Monday, 25 January 2010

Virgin Balloon Flights gets a Bad Name

Ok.... So you want a balloon ride over Cornwall (or anywhere else in Britain). Who do you go to? Well, we let Google decide. We simply type in the term 'Cornwall Balloon Flights' and then we wait to see who Google points us towards.... 99% of the time that'll be Virgin Balloon Flights. Is that the correct decision though?

We were searching Google the other day for 'Balloon Operator Reviews' and saw some interesting pages about Virgin, albeit non-complimentary.

To find out what we were talking about just visit this review site for Virgin Balloon Flights in Cornwall.

We'll keep it short, but on the whole a high percentage of their customers seem 'disappointed' and 'upset' with the hot air balloon operator.

Balloon Flights in Dorset

If your coming to Cornwall, and want to break up your journey, why not go on a balloon ride? Many of our visitors enter the county by car, meaning they need to venture through Devon to get to Cornwall and also Dorset or Somerset. Well here's an idea...

When driving down the M5 or the A303 to reach Cornwall, stop into the county of Dorset. It has famous seaside towns, such as Bournemouth and Poole, and also is a great place for a hot air balloon ride!

If you fancy a balloon flight in Dorset, we recommend you visit Dorset Balloon Flights.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Major Towns in Cornwall

If you're visiting Cornwall and don't know any of the towns names, or can't remember what town you were recommended to go to, then we've listed all the major towns below.
  • Truro
  • Launceston
  • Newquay
  • Falmouth
  • St Austell
  • Bodmin
  • Wadebridge

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Video of the worlds first hot air balloon ride: Reconstruction

At the closing day of the successfully organized European Hot Air Balloon Championship this summer, there was a reconstitution of the first balloon flight which took place in France about 200 years ago.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Ballooning in Bodmin, Cornwall

Hot air ballooning can be one of the best and most relaxing ways to see the laid back county. What better place to fly from? To have the best possible flight in Cornwall we recommend meeting at Bodmin, where we have 1 flight meeting location.

Bodmin is a National Park accessed via the A30 and can be found just a few miles West of Launceston. It also can be found just of the A38.

Balloon Flights over Bodmin allow you to fly over the famous geographical National Park and sometimes you might even cross the border to the East, taking you into Devon. Local towns and villages include Liskeard, Saltash and Plymouth.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Balloon Rides in Launceston

Balloon flights in Cornwall can be a challenge. One thing few of our passengers think about is the fact that everywhere in Cornwall is incredibly close to the coast.

That's why are favorite flight meeting location for Cornwall is on the border to Devon in a town called Launceston.

Depending on the wind direction this ballooning location is fantastic for hot air balloon rides as it allows you to either fly towards Dartmoor and Devon or alternatively towards Bodmin in Cornwall. Both areas are superb and truly make for a once in a lifetime balloon flight.

Monday, 28 December 2009

Hot Air Ballooning over Cornwall

Cornwall has one of the mildest climates in Britain where Spring comes early and Autum lingers. This makes is an ideal county and region for Hot Air Ballooning. Allowing us to operate balloon rides from February through to the start of November.

A balloon ride in Cornwall will generally meet at Launceston or Bodmin and will then fly over the Cornish countryside allowing you to see the North and South coasts as well as nearby towns such as Truro, Newquay and the Devonshire town of Plymouth.

Ballooning in Cornwall can cost you up to £120 but make sure you choose a local operator such as Aerosaurus Hot Air Balloons or South West Balloon Flights as they both have been operating in the area the longest and have the most frequent balloon flights. Flying across the South West 7 days a week.