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First Flight

Says Lane, Bristol BS40 5DZ, England
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Simply the best.

Thank you Nigel (and team) for a splendid birthday flight. Rachel and I enjoyed a fabulous evening... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marc C
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Balloon flight

To celebrate my partners 50 I purchased us some vouchers for a hot air balloon flight! Oh my god... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sara P
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Ballooning company for Bristol, Bath and Somerset.
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  • Very good1%
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“balloon ride” (15 reviews)
“safe hands” (6 reviews)
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Says Lane, Bristol BS40 5DZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Nigel (and team) for a splendid birthday flight. Rachel and I enjoyed a fabulous evening with you guys. You three put the icing on the cake - brilliant communication, sound advice, expert navigation and a "fizzy" welcome on landing. Rightfully the best rated...More

Thank Marc C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To celebrate my partners 50 I purchased us some vouchers for a hot air balloon flight! Oh my god, what an experience. Absolutely magical. I would like to thank Nigel for organising the event so well, and to Nic and the crew for making it...More

Thank Sara P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went up over Bristol from Ashton Court for our anniversary and had a wonderful evening flight. Nigel and his team were excellent, really good people. I couldn't recommend them more - totally worth it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of my wife’s “big birthday” celebrations I took the whole family for our first ballooon flight. What an amazing morning flying over the Nailsea valley with the mist dissolving in the morning sunshine. The service from the company from start to finish was...More

Thank andyf58
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing experience and felt totally safe with our exceptionally experienced pilot (Nigel Appleton) and his team. Very friendly & knowledgeable about the countryside we were flying over. Would Highly recommend this company for your balloon ride. Bill & Becky Park

Thank GregoryWestCountry
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

What an amazing surprise! Thank you so much for such a wonderful afternoon - absolutely loved the whole experience - very surreal. I would highly recommend Nigel and his lovely team - they make you feel welcome and I can not fault the professional service...More

Thank cattyhoc
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Just came back from a fantastic day out with First Flight and a balloon ride over bristol with my girlfriend and a few other people in the basket. Nice people, plenty of space, wonderful weather and overall just perfect. Nigel postponed the flight a few...More

Thank Fredrik D
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Our ballon flight was very memorable with a lovely welcome by the team, there was 8 passengers plus the pilot in the basket .We flew over the Mendip area with a lovely lift off & an excellent landing by our pilot. The views were beautiful...More

Thank jennyhan7983
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We had a hot air balloon flight booked with Nigel on the 2nd September thinking I'd won it in a raffle, unbeknown to me my partner had booked it as a surprise and proposed while in the air! Nigel, Jill (apologies if this is spelt...More

Thank emilybond19
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We were lucky. After a couple of cancellations, due to adverse weather, we finally got lift-off on Monday evening from Ashton Court, Bristol. Perfect weather. Mostly sunny with a light breeze from the west. First Flight had organised everything beautifully, and kept in touch by...More

Thank EdBristol
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jdtrix21
20 July 2015|
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Response from NathanGuttridge |
£767.00 for every hour. But it is worth every penny. I suggest you do the 6.00 am sunrise.
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Jo'Anne H
29 May 2015|
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Response from hotairsomerset | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your interest in my flights. The flight is planned for about an hour but to do that you will need to put aside about 3hrs from meeting time to returning to the launch site after landing.
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