The Experience

A Hot Air Balloon Ride over Glastonbury Festival.

A Hot Air Balloon Ride over Glastonbury Festival.

As a UK based hot air balloon pilot we don’t really have the luxury of taking long breaks during our busiest season, this is why going to Glastonbury Festival is now always a no go for me. However, so we didn’t miss all the action on the Thursday morning we decided to attend from new heights, 3100ft to be exact!  As Glastonbury Festival becomes the fourth largest city in the South West with well over 200,000 people, aircraft are subject to temporary restrictions to ensure safety. This meant that we could not fly below 3100ft above mean sea level (AMSL)....

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10 Best Things to do in Bath (FAB Visitor’s Guide)

10 Best Things to do in Bath (FAB Visitor’s Guide)

Visiting Bath is like a journey into the time-worn pages of a Jane Austen novel, where history and culture ooze out of the Georgian limestone townhouses and cobbled streets. Spend a few days exploring the beautiful crescents, unwinding at the famous Roman baths, eating to your heart’s content, and exploring the surrounding woodland and leafy parks. Enjoy all the top things to do in Bath with our FAB visitor’s guide. Things to do in Bath Bath is the largest city in Somerset, named after the extraordinary Roman Baths and discovered by the Romans in the 1st century AD. Such history...

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Thinking about a Hot Air Balloon ride Devon? Here’s why you should!

Thinking about a Hot Air Balloon ride Devon? Here’s why you should!

Devon is one of the most diverse counties in the united kingdom, It has everything you could think of… and a little more! It really is mother natures playground, a unique landscape including bustling cities, some of the countries best beaches, quaint market towns and rolling green hills. We believe the best activities in Devon are to be enjoyed from the air. We offer hot air balloon rides near Exeter and hot air balloon rides North Devon, these locations are both equally spectacular.  With two coastlines, two national parks and the abundance of areas of outstanding natural beauties hot air...

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Hot Air Balloon Rides Near Me?

Hot Air Balloon Rides Near Me?

If you are searching for “Hot air balloon rides near me” or “Balloon rides near me” and are located in the South of England then we can help! Fly Away Ballooning operate Private Hot Air Balloon Flights mainly in Somerset, Devon, Dorset and Wiltshire. We also offer Private Balloon Flights in Bath and Bristol and Shared Balloon Rides in three Somerset locations. If you are looking for a private balloon experience further afield then please contact us to arrange.  With our private balloon experiences we can come to you! Country hotels, local landowners and sports clubs are often very helpful in letting...

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How do you become a Hot Air Balloon Pilot?

How do you become a Hot Air Balloon Pilot?

  How do you become a Hot Air Balloon Pilot? Two questions that we get asked most often are “How do you become a hot air balloon pilot?” and “Do you need a license for a hot air balloon?” Currently it is much easier and more affordable to become a hot air balloon pilot than any other across aviation. We have broken down how to become a balloon pilot below. The first step as always is to determine your own level of interest in becoming a hot air balloon pilot and what you would like to get from hot air...

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