Hot air balloonist smashes world record
A hot air balloonist believes he has set his third world record by flying a hanging basket a mile high.
Neil Fishlock, 58, took a flower display to 6,000 feet on July 4 after taking off from Welland, Worcs, with co-pilot Lottie Horrabin, 24.
The pair recorded the height on three altimeters and Mr Fishlock is awaiting confirmation from Guinness World Records.
He said: “It will take a while, but don’t see why there will be any problem because nothing like this has been done before.