Take to the skies on a champagne balloon flight from the historic town of Shaftesbury in Dorset. Enjoy fabulous scenery as you float effortlessly over the enchanting town and dramatic surrounding countryside ... More info ›
Take to the skies on a champagne balloon flight from the historic town of Shaftesbury in Dorset. Enjoy fabulous scenery as you float effortlessly over the enchanting town and dramatic surrounding countryside. Balloon rides take place at dawn or dusk and the whole experience lasts around 3-4 hours. Meet the crew at in Shaftesbury, where you will be collected and taken to the launch site. Your pilot will give you a full safety briefing and then you can help inflate the balloon. Once in the basket, you will drift peacefully off for around an hour, gently floating floating over beautiful towns, villages and countryside, all whilst enjoying a glass of chilled champagne! When you land, you will be collected in the Land Rovers to go back to the original meeting place where you will be presented with a personalised flight certificate signed by your pilot.
Come ballooning over beautiful Dorset and see the rolling countryside and pretty villages and towns from above. The flight will last about an hour but you will be with your crew for 3-4 hours. The experience also includes a glass of champagne and a flight certificate.
On arrival at the meeting point, you will be greeted by the pilot and crew and then taken to the launch site that has been chosen for that day. You can then get involved with setting up the balloon or just watch. After a briefing from your pilot, you will take to the air and drift over beautiful villages and countryside.
On landing the crew will have followed you with vehicles and trailers and they will meet you and pack the balloon away - most people like to be involved in this as well! They will then return you to the meeting point and present you with your certificate signed by your pilot. Don’t forget to bring your camera to catch this moment.
You will fly at dusk or dawn when the winds are usually at their calmest. For a morning flight you meet between 5.30am and 6.30am and in the evening, usually two to three hours before sunset.
It's recommended that you dress in clothing suitable for a countryside walk and the weather/temperature for the time of year. You may also choose to bring a hat to protect your head from the heat of the burners! Please note ballooning is weather dependent.
If you've ever wanted to see Dorset from a different angle, then a hot air balloon ride offers a fantastic opportunity to view the town of Shaftesbury and surrounding countryside from above. Aerosaurus Balloons offers magical flight experiences taking off from various hand-picked launch sites across the South West England.