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Flying in a hot air balloon is an amazing experience, which you値l remember forever. Ballooning is both serene and thrilling, offering breathtaking views and a feeling of freedom which is totally unique.

“breathtaking views”

You値l have a real-life airborne adventure too, because hot air balloons travel with the wind so you never know exactly where you値l fly or what you値l see. Will it be busy towns, rolling hills, ancient forests, or even your home?

“airborne adventure”

Whichever one of our 100+ launch sites you fly from you値l wonder at the beautiful British landscape and wildlife hundreds or even thousands of feet below. Then, as you relax sipping Champagne after landing, you値l want to do it all over again...
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A 3 to 4 hour experience including:

  • Greeting and registration
     
  • Briefing by your pilot
     
  • Invitation to help with balloon inflation
     
  • Around an hour痴 flight in an iconic Virgin balloon
     
  • Champagne toast after landing
    (or soft drink)
     
  • Presentation of certificate signed by your pilot & endorsed by Sir
    Richard Branson
     
  • Invitation to assist with the deflation of the balloon
     
  • transport back to your original
    launch site

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I absolutely loved my experience, which was a present for my 29th Birthday. I've always wanted to fly in a balloon and this trip certainly didn't disappoint. Des (pilot) and Colin (the road crew) were very professional but extremely friendly and welcoming. Please pass on my thanks to them! I would love to fly in a balloon again!

J Wood, Warwickshire, August 2011read more
pilot profiles
Mark has been a commercial hot air balloon pilot since 1991. He captains Virgin Balloons in Bristol, Bath and the surrounding area.

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Lindsay is one of the leading balloonists in Great Britain. She has been flying for 23 years and does Virgin Balloon Flights over Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

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