Choose to fly any day of the week, either morning or evening
Pick from launch sites in Scotland and Northern England (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)
Drift through the clouds at astonishing flights of up to 3,000 feet
Toast the flight with a glass of champagne or soft drink
All flights are provided by certified CAA approved operators
Fly high with this magical hot air ballooning flight and choose from great launch sites located in Scotland and Northern England. First, meet the pilot for a pre-flight safety discussion before helping to inflate and prepare the balloon. Once everything's ready, jump in the basket and set off on a Phileas Fogg-style adventure to the clouds. Marvel at the views of the countryside below as the balloon gently glides through the sky. As it moves in unison with the wind, the basket gives a smooth and breeze free ride! After returning to the ground, help to pack the balloon away before toasting the flight with a celebratory glass of champagne or a soft drink. To finish, take home a special certificate to commemorate the flight.
Weekends and weekdays from March/April to October/November at most venues. Flights take place at dawn or dusk, when the air is most stable. Dates fill very quickly, so book at least four weeks in advance.
Maximum weight 18 stone. Minimum height 4'6''. Minimum age is 8. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. Ballooning isn't suitable for pregnant women. Any 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 the 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 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.