Exclusive Hot Air Balloon Flight for Four in South Central England
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Experience a whole new way of flying with this exclusive hot air ballooning adventure for four. To begin, meet the professional pilot for a safety briefing before all pitching in with the preparation and inflation of the balloon itself. Once everything is set up, climb into the basket and get ready for the main event. Soar to heights of up to 3,000 feet and enjoy sensational views, peace and tranquillity, as the balloon effortlessly weaves in and out of the clouds. After safely returning to solid ground, lend a hand with the packing away before toasting the occasion with a celebratory glass of champagne or soft drink. To finish, get driven back to the original launch site and each take home a certificate as a keepsake.
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 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.
Exclusive to four people plus a 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.