fairly well experienced crew. Total 136 years of P1 experience! Left to right, below, Nicolas
Chabbert 20 years, Claude Peres (examiner) 37 years, David Barker 39
years, Simon Faithfull 40 years. Eleanor
of course is in in the middle. Don't look at me. As soon as
I saw theses photos I went and trimmed my hair and my beard! And the balloon? A 34 year old Viva 56, it's 7 years older than Eleanor herself.
Setting the altimeter. The
basket is quite small and has rounded corners at the bottom. If you
stand in the side with the 2 tanks you are in danger of falling over.
So I am nonchalantly leaning on the pole to stop it tipping!