The first day of the National Hot Air Balloon Championship in Newcastle KZN, will be remembered as a gust of wind. The morning flight could not take place due to strong and unstable winds. The afternoon flight was declared safe to fly. That change as the balloons prepared to airborne and took the balloons kilometers away from targets. Some balloons end up close to Ingogo town just outside Newcastle on a farm.
This morning was a perfect day for flying and the public of Newcastle and supporters was woken by a colour full skyline of balloons.