First Flight

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First Flight

Bristol, Bristol, BS40 5DZ

Welcome to First Flight where you can buy your balloon flight with the confidence that you will be flying with the very best.

First Flight is run by West Country balloonist Nigel and his team who have been offering champagne balloon flights specifically in this area for over 16 years. They take great pleasure in providing enjoyable and safe balloon flights that are a memorable adventure for all involved.

It's a perfect gift for individuals, couples or small groups wishing to celebrate their special occasion.

Corporate / Groups

For larger groups or for those with specific requirements, we have the flexibility and experience to provide relaxed tailor made flights to fit in with your planned occasion.

Hot Air Balloon Flight Information

You will need to set aside three to three and a half hours for your ballooning adventure. During this time, we will try to be informative in all aspects of the flight and will work really hard to ensure you enjoy this unique experience.

Our flights, which are approximately one hour, take place at either end of the day, meeting at sunrise or a few hours before sunset. At these times the calmer breezes are more suitable for ballooning.

On arrival at the launch site you may get involved and help with the inflation of the balloon or simply leave it to our ground crew. Then rising gently into the air, the traditional wicker basket suspended beneath metres of colourful fabric, provides a very stable platform for you to enjoy your journey, take in the spectacular views and soak up the atmosphere of your flight. As you begin to approach the end of your journey, your pilot will choose a suitable field and return you skilfully to earth.

On landing you will be met by our retrieve team who will help us pack the balloon away and provide champagne refreshment to toast your flight.


Ballooning is extremely safe and providing that you are in reasonable good health, it is an activity suitable for all ages. Family and friends are more than welcome to join in the fun, or perhaps try their hand at balloon chasing!

We look forward to taking you flying so that you too may enjoy our unique way of travel.

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