Choose to fly any day of the week, either morning or evening
Choose from launch sites in Scotland and Yorkshire
Drift through the clouds at heights 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
See the world from a new perspective with this thrilling hot air balloon flight for two, available at launch sites across Scotland and Northern England. Upon arrival, meet up with a seasoned pilot for a full safety briefing, before each lending a hand in setting up and inflating the balloon. Once set up, climb into the basket and head to the skies. Soar at incredible heights of up to 3,000 feet and take in magical views of the countryside below as the balloon drifts effortlessly through the clouds. When back on the ground, help everyone to pack the balloon away before toasting the flight with a refreshing glass of champagne (or a soft drink). Be driven back to the initial launch site before being presented with a flight certificate as a keepsake.
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.