SERENE, QUIET AND SLOW

An experience like no other, simply breath-taking.

With views ranging from rolling, green hills to distant coastal waters, the South West offers stunning scenery for flying.

ARRIVAL…

Once you arrive at your preferred launch site at a pre arranged time you will meet your pilot and ground crew. Here you can watch as your pilot undertakes a final weather check and consults a map. Your pilot will talk you through a pre flight safety briefing and this is when he will answer any questions you may have.

SETTING UP…

We like to invite our passengers to help assemble the balloon and lay it out ready for the cold inflation. A rather noisy fan will pump cold air into the envelope and for the first time you will see the balloon take shape. After just a few minutes your pilot will take to the controls as hot air is pumped into the balloon and it rises standing at some 90ft tall. It’s at this point you hop in with our helpful crew waiting to assist you if need be.

TAKE OFF…

Before take off your pilot will explain and show you the landing procedure. Then perhaps for the first time you rise into the sky with 360 degree views in the open air.

BALLOON FLIGHT…

Apart from the occasional whoosh from the burner the flight is peaceful. As you drift along at the same speed as the wind it is quite common to see an array of wildlife – from deer skipping through the tall crops to birds of prey swooping from the trees. As the balloon ascends to higher altitudes, the rolling hills that surround you transform into a flat green canvas below your feet which stretches out to the horizon and meets the sea.

LANDING…

Before too long the excitement returns as your pilot lines up to land. Once safely on the ground our crew will retrieve us. It doesn’t take long to pack away and then we return you to your vehicles after a traditional post-flight beverage.

What to bring

Camera

Don’t forget your camera as our balloon makes an excellent platform for photography.

Warm Clothing

Clothes suitable for a walk in the country, warm comfortable layers.

Appropriate footwear

To wear appropriate footwear, you don’t mind getting a little dirty

SERENE, QUIET AND SLOW

An experience like no other, simply breath-taking.

From views stretching beyond the rolling hills beneath your feet to the coastal waters in the far distance, the South West offers stunning scenery for flying.

ARRIVAL

Once you arrive at your preferred launch site at a pre arranged time you will meet your pilot and ground crew. Here you can watch as your pilot undertakes a final weather check and consults a map. Your pilot will talk you through a pre flight safety briefing and this is when he will answer any questions you may have.

SETTING UP

We like to invite our passengers to help assemble the balloon and lay it out ready for the cold inflation. A rather noisy fan will pump cold air into the envelope and for the first time you will see the balloon take shape. After just a few minutes your pilot will take to the controls as hot air is pumped into the balloon and it rises standing at some 90ft tall. It’s at this point you hop in with our helpful crew waiting to assist you if need be.

TAKE OFF

Before take off your pilot will explain and show you the landing procedure. Then perhaps for the first time you rise into the sky with 360 degree views in the open air.

BALLOON FLIGHT

Apart from the occasional whoosh from the burner the flight is peaceful. As you drift along at the same speed as the wind it is quite common to see an array of wildlife – from deer skipping through the tall crops to birds of prey swooping from the trees. As the balloon ascends to higher altitudes, the rolling hills that surround you transform into a flat green canvas below your feet which stretches out to the horizon and meets the sea. Time certainly goes by quickly.

LANDING

Before too long the excitement returns as your pilot lines up to land. Once safely on the ground our crew will retrieve us. It doesn’t take long to pack away and then we return you to your vehicles after a traditional post-flight beverage.

WHAT TO BRING…

  • Clothes suitable for a walk in the country, warm comfortable layers
  • Your camera or binoculars as our balloon makes an excellent platform for photography
  • To wear appropriate footwear you don’t mind getting a little dirty

SERENE, QUIET AND SLOW

An experience like no other, simply breath-taking.

From views stretching beyond the rolling hills beneath your feet to the coastal waters in the far distance, the South West offers stunning scenery for flying.

ARRIVAL

Once you arrive at your preferred launch site at a pre arranged time you will meet your pilot and ground crew. Here you can watch as your pilot undertakes a final weather check and consults a map. Your pilot will talk you through a pre flight safety briefing and this is when he will answer any questions you may have.

SETTING UP

We like to invite our passengers to help assemble the balloon and lay it out ready for the cold inflation. A rather noisy fan will pump cold air into the envelope and for the first time you will see the balloon take shape. After just a few minutes your pilot will take to the controls as hot air is pumped into the balloon and it rises standing at some 90ft tall. It’s at this point you hop in with our helpful crew waiting to assist you if need be.

TAKE OFF

Before take off your pilot will explain and show you the landing procedure. Then perhaps for the first time you rise into the sky with 360 degree views in the open air.

BALLOON FLIGHT

Apart from the occasional whoosh from the burner the flight is peaceful. As you drift along at the same speed as the wind it is quite common to see an array of wildlife – from deer skipping through the tall crops to birds of prey swooping from the trees. As the balloon ascends to higher altitudes, the rolling hills that surround you transform into a flat green canvas below your feet which stretches out to the horizon and meets the sea.

LANDING

Before too long the excitement returns as your pilot lines up to land. Once safely on the ground our crew will retrieve us. It doesn’t take long to pack away and then we return you to your vehicles after a traditional post-flight beverage.