Choose to fly any weekday in the morning or evening
Enjoy magnificent aerial views from heights of around 3,000 feet
Available at launch sites in Scotland, Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire
Celebrate the flight with a glass of champagne or a soft drink
All flights are provided by certified CAA approved operators
Take to the skies in style with this hot air ballooning flight which is available from a selection of top launch sites across Scotland and Northern England. To begin, meet the pilot for a talk on safety before helping to set-up and inflate the balloon ready for lift-off. Once securely in the basket, ascend to magnificent heights of up to 3,000 feet whilst enjoying sensational rural views from the sanctuary of the balloon basket. After safely returning to ground level, help the rest of the crew and other flyers to pack up the balloon before toasting the flight with a lovely glass of champagne (or soft drink). Be driven back to the original launch site and finish by both taking home a special flight certificate to remember the experience by.
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 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.