 96.4 Eagle Radio’s afternoon presenter Kim Robson they will cycle 150 miles in 48 hours over 3 days, passing through every major town in Surrey.
Supported enroute by Cadets from all detachments they will be raising money for both Help the Heroes and the Surrey Army Cadet Force Association. They are hoping to raise £10,000.00 during the event.
During the ride on Friday 23rd July 2010 there is a charity cricket match at Felbridge and on Saturday 24th July 2010 The Big Pub Quiz will be held in Guildford. Reach for the Sky Ltd has donated a balloon flight voucher as a prize at one of these events.
We wish them luck with the challenge!
Sheila flew with us last Friday (4th June 2010). Due to the A3 being closed and the subsequent traffic chaos we diverted to another launch site that day. It was a beautiful evening with lots of balloons flying and from the email received from Sheila (copied below) I think she enjoyed her flight!
Thank you very much for all that you, Tony and the rest of the team (including the dog!) did to make last night such an enjoyable and memorable experience for us all. It can’t have been easy having to take into account not only the normal vagaries like the weather, but also two major accidents and the resultant traffic chaos. As it was the take off site seemed perfect from our point of view, the whole experience magical and the champagne at the end of the evening a perfect and welcome conclusion to the event.
You went to great lengths to make the evening special for each one of us and seemed sensitive to everyone’s needs without exposing them.
I’ve made a mental note that when I win the lottery and purchase a particularly large property in Surrey it should be under your flight path, if not a suitable taking off or landing point!
My husband took several photographs which will serve as a personal reminder of a special day and I do appreciate all that you and the team did for us.
With best wishes Sheila”
Simon and Angela are one of our best customers! It has definitely become a habit and the whole family will soon be coming on their fifth flight with Reach for the Sky. Way back in December 2001 Simon bought a voucher for Angela to fly and she took her flight the following April.
He then spoilt her once more in May 2003. The day of the flight was a spectacular October morning with frost on the ground and Simon was planning to watch Angela float off into the beautiful blue sky, but unbeknowst to him Angela had returned the favour and secretly bought a voucher for him to fly too. From this flight we have a spectacular DVD which Simon edited from the footage he took on the flight.
September 2005 was the next occasion and they both took to the skies again flying in April 2006 – it was in a new balloon this time! Finally their two boys where old enough and the whole family took to the skies for another autumn flight in October 2008.
So it seems to be becoming a bi-annual event and 2010 is set to be Angela’s fifth flight.
Their last flight – 11th October 2008.
What does the coming weekends weather hold??!! Well it’s a Bank Holiday and that usually means the weather is unsettled!
It’s definitely going to be cooler than it has been of late, but I don’t think it is going to be a complete washout.
Studying various forecasts for the south it looks as though Friday should be fairly good with some sunny spells and a few showers. Saturday will be the day to do the inside jobs and DIY as the forecast is for rain. It then looks as though the weather will improve with a nice day on Sunday with more sunny weather for the Bank Holiday Monday.
So I don’t think we are going to get wall to wall sunshine as we had last weekend and it is not going to be as warm, but at least we should be able to get up in the air and fly some balloons for some of the weekend.
If you are planning a barbeque then Sunday and Monday are the days to do it!