Robin Macey is a photographer with a passion for hot air ballooning. He combines both his passions to take amazing photos of Notts from the air. Photo: The Council House, Old Market Square and the winter ice rink.
He is a member of the Nottingham Hot Air Balloon Club. Photo: Trent Bridge cricket ground (home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club) and the City Ground (home of Nottingham Forest).
Nottingham Balloon Club was founded in 1978 and during the past 30 years their balloons have been a regular sight flying over the skies of Notts and Derbyshire. Photo: Mansfield viaduct and Mansfield town centre.
For over 20 years club members flew the famous Cottage special shaped balloon which was sponsored by Nottingham Building Society. Photo: The River Trent and the edges of Nottingham city centre.
In 2009, Nottingham Balloon Club flies two balloons. The first (pictured) carries the registration G-BXCN whilst the second is green and white, registration G-WILB. Photo: Hot air balloon in front of Newstead Abbey.
The club is believed to be unique in Britain as it is the only non-profit sport balloon club open to the general public. It does does not do fare paying rides. Photo: Terraced housing and gardens in Forest Fields, Nottingham.
During its 30 year existence the Nottingham Balloon Club has flown 11 different balloons and trained 19 pilots. Photo: Newstead Abbey and its grounds, Nottinghamshire.
Members get a chance to be involved in all aspects of ballooning - inflating, flying and driving the retrieve van. Photo: Nottingham train station and Nottingham canal.
In the early days of the club, hot air balloon burners were not so powerful and ballooning was much more dangerous. Photo: The Cornerhouse (bottom right) and the Victoria Shopping Centre (top), Nottingham.
The founder of the Nottingham Balloon Club, John Webster, once got stuck up a 100 foot tree for three hours after a flight went wrong. Photo: The Four Bs high rise flats in Radford, Nottingham.
In 2005, the Nottingham Balloon Club successfully flew a balloon over the English Channel, a highlight in their history. Photo: The Inland Revenue Headquarters Nottingham canal and Nottingham Castle (top left).
Robin Macey has published a book on the history of Nottingham Balloon Club (also known as the Nottingham & Derby Hot Air Balloon Club). Photo: The Arboretum Park, Nottingham.
A History of Nottingham Hot Air Balloon Club is on sale at the Nottingham Tourist Information Centre and Waterstones. Photo: The Nottingham Playhouse and St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham.
For more information about the club and membership contact Robin Macey (0115 854 1028) or chairman Brian Trowbridge (01332 552 392). Photo: Maid Marian Way (bottom) and the gates to Nottingham Castle (top left).