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Virgin Balloon Flights - York Racecourse

York, United Kingdom
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About Virgin Balloon Flights - York Racecourse
Why not indulge in a hot air balloon ride from York? Giving you the chance to experience the city like never before, a Virgin Balloon Flight from York Racecourse will expose views of the beautiful landscape from a unique vantage point
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Jennifer C wrote a review Oct 2021
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Many thanks to Dave and his fantastic team, a truly memorable experience. This was our 4th attempt after cancellations due to weather etc but that is the nature of ballooning, so be prepared and enjoy the experience when it arrives. Everything comes to those who wait and you won’t be disappointed! Cheers guys, stay safe. John & Jenny Cavalier
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Gina T wrote a review Sep 2021
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My ballon ride was absolutely all I imagined it to be!!! Fantastic ❤️ Loved it from start to finish, ty so much Dave and all your crew, it was amazing 😻
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Louise B wrote a review Sep 2021
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We were lucky enough to fly today in York. Once you get to experience the balloon set up and flight, you realise why it’s so important to have the right conditions and that’s why cancellations are sometimes necessary for safety. This was our second attempt to fly, previously booking a flight from Manchester which was cancelled due to the weather. Everything was very well run, the instructions on the flight line were clear and actually came on earlier than 11pm which was a bonus and meant we could get to bed ready for an early start. We had the bonus of two other balloon companies setting off from the same site, so a great sight to see. All safety instructions were clear and helping set up and pack the balloon away adds to the experience. All the staff were great and Dave was clearly very experienced and put us all at ease. Would definitely recommend to add to the bucket list, thank you!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - York Racecourse
Responded Sep 8, 2021
Hi l0uieb101, Thank you for this amazing feedback, we appreciate the time you took to write this. We are very pleased to hear you have enjoyed your ballooning experience with us. We will be sure to tell Dave that his hard work is very much showing. Kind regards, Virgin Balloon Flights Team
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Bartosz Z wrote a review Sep 2021
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Just waste of time. Crap food and music, noise and that's all you can get there. No even one ballon to see all day. All day parking no sign for direction at all.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - York Racecourse
Responded Sep 8, 2021
Hi 273bartoszz We do feel this review is pretty unfair because Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta, to which you are referring, was not organised by Virgin Balloon Flights, nor do we have any association with it or the organisers. We offer general passenger balloons rides from March to October in the York area and our launch site just happens to be at York Racecourse, which Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta also booked independently as a location for its weekend event. We appreciate you don't appear to have had a great experience at the event but posting this review on the page of an unrelated business does seem uncalled for and we do hope it has genuinely been done in error. Thank you and kind regards Virgin Balloon Flights (not Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta!)
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Joril21123 wrote a review Aug 2021
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What a fantastic experience!!! After cancellations due to poor weather then Covid, the week of my flight was final here. It was well worth the wait, not only did our venue get changed, to our advantage I must say… our flight was to be included in the Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta’s mass launch. And the weather conditions were perfect. Dave, our pilot and the land crew were the best we could have hoped for, helpful and considerate and very professional. Helping to prepare the balloon, and pack it away at the end of the flight was good to do, all part of the experience. And the flight itself…. AMAZING!! My day was all I’d hoped for and more. Thank you so much to the whole team. I’d do it all again tomorrow, weather permitting :)
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - York Racecourse
Responded Sep 8, 2021
Hi Jo, Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review! We are so pleased to hear you had an amazing experience with the crew and Dave the pilot. We will be sure to tell the team to keep up the hard work. Kind regards, Virgin Balloon Flights Team
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