15 Nov 2013

Joining the 'Aeronuts'

From Aeronauts & Aviators, 2:20 pm on 15 November 2013

Commercial balloonists are now required to meet stricter safety regulations with the Civil Aviation Authority but test-flights still need to take place for pilots to meet aviation standards in the industry. Lynda Chanwai-Earle is taken on her first ever balloon ride at dawn over Methven, Christchurch. In this non-commercial test-flight she experiences emergency landings, brushing tree-tops and how to deliberately bunny hop a huge balloon over an electric fence with two of New Zealand's top aeronauts, affectionately known as "Aeronuts".