#26354, Valid 7 days am or pm Hot Air Balloon Flight
The grounds of Leeds Castle - "the loveliest castle in the world" - unquestionably offers one of the best hot air balloon launch sites in Kent. The site is backed up by superb alternative balloon ride launch venues should the need arise. . This experience is for 1 participant, lasting 4 hours (approx 1 hour in the air). Valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
Up, Up And Away
The lush green Weald of Kent provides a simply breathtaking spectacle when seen from the air. Few can resist the attraction as one hundred feet of wispy nylon majestically rises with the roar of the burners. The feeling of peace and tranquillity is heightened by the apparent lack of wind - because you're moving with it.
The Tapestry Below
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 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.
All Good Things....
We round off every balloon flight with a champagne celebration 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.
A Typical Hot Air Balloon Flight
Flying over an area of the country you know well is a great experience. Once purchased a flight voucher along with the passenger information leaflet will be sent. This includes check-in times, and lots of practical information about the flight to help you enjoy your ballooning experience to the full.
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Maximum weight 18 stones.
Minimum age 8 years and 1.4 metres in height.
Minimum 'unaccompanied' age 16 years.
Although we can accomodate passengers with a variety of disabilities, we cannot accomodate wheelchairs.
Passengers should not fly if 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.
Each voucher entitles 1 person to participate in this experience. The voucher is not transferable, which might mean that only the named person can use it (but we've never known an operator object to a name change, or even check ID before a flight). 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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