The legendary Pink Floyd pig which featured on the cover of the band’s 1977 Animals has been flying again today over Battersea Power Station in London.

EMI are marking the launch of the new Why Pink Floyd collection, which features new re-masters, collector’s editions and previously unreleased music, by letting the pig float above Battersea for the first time in 35 years.

Our proggy porcine pal has been airborne since 6am this morning

Working with the inflatable specialists, Air Artists, creators of all the Pink Floyd inflatables since 1976, EMI Music have arranged for the Pig Floyd Pig to float all day today.

Differing from the original 1976 floatation, the 2011 event will see the Pig fly at the north end of Battersea Power Station next to the Thames. Sadly, two weeks prior to the event the original neoprene glued pig was officially declared not airworthy and a brand new high frequency welded PVC replica Pink Floyd Pig has been made for the occasion.

The remaining members of Pink Floyd will not be able to attend the event.