Hot Air Balloon flight - South Hampshire
Popham Airfield, Coxford Down, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 3BD
Hot air balloon flight
During the flight you may see Winchester Cathedral,the River Test, small villages such as Laverstoke,Whitchurch and the Candovers; the Mid Hants Steam Railway that runs from Alton to Alresford;a glider at Lasham or Microlights at Popham.
Flying from South Hampshire we have to keep clear of Southampton Airport at Eastleigh, and also keep our passengers out of the Solent!.
Few can resist the attraction as one hundred feet of wispy nylon majestically rises with the dragon-like roar of the burners. As you take off you'll be more aware of the ground dropping away than of any sensation of movement or rising. The feeling of peace and tranquillity is heightened by the apparent lack of wind - because you're moving with it.
Once in the air, your balloon travels up to heights of several thousand feet, allowing you to gaze down upon villages, towns and the countryside. The 'miniature' people and cars scattered seemingly at random across the ground below look as if they've fallen from a toy box.
The supremely steady balloon basket provides an excellent vantage point for aerial photography. This un-missable opportunity to record your trip is heightened by the ability of the pilot to turn the balloon using the 'rotation vents' - thus providing you with a truly panoramic view as you float through the air.
You'll also have a good chance of spotting wildlife, particularly on morning flights. Views depend entirely on the wind direction on the day, which means every flight is a unique experience.
We round off every balloon flight with a champagne toast and a commemorative flight certificate presentation, making the occasion even more memorable and ensuring that the experience is one that will stay with you for years to come.
Flying over an area of the country you know well is a great experience.Once you have contacted the Operator you will be sent an information pack. This includes check-in times, and lots of practical information.
Each voucher entitles
to participate in this experience. The voucher is
transferable, which means that anyone can use it.
The voucher remains valid for bookings for 12 months from the date of purchase.
Please contact the operator using the details printed on your voucher to arrange a date for
In order to give the best view of the South Coast and the Isle of Wight, we use the most southerly site we can from a choice of Alton, Micheldever, Popham, West Meon and Winchester.
To provide you with a safe and enjoyable flight, the site chosen will depend on the wind direction and speed on the day.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult on the flights and must be over 8 years old, and their height must exceed 1.4 metres (4'6").
In the interests of safety and operational requirements we cannot undertake the carriage of passengers whose declared weight exceeds 18 stone (114kg).
Please wear sensible outdoor clothes as if you were going for a walk in the country - the fields can be muddy!
Booking your event
We recommend that you purchase your voucher and make a booking for your event
at least one month prior to your chosen date. This is particularly important
for weekend events.