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Virgin Balloon Flights - Perth City Centre

Perth, United Kingdom
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About Virgin Balloon Flights - Perth City Centre
Often termed the Ancient Capital of Scotland, Perth is steeped in history. In the modern Perth, the visiting gladiators have been replaced with a bustling tourist industry. The castles surrounding Perth are largely still there, but have been accompanied by shops, theatres and galleries making Perth an attractive city for any passenger.
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Virgin Balloon Flights - Perth City Centre
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scotfre wrote a review Mar 2020
Stirling, United Kingdom44 contributions42 helpful votes
it had been scheduled for a Creiff launch but because of weather the launch site had been changed to the north inch in Perth. This was our first attempt at booking a date and it seemed we landed lucky as most of the other passengers had tried several times and had not managed to fly. One passenger had tried 6 times before but had the flights cancelled, sometimes after travelling to the launch site ! part of the process was to check if the flight conditions were good late the night before (Scottish weather :-) who knows ). wear old clothes as part of the experience was to help launch and pack the balloon after landing which was good fun. the basket was divided into different compartments and due to balancing the basket via weight people could be moved, i was in a separate section of the basket from my wife though still standing next to each other. My wife is petrified of heights but getting the balloon ready and jumping in etc she didn't get a chance to think of it and next thing she knew we were up up and away and when we were up the flight was really quiet and peaceful and the beautiful countryside slipped by below it was really relaxing and peaceful and calming experience and she did not get scared and really enjoyed the experience as did everyone else, including a couple of others who also thought they were going to be scared but weren't. the flight lasted about 2 hours and the time flew by :-) , during the flight the basket was rotated so that everyone could face forward / back. instruction was given to brace for landing which was quite smooth, a couple of small bounces and we were down safely. Champagne / bucks fizz or soft drink was produced and we all toasted a great experience. everyone helped to fold up the balloon, the field we landed in was dirt but luckily dry could imagine it being a very dirty experience in mud. we were all driven back to the launch site in a mini van. the passengers varied in age from early teens to retired, some scared, but all seemed to enjoy the experience, highly recommended
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Perth City Centre
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Hi Scotfre, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. It's great to hear that you and your wife had a fantastic time on your balloon ride! Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights team
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Aimee P wrote a review Sep 2019
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Woody and all the staff were great every step of the way, had great weather and loved the whole experience, definitely a day to remember would highly recommend !!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Perth City Centre
Responded Sep 10, 2019
Hi AimeeP257, Thank you for letting us know you had a fantastic time on your balloon ride with us! Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team
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Nikki Slater wrote a review Aug 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
Woody as a pilot; the experience we had from start to finish at the Strathaven Balloon Festival; the sun rise; our photographs and videos (courtesy of Woody).....all 5 star plus!!! Only issue was that we had to travel and pay for two prior visits only to have them cancelled at 11pm the night before due to weather/wind outlooks. Not Virgin’s or the pilot’s fault (safety first!)... but you have to be patient and flexible to find a slot and to get a good day for ballooning. But, when it works, it works! Amazing....
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Perth City Centre
Responded Sep 10, 2019
Hi nicklepickle2u, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are pleased you had a wonderful time on your balloon ride flying from the Strathaven Balloon Festival! Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team
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jmcnee2017 wrote a review Aug 2019
Airdrie, United Kingdom41 contributions19 helpful votes
Absolutely amazing. Waited two years to eventually get the right weather but it was better than I could have thought. Part of the experience was organising the balloon before the flight. All of that added to the fun. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Perth City Centre
Responded Aug 27, 2019
Hi jmcnee2017, Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you had an amazing balloon ride with us and enjoyed helping with the inflation of the balloon. We feel this really adds to the experience! Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team.
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Richard B wrote a review Aug 2019
Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
Despite the wait to get a date when the weather was OK, we had a wonderful flight. Woody, the pilot, and support staff were all great and friendly. Definitely something to remember. Loved it. Thank you.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Perth City Centre
Responded Aug 27, 2019
Hi Richard, Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear you enjoyed your balloon ride with us! Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team
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