across the UK with
YOU in the cockpit!
This experience will last a total of approx. 4 hours, with approx. 90 minutes 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.)
A few miles north of the historic market town of Ashbourne lies the village of Tissington. This privately owned hamlet is part of the Tissington Estate. The Hall, which was built by Francis FitzHerbert in 1609 is still occupied by the FitzHerbert family today.
Of course, close to the village lies the famous Tissington Trail, a disused railway line now transformed into a wonderful walk and cyclepath linking Ashbourne and Buxton. So for the energetic amongst you we can heartily recommend a brisk stroll either before or after your flight!
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.
Maximum weight 18 stones.
Minimum 'unaccompanied' age 16 years.
Although we can accomodate passengers with a variety of disabilities, we cannot accomodate 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) breeze direction.
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
Tissington Hall in Derbyshire
Derbyshire, DE6 1RA.
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