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The Lord Mayor’s Appeal Hot Air Balloon was one of 27 hot air balloons launched from the runway at London City Airport as part of the 2017 RICOH Lord Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Regatta, and to celebrate the airport’s 30th anniversary.

The balloons remained airborne above London for one hour, travelling north eastwards from the airport in the London Borough of Newham at around 1,000 feet, over Dagenham, Hornchurch and Upminster, before dispersing and landing.

Social media response was absolutely fantastic with #BalloonRegatta being the top trending hashtag on twitter throughout the morning and hundreds of pictures being posted and shared, a few of which can be seen below.

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