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First Flight

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Ballooning company for Bristol, Bath and Somerset.
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Says Lane, Bristol BS40 5DZ, England
+44 1934 852875
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Never in a million years would of I had bought myself a ticket to go up in a hot air balloon, but it was an amazing experience! After the first 10 minutes I started to relax and enjoy the views of Bristol. It was such...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Roxanne B
Reviewed October 9, 2018

From start to finish the team were attentive, funny and a real pleasure to be around!! We are so grateful Nigel was our pilot who really looked after us both but especially my partner who had trusted Nigel with making sure our flight was the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lucy O
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

You could not get a better experience with better care than the First Flight team. They are the most professional, skilled and experienced hands to be in. We chose to fly with them based on a personal recommendation and because of their reviews, each and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank julienicola
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

I booked a private balloon ride in the Thatchers balloon for husbands surprise 40th! Communication with Nigel was amazing in the run up to the flight. Launched from Wells, weather was perfect, was amazing to get involved with inflation and packing away with the crew...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kosborn1
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Booked a surprise flight for my partner's 40th and I am so glad that we did. Nigel was our pilot and he along with the whole crew were fantastic throughout. Just the three of us in the balloon. We launched from Cheddar early on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DruHutch
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Brilliant morning with an amazing, calm, chilled and peaceful experience thanks to Nigel, Nick and Steve. Everyone should do this at least once!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We had such a wonderful balloon ride on the Saturday morning of the Bristol Balloon Fiesta, it really was fabulous. Great pilot, perfect weather conditions and a gentle landing. A very organised ground crew for the start and returning us back to the show ground....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Debbie T
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We had booked a flight at the 2018 Bristol Balloon Fiesta. Unfortunately, ours was among the many flights at this year's fiesta that were cancelled – and so was our fallback slot! But thanks to Nigel's tireless efforts, we were able to ascend on Monday...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jocki84
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely early morning flight from Ashton Court. It was a really unique and fun experience. Our pilot Nick was amazing and very engaging and informative and Steve the crew guy was very nice as well :-). We originally planned to go up...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jonathan N
Reviewed August 7, 2018

My wife received a voucher from friends for her 50th birthday, so I booked as well. Nigel couldn't have been more helpful and arranged for us to fly just over week after I first contacted him, regularly texting and ringing to let us know if...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 19, 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.
Jo'Anne H
May 29, 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.