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British School of Ballooning

Ebernoe, United Kingdom
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CMARainman wrote a review Oct 2019
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
Very efficient and friendly from beginning to end. The whole experience was made more worthwhile by the ground staff and pilot. There's nothing more to say, early, other than we'll be doing it again as soon as possible.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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JaneDunni wrote a review Sep 2019
Pulborough, United Kingdom11 contributions15 helpful votes
My husband Paul and I were given the balloon flight as a Christmas present from our son and girlfriend and what a great present! The pilot was Ian with his daughter Hannah as retrieval crew and Peter. They were all really friendly and good fun as well as thoroughly professional and made us feel safe at all times. The flight was fantastic, you can see for miles and miles and we felt secure and confident about our safety at all times. Just us and one other couple along with the pilot so a very personal experience! Paul always says he doesn’t like heights but it’s really not an issue, the basket is such a secure base he felt fine at all times and loved the flight as much as I did. The glass of champagne at the end of the trip is delicious and well deserved, getting the balloon etc packed up is fairly physical! Thank you Ian, Hannah and Peter, we loved it. 😁
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from AdventureBalloons, General Manager at British School of Ballooning
Responded 25 Sep 2019
Dear Jane, thank you for your review and it is great to hear how much you enjoyed your flight.
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Bob D wrote a review Sep 2019
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It was our first balloon flight. After a number of weather-related cancellations, the day came, and what a day! From arrival at the take-off site (Hickstead Show Ground) to being taken back there by minibus after landing near Sheffield Park, the experience was nothing short of brilliant. All passengers (16) took part in prepping the balloon for flight and in packing it away after landing; for us, this made it a more fulfilling experience. And to top it all, we practically flew over our house! The wind was certainly with us! Gavin (pilot - very skillful) and Alan (Landrover groundcrew) were friendly and efficient, making it all the more enjoyable. The champagne after landing also helped!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from AdventureBalloons, General Manager at British School of Ballooning
Responded 25 Sep 2019
Hello Bob, thank you for taking the time to write you comments, it is great to hear how much you enjoyed your flight. And such a bonus to fly so close to home!
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Benski1970 wrote a review Sep 2019
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom12 contributions8 helpful votes
This was a perfect event for us. Very professionally run by real experts, who are personable, welcoming and do a great job of making this the special occasion that you really want it to be. It's very weather dependent and I think we were lucky to get the green light on only our second attempt, as we booked a date with cloudless skies and very light wind. Everything about it, from the crew, to the experience of silently floating over the Sussex countryside, was amazing. Champagne available on landing, with a lift back to the start so we could be reunited with our cars. A flawless experience.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from AdventureBalloons, General Manager at British School of Ballooning
Responded 25 Sep 2019
Dear Ben, thank you for your comments regarding your flight from East Sussex. We are pleased to hear how happy you were with the whole experience.
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208beckyp wrote a review Jul 2019
Littlehampton, United Kingdom19 contributions1 helpful vote
What an adventure! Amazing experience that I would definitely do again. I was anxious that I would not enjoy this as I am not a fan of heights BUT I loved it! The take off is so gentle, no jumps, no lurching stomach - just the gentlest of floats up up and away. It is quite surreal how quickly everything looks like a tiny model. We saw the beautiful green countryside, some fab houses and gardens, the sea, the outline of the Isle of Wight and London. We had two great pilots Richard and Ian and a lovely recovery team (this just means take you from landing site back to your car). They pointed out what to look for, had fun taking photos and were professional on the important stuff. You can help set up and fold away the balloon if you want but you don’t have to. You do need to climb into the basket so be prepared for that and the flights do get cancelled due to weather but do persevere it is so worth it! I would do this again with out a doubt!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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