Ted Glen's Hot Air Balloon comes from Postman Pat and the Big Balloon Ride
The Balloon was taken out of storage in Ted Glen's mill so that Mrs. Goggins could go for a surprise ride in it.
When Ted goes off to help P.C. Selby find a lost dog, Pat, Mrs. Goggins, and Jess end up taking off in it alone with no knowledge how to fly it.
When the children initially see it, they think it is a bird.
The Balloon is red and yellow, with a blue patch-up square on it. It has a cane basket.