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Wickers World Balloon Flights

Great Haywood, United Kingdom
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About Wickers World Balloon Flights
We are the largest operator of hot air balloon rides in Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.Established for more than 25 years, this thriving family business carries almost 6000 passengers each year in its fleet of hot air balloons.
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david wrote a review Oct 2020
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A excellent experience for my 50th birthday and my mums 70th. Arrived at Aston marina early. The balloon arrived soon after and we then met Andy the pilot and the two crew. Instructions were clear and assistance to inflate the balloon and set up added to the experience. The basket entry was easy and those who struggled with the steps plenty of help was available. we took off and the experience began!! its so great and sooo quiet up there, yes the occassional burst of flame to keep us airbourne but you could hear the animals on the ground so clearly. Views around were spectacular. Andy explained how he used the balloon to steer and pointed out a few landmarks. All too soon the hours flight was over, we landed very smooth. The ground crew met us and again part of the experience was the putting away of the balloon, you can help as much as you like. But you cant help but do so. Then a landrover drive back to the start point. getting off the field again part of the fun, and chatting in the landrover on the way back. i will fly again it was fun.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Terry J wrote a review Oct 2020
Stafford, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
We took this flight under COVID restrictions which in no way stopped us enjoying the experience. You make a pre-flight call to check whether the flight is going ahead, we rang at 4pm, then there was another call to make at 10pm to get a further update on the weather. The second call provided everything you needed to know about what to wear, what to bring and what to expect. The pilot Andy greeted us and introduced us to his team. We got involved with preparing the balloon for the flight, and soon we were in the basket. At every stage safety information was clearly given. The take off and landing were smooth and the flight was so quiet - we flew for around an hour. You help pack up the balloon at the end of the flight and then it was a short journey back to the take off point.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Explore114379 wrote a review Oct 2020
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One fantastic day out. far better than I would’ve expected and what a amazing pilot. Thank you so much.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Jon R, Pilot at Wickers World Balloon Flights
Responded Oct 8, 2020
That's too kind! Just need to find some pretty big postage stamps to land on, now!
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Robert B wrote a review Oct 2020
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom83 contributions87 helpful votes
My wife and I enjoyed a lovely flight, taking off from the lovely village of Tissington, just north of Ashbourne in Derbyshire. We struck very lucky as the conditions appeared perfect for a balloon flight. Light winds, sunshine, great visibility and just a smattering of clouds. The weather conditions on the days either side of our flight were torrential rain. Our pilot Jon Rudoni put our minds at ease in terms of the experience, and we felt well entertained and safe. We even had two take off / landings as the farmers field gate was padlocked on our first landing, hence we needed to find an alternative landing site. There were 16 of us plus our pilot in the basket, all gelled-up and masked up to try to keep any risk of Covid-19 at bay. The flight lasted almost 2 hours. Our only wish that the flight had lasted longer. This was our first ever balloon flight, bought as a "special" birthday present by our eldest son and family. Looking forward to re-living the experience again. Next time will be just the two of us plus pilot for a "special" anniversary.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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cheddar68 wrote a review Oct 2020
rochdale3 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic experience, perfect weather. We were a family of 4, 3 of us working so it has taken some time to finally fly, down to shifts, the weather and then Covid. Wickers World have been great and extended all 4 vouchers. All staff were great, and our pilot was excellent.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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