Posts tagged “should have taken place on Monday. But bad weather put paid to their plans

Up, up and away!

It took a lot of hot air – and a little bit of patience – but 343 hot air balloonists have finally broken the world record for taking off at the same time.

The high-flyers’ mass ascent at the 12th Lorraine World Air Balloon Festival, in Chambley-Bussieres, France, should have taken place on Monday. But bad weather put paid to their plans, meaning they had to postpone their lift-off until yesterday.