Goodness. now some may say that winter drags on but wow – we are nearly there. March is very near and our diary is OPEN. We have sceduled flights for all of March and April so please book your date. We anticipate being very busy this season and are really looking forward to getting out the big red Virgin balloon. We have 2 flights scheduled for each and every day and would really advise booking about 3-4 weeks in advance. Weekends, school and Bank holidays tend to be the busiest so if you have Anytime Flight Vouchers please consider booking further in advance, up to 6 weeks. We have flights scheduled for Shipston on Stour, Stratford Upon Avon and Evesham and can also make bookings for Worcester. We will be flying from Cheltenham as well for Virgin Balloon Flights customers exclusively. We are looking at other launch sites too so watch this space as more will be added later in the year.
Come 1st March Russell will be in the sky (weather permitting) so expect to see him floating above early in the morning or late afternoon. At this time of year, before the clocks change we will most likely be meeting at about 7.oo Am and 3.00PM with those times changing as the sun set / rise times change. Mid summer we look to meet at about 6.00 AM and 6.00 PM. We always get asked which is better, morning of afternoon? Well, that is a matter of opinion really. I am terrible at getting up in the morning but in many ways I prefer a morning flight. As most other people are getting up for work the balloon and passengers are floating serenely above watching the sun, clouds and wildlife. Once you’re up, had a cuppa and are ready to leave the excitement of ballooning soon makes it worth it! It’s like taking a holiday. You book your flight, realise you have to get up early to get to the airport but once the realisation hits that you are doing something really exciting the annoyance of the alarm going off is forgotten. Morning flights are great. Evening flights are great too, but in a different way. It’s the end of the day and you are outdoors, breathing in fresh air about to take to the skies before sunset. The beautiful colours are changing with the afternoon light and shadows are cast accross fields and houses. The stresses of your day, week or month soon get forgotten as you cast your gaze upon miles and miles fields, trees and hills. Wonderful!! By now you should be really in the mood to get your names in the diary – so why not book your date now: 01386 593614