#25001, Hot Air Balloon Fight - 1 person from Essex
An opportunity to see the Essex countryside as you have never seen it before. . This experience is for 1 participant, lasting 4 hours (approx 1 hour in the air). Valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
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 1 person 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 date of purchase. Please contact the operator using the details which will be printed on your voucher to arrange a date for your event.
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.
A Typical Hot Air Balloon Flight
A balloon experience with Ballooning4all is so much more than just showing up, doing it, and going home. For one thing it's a very weather–dependant activity, so the first part is simply to contact the operator a few hours before your scheduled flight to check that it's going ahead today.
If the news is good, soon after arrival you'll be helping the crew ready the balloon for the flight: it has to be laid out first, then it's inflated with a petrol driven fan before the burners are fired up. During the flight you'll be standing very close to the pilot – in relative silence – so it will be easy for him/her to explain what is being done and to point out the local landmarks. The landing is an exciting experience after the serenity of the flight, and then there's the journey back to your launch site – which can be quite a few miles.
Validity / Cancellation
The voucher will remain valid as long as an attempt to book the flight has been made within the 12 month period. You must contact the operator using the details printed on your voucher, to arrange a date for your event prior to the end of the 12 month period expiring.
Balloon flights are in the UK are frequently cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, therefore you may not always be able to fly on your chosen date, a certain degree of flexibility is recommended to allow for the UK climate.
Unless otherwise mentioned in the advertisement, hot air balloon baskets, typically hold up to 6 people, therefore you will be sharing your experience with other passengers, this normally serves to enhance your day out.
if you wish to book an exclusive experience, please look use our EXCLUSIVE FLIGHTS link in the main navigation or contact us and we will be able to assist you in planning your perfect day of hot air ballooning.
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