Available Monday to Friday for sunrise flights only
Drift through the clouds at heights of up to 3,000 feet
Travel from a launch site in Somerset, Bristol, Monmouthshire, Devon, Wiltshire, Dorset, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire or Shropshire
Toast the flight with a glass of champagne or soft drink
All flights are provided by certified CAA approved operators
Enjoy unrivalled countryside views with this sunrise hot air ballooning flight for two, available a selection of great launch sites in South West England and Wales. On arrival, meet up with the pilot for a safety briefing before helping to inflate and get the balloon ready for its adventure! Once prepped, rise to sensational heights of up to 3,000 feet and experience pure peace and tranquillity as the hot air balloon gently glides through the sky. Upon returning to solid ground, help the crew to pack the balloon away before toasting an excellent flight with a glass of champagne (or soft drink) and be driven back to the original launch site. To finish, each take away your very own flight certificate as a keepsake.
Weekday mornings (excluding bank holidays) from March/April to October/November. Flights take place at dawn, when the air is at its most stable. Dates fill very quickly, so book at least four weeks in advance.
Maximum weight is 18 stone. Minimum height is 4'6''. Minimum age is 8. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. Not suitable for pregnant women. Medical conditions must be declared in advance.
Ballooning is extremely weather dependent - it is crucial to call the venue before the flight. If postponed, an alternative date and location can be arranged (please contact the operator for information).
Actual flight length is determined by conditions on the day. The experience normally lasts around three hours, including one hour for inflating the balloon and one hour for packing the balloon away and returning to the launch site.
Numbers on the Day
Share the balloon with between 8 -16 other flyers, plus a qualified pilot.
Spectators are welcome to watch the launch and wave you off. A pair of binoculars or a camera will come in handy.
Wear trousers, long sleeves and sensible footwear (no high heels please). Please avoid loose scarves or jewellery. Bring a hat - the heat from the burner overhead can be intense. Launch and landing sites can be muddy.
Bristol, Bristol City
Usk Valley, Monmouthshire
Moreton in Marsh
Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire
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