We usually meet our passengers just after after sunrise and three hours before sunset when the winds are calmest, but we will confirm these times when you book your flight. The actual hot air balloon ride lasts about one hour, but the whole experience, from setting up the balloon to drinking champagne on landing and returning to the launch site, takes three to four hours.
We meet you at the launch site where you can help us prepare the balloon for take-off if you wish. Your pilot then gives a full safety briefing and answers any questions that you may have at this point. The balloon then gently lifts off the ground and we drift over surrounding towns and countryside. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the views and take pictures, make sur eyou have plenty of battery life and storage! During the flight the pilot takes in-flight photograph, which you can take away with you on a USB stick after the flight for £20 – a great momento of your flight!
Our retrieve crew follow the balloon and meet us on landing, ready to pack away the balloon. We then celebrate with a traditional champagne toast (beer and orange juice is also available), and present you with your personalised flight certificate signed by your pilot, before you are driven back to the launchsite.
If required, we can also arrange a meal as part of the package and would be happy to discuss this and any other special arrangements.
You can book a flight online or call us on 01275 375300