across the UK with
YOU in the cockpit!
This experience will last a total of approx. 4 hours, with approx. 1 hour spent in the air. (We don't compromise on your time in the air. When comparing us with others, check the small print and the time actually spent in the air.)
We meet at the take-off site, where you are welcomed by the balloon pilot and ground crew. The balloon is prepared and inflated ready for the passengers to climb aboard. You are welcome to participate with the preparation or feel free to watch with your family and friends and take photos.
Once in the air, the balloon rises allowing you to gaze down upon villages, towns and the countryside. The balloon basket provides an excellent vantage point for aerial photography. Your pilot is also able to turn the balloon using ''rotation vents'' - thus providing you with a truly panoramic view as you float through the air to ensure you return home with the pictures you want.
Hot air balloons float along on the breeze and so you will not feel any wind in the basket. Because you float with the breeze, this also makes every balloon flight a unique journey over the Essex countryside.
During the flight in-flight photographs are taken. These are photographs taken from outside the balloon of everyone in the basket (it's clever how we do it!). These can be ordered at the end of the flight.
After one hour or so of ballooning over Essex and sometimes Suffolk we land to be met by the ground crew and start our Champagne celebration.
In the traditional manner we celebrate the balloon flight with Champagne, or if you prefer orange juice or Buck's Fizz. During this time each passenger is presented with a commemorative hot air balloon flight certificate to mark the occasion.
Maximum weight 18 stones.
Minimum unaccompanied age 16 years.
Although we can accomodate passengers with a variety of disabilities, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs.
We cannot fly passengers while pregnant.
Passengers should have a reasonable degree of mobility as access into the passenger basket is via steps in the wickerwork. Meeting locations/launchsites may be subject to change for operational reasons, eg) wind direction.
We take off from Chelmsford, Billericay and Brentwood area, Braintree, Halstead, Colchester and Kelvedon.
After the flight there is the opportunity to order the in-flight photographs taken during the balloon flight. They are a set of 2 mounted photographs, each measuring 25cm x 20cm (10"x8"). One photograph is of everyone in the basket taken during the flight and the other photograph is the balloon taking off. Both are mounted in a quality double sided presentation folder. Total cost including p+p 20 UKP.
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
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.
Event takes place at Colchester in Essex .
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