Those magnificent men and their flying machines hope to bring a bit of joy to the skies of Oxford.

It’s not unusual to see the Virgin balloon hovering high above the dreaming spires and the idea that a tethered balloon could bring the experience a little closer to Oxford residents is rather exciting.

And how wonderful that this would also be paying homage to a momentous occasion in the city’s history.

Let’s hope this is something that gets off the ground and doesn’t end up being a lot of hot air.

Article in the Oxford Mail. Sept 2015.