Exclusive Hot Air Ballooning for Two in The Midlands
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Take to the air for a romantic hot air balloon flight – a wonderful flying experience for two people to share. To begin, meet the pilot for a talk on safety before helping to prepare and inflate the balloon to get ready for lift-off. Once in the basket, set off on an exciting aerial adventure and soar to astounding heights of up to 3,000 feet. Marvel at beautiful panoramic views of the countryside as the balloon peacefully drifts upwards, with the occasional blast from the burners. Upon returning to earth, help the crew to pack up before being driven back to the 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 two 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.