Virgin Balloon Flights

in York

Address: York Racecourse, Knavesmire Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 1ET

Phone: +44 01952 212758


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Flying in a hot air balloon is an amazing experience, which you’ll remember forever. Ballooning is both serene and thrilling, offering breathtaking views and a feeling of freedom which is totally unique.

Your adventure will begin when you arrive at the launch site to be welcomed by your experienced pilot and crew.

The pilot will introduce you to hot air ballooning and give you a full safety briefing. You’ll then be invited to help with the inflation of the balloon, if you wish to.

Before long you’ll be climbing into the balloon basket. We have lift-off.

in flight

Rising smoothly towards the clouds, you’ll be surprised by how still it feels in a hot air balloon. It’s an almost motionless experience.

Within minutes, you’ll be cruising at several thousand feet and able to see for miles around. Have your camera ready for amazing views of the patchwork landscape and possible wildlife sightings.

You’ll find there’s no noise from the wind as the balloon is traveling with it. The only thing breaking the silence will be the occasional roar of the burners.

After a magical hour (approx.), the pilot will find a suitable landing spot and bring the balloon in to land.


Still glowing from the experience, you’ll enjoy a glass of Champagne (or soft drink if you prefer) to toast your flight. You’ll then be presented with a certificate signed by Sir Richard Branson and your balloon pilot.

Finally, the crew will return you to your launch site. Once home, you can relax, reflect and regale. You’re an airborne adventurer.

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