Enjoy going up in a hot air balloon in Kent! There's nothing quite so serene as an early morning hot air balloon flight floating over the magnificent countryside of the Garden of England. As the sunshine rises over the horizon you'll be floating up, up and away over Kent for a truly unforgettable experience. These balloon flights in Kent mean an early start but believe us it will be totally worth it when you are gently floating through the clear morning air. Choose from a weekday (Monday to Friday) morning during the flying season, April to October.
The team, headed by husband and wife Michael and Louisa, specialise in hot air balloon flights over the beautiful Kent countryside and their aim is to offer a friendly, yet highly professional approach to hot air ballooning. Chief Pilot Michael has been flying over Kent since he first became a hot air balloon Pilot in 1998 and with his excellent knowledge of the area and informative in-basket commentary, he will regale you with some superb anecdotes during your trip.
The experience starts with meeting the balloon team as they start to prepare for the flight. Watch as the burners slowly and gracefully inflate the balloon and basket upright and then climb aboard for balloon ride of your life. A few more blasts of the burners and the ground is slipping away, roads shrink, houses become dolls houses and the colours of the fields and Kent countryside come to the fore as you rise up in the cool morning air.
Once airborne , you might float gracefully past Leeds Castle, or head over the majestic Canterbury Cathedral. To capture the moment on film the balloon is kitted with an onboard camera, making for excellent photos of the balloon and you in the basket. These are available to view and purchase after your flight.
Once back on Terra Firma you'll be invited to enjoy a champagne toast, or you can opt for a cold glass of Spitfire ale, as the Kent-based brewery sponsors the biggest hot air balloon in its magnificent red livery. You can even volunteer to help pack away the hot air balloon with the team or enjoy the champagne! There's ample time to take photos and videos before being driven back to the launch site in the minibus. See a great selection of nationwide
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