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Experience the serenity of hot air ballooning with this romantic flight which is exclusive to two people. On arrival, meet the pilot for an all-important safety briefing before chipping in with the crew for the preparation and inflation of the balloon. Once everything’s ready, hop into the basket for lift-off and soar to astounding heights of up to 3,000 feet, whilst admiring sensational bird’s-eye views of the British countryside. Drift effortlessly where the wind takes the basket and enjoy the tranquillity. After returning to terra firma, help the crew to pack the balloon away and to conclude, take away a flight certificate each. Balloon operators vary, with some offering a slightly longer flight and others a glass of champagne on landing.
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.
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.
The flight is exclusive to two people, 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.
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.