Weekday Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight in Northern England
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Take to the skies like Phileas Fogg to see the sights of Northern England with a sunrise hot air balloon flight. Starting on the ground, meet the pilot and get a full briefing on safety precautions. Then get stuck in and help prepare the balloon for flight and assist the crew and other flyers in getting it inflated. Once ready, jump in the basket for lift-off. Fly up to 3,000 feet above the ground to take in truly incredible atmosphere and views with no wind resistance to have to consider. Once landed, help to pack the balloon away before celebrating with a glass of champagne or soft drink. Take a car ride back to the launch site (balloons cannot be steered so landing sites cannot be predicted!) and receive a memento certificate.
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.
Share with between 8 -16 other flyers, 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.