Cross Channel Balloon Flight

April 15th, 2011

We were lucky enough to be part of the Cross Channel balloon flight that took place last Thursday (7th April 2011).  The plan was to take off a few miles inland of Dover at Lydden Circuit and fly across to france with upto 75 other balloons.  We were originally on standby last October waiting for the right weather conditions and wind direction but they never came together so we started looking at the weather again from the beginning of March.  Although we had some lovely ballooning weather in March the winds were never right – the organisers had set a limit of being able to cross the channel in an hour and a half so we need quite specific wind speeds and direction. 

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Alpine Flying in Austria with our new Balloon

January 30th, 2011

We have just spent a week flying in the Austrian Alps at the International Balloon Meet in Filzmoos.  This year was the 32nd year of the event and we first attended in 1996 and in recent years have made it an annual event.

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WINTER SPECIAL OFFER

November 25th, 2010

Our Winter Special Offer vouchers are £99 per person and valid for flights any day of the week.  Valid until the 30th June 2011 the flight can be taken at any time.  They make an ideal Christmas present as the voucher can be given on Christmas Day and then the recipient can arrange the flight directly with us in the New Year.

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Glorious Autumn Days

October 27th, 2010

The weather has been up and down during October, but there have been a few days when the sun has been shining and the wind has been light.  Once we get into November we start running our standby system where we only plan flights with two or three days notice, when we know the weather forecast is good.  That way it avoids lots of disappointment when the weather isn’t right.  Cold, bright, crisp Autumn days can be fabulous for ballooning.

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Cross Channel Challenge

October 25th, 2010

We have all been on standby since the 1st October to take part in a record attempt for 75 balloons to fly across the channel.  As yet the weather and wind direction have not been right.  We have had a couple of times when we thought it may happen but the weather patterns have been changing quite quickly.  We are on standby until the end of the month but at the moment the wind and weather doesn’t look like we will be going before the 31st.  We are hoping that the organisers will extend to period into November to enable the flight to go ahead.

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