WHICH of these amazing pictures by Gazette reporter Aaron Sims is your favourite from the start of this year's Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

Aaron was representing the Gazette on Thursday at the Nightglow and then again this morning in a balloon for the mass ascent.

The journey, which saw dozens of balloons inflate and fly off from Ashton Court in Bristol, scattered the teams across the region, with Aaron's balloon landing on the outskirts of Dyrham Park, around 14 miles away.

Have you already been to visit the fiesta, or have plans to enjoy it with friends and family over the weekend? If so, email your pictures to gazette.news@gazetteseries.co.uk.