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Address: Says Lane, Bristol BS40 5DZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1934 852875
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Ballooning company for Bristol, Bath and Somerset.

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"Bloomin' marvellous"

Absolutely loved the hot-air balloon ride with Nigel. Everything I hoped it would be. Really enjoyed helping to set up and put away too. Calm,organised,friendly and informative... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
michaelblakeston
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Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved the hot-air balloon ride with Nigel. Everything I hoped it would be. Really enjoyed helping to set up and put away too. Calm,organised,friendly and informative. Stunning views over Bristol and across the Severn into Wales. Many thanks to Gill and Andy too. Truly memorable.

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Thank michaelblakeston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I and our friends flew with Nigel yesterday. One of the best experiences we have ever had. It was Fun, thrilling, interesting and romantic all rolled into one package. A big thank you to Nigel and all at First Flight - friendly and personal service second to none.

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Thank John B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I flew with Nigel yesterday and what an experience it was. Diane was very nervous and Nigel soon put her at ease. The whole thing was so professionally run, getting involved with the inflation was great. Once up in the air Nigel kept us informed at all times and did a great job of pointing out different... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Nigel Appleton was a pleasure to deal with regarding booking of flights and worth all the 5 start reviews that he has received on Trip Advisor. Excellent communication overall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We visited the festival on the Saturday night to see the balloons go up for the first time and the awesome night glow afterwards! Secretly, Nigel helped me to arrange a surprise proposal for my girlfriend on the Sunday morning which went very smoothly and was absolutely perfect thanks to the hard work from Nick, our pilot, who couldn't have... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

I booked this flight for my husbands birthday present. Due to bad weather we couldn't go on his birthday in march. Nigel kept me informed of every available flight and was happy for us to wait untill July when we were next available. On the day, Nigel and his team were fantastic. We felt completely safe throughout the set up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Flew with Nigel and First Flight in May 2016. The entire experience from booking a flight slot, on the day communication and the general warmth and hospitality from Nigel and his team contributed to the most memorable of days. Flew from the Chew valley out towards the Mendips. The sensation of flying in a balloon is one I will not... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Nigel and his team made this trip absolutely wonderful . We were lucky enough to have the most perfect weather and the views of Bristol were amazing. The take off and landing were really smooth, which helped my friend who was a really nervous passenger. I felt reassured that I was in safe hands with Nigel when he had to... More 

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Thank LadyTKD
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I would highly recommend Nigel & his team if you are considering a balloon flight, very professional and friendly. The flight itself was excellent, flying from Bath to Bristol with some serious views, all topped off with a glass of bubbly! Won't be long before we book our next flight with them :)

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Dorset UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

My first flight!! I won this prize at a country fete. Something I had always wanted to do. Nigel and his team were absolutely fantastic and couldn't have done more to make this a fabulous first experience. A wonderful flight on a beautiful sunny morning. Nigel an extremely experienced pilot kept us well informed and landed safely. I certainly would... More 

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