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Hot air balloons fill Newham skyline above London City Airport

PUBLISHED: 11:16 11 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:28 11 September 2017

Airborne balloons at the Lord Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Regatta 2017. Picture: Michael D Buckle

Airborne balloons at the Lord Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Regatta 2017. Picture: Michael D Buckle

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Visitors near London City Airport may have been surprised to see hot air balloons dotting the skies instead of planes yesterday.

2017 RICOH Lord Mayors Hot Air Balloon Regatta. Picture: Andrew Baker2017 RICOH Lord Mayors Hot Air Balloon Regatta. Picture: Andrew Baker

The colourful spectacle for the 2017 RICOH Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta formed part of the Dockland airport’s 30th birthday celebrations.

Up to 30 balloons rose from the runway to glide through the air at 1,000ft shortly after 7am.

The hour-long spectacle was blessed with good weather and blue skies for ample watching opportunities.

Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport, said: “This was a truly stunning setting for this year’s Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta and a fitting visual spectacle to celebrate the airport’s 30th birthday, as we build up to the November milestone.

“London City Airport’s unique location provided the twenty-seven participating hot air balloons with a stunning backdrop featuring London’s Royal Docks, the River Thames and the iconic London skyline nearby.”

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