Exclusive Hot Air Balloon Flight for Four in The Midlands
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Experience a flying adventure like no other with this thrilling hot air balloon flight for four friends or family. Kick off by meeting the pilot for a discussion on safety before helping to set-up and inflate the balloon for the flight. Once everyone is securely in the basket, it’s time to lift-off. Rise to impressive heights of up to 3,000 feet and marvel at the beautiful countryside views as the balloon elegantly moves through the sky and in and out of clouds. After returning to the ground, all help the crew to pack away the balloon before heading back to the initial launch site to receive a commemorative flight certificate. 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 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.