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Balloon Flights

Hot air balloons in flight

The Western Region British Balloon & Airship Club doesn’t provide commercial balloon rides but rather promotes participation in ballooning in the south west. If you’re interested in experiencing a balloon flight there are numerous companies within our membership that offer ballooning services. Here is a list of such companies for your reference.

ABC Flights

ABC Flights is part of which operates the Minion special shapes for Universal Pictures. Our balloons fly all year round, subject to weather and carry Pilot and just 4 passengers, so we guarantee individual attention and a brilliant flight.


Bailey Exclusives

Bailey Exclusive offers Champagne Balloon rides for two people for a memory that will last forever for the two of you.



Chris Monk Ballooning offers tailor-made Hot Air Balloon flights from specially selected launch sites near Wells Cathedral and Glastonbury Tor in Somerset. Our hot air balloon rides are available all year round and are exclusive in that we only fly groups of 2 or 3 people in our baskets: couples, friends and families.


Elite Air

Elite Air are a Bristol based balloon flight company flying throughout the South West. Operating smaller balloons Elite Air are able to offer a much more unique and personalised flight experience with the pilot. Visit their website for more information.


First Flight

First Flight – With us you can buy your Hot Air Balloon ride with the confidence you will be flying with the very best. Providing champagne balloon flights in the local area for over 20 years you can be assured you will be in safe hands while you’re enjoying the view.


Fly Away Ballooning

We offer Private and Shared ballooning experiences across the South of England.Experience a sensation of floating, serenity and spectacular vistas as you drift in the open air with 360-degree views surrounding you. Whatever the occasion allow us to take you on your own adventure and share this unique experience with your partner, friends or family.


Fly Navy

There is nothing that can compare with a hot air balloon flight.
We specialise in Hot Air Balloon Rides in Somerset.
From the hills on the Dorset/Somerset border, to the vast expanses of the Somerset Levels, there are so many wonderful views to behold.


Sky High Ballooning

Sky High Ballooning was launched by Chief Pilot Phil Hooper in 2018, but its beginnings may surprise you. Having had an interest in hot air balloons since a very young age, as a child Phil enjoyed nothing more than taking photos of the colourful orbs flying high above him whenever he spotted them. Which in Bristol is quite often when the weather is good!


Virgin Balloon Flights

Experience the ultimate airborne adventure with the UK’s premier hot air balloon passenger flights operator. Take in the breathtaking views of the stunning British landscapes and let the wind take you wherever it desires. The sky’s the limit when you take life higher! Virgin Balloon Flights are the largest commercial hot air balloon operator in the UK, with more than 100 launch sites across the country. 16 of these are in the South West, covering Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, South Wales, Devon and Cornwall.