Virgin Balloon Flights - Okehampton

Virgin Balloon Flights - Okehampton

Virgin Balloon Flights - Okehampton
Lying on the north edge of Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton offers passengers perfect views as they float into the sky including ancient castles to explore, historic houses to wander around, gardens to meander, museums and heritage centres. It could all be your dream come true from anything up to 5000ft!
Okehampton, Devon, England

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1 review
Very good

Jenny R
Tavistock, UK15 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
My husband booked this flight for our wedding anniverscary. He didn't realise how nervous I would be. We tried to book this a number of times but were always cancelled due to the weather.

You phone at 11pm the night before your flight to check if you are going. So on the 18th we phoned expecting to be cancelled again but NO we were on for the next morning. We arrived at Sourton at 6.30 am. There were 12 of us flying and we were taken with the Balloon to a nearby field. The basket looked tiny. Everyone helped to get the balloon out and Mandy our pilot got all the wiring organised and then warm air was pumped into the balloon. Then we got into the balloon. The burners were fired up and we gently rose. It was so gentle that I didnt have time to get nervous. The ground crew waved and we gently moved away.

The next 70 minutes sped by. We were blessed with the most wondeful blue sky and great visability and although up at about 1500 feet never felt that we were high at all. Mandy was fantastic and we then landed very gracefully in a grass field. We then waited for the landrover and trailer to pick us up.

We all helped to pack up the balloon and were rewarded with a glass of champagne. A fantastic experiance. Well worth the wait.
Written 30 April 2017
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