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Virgin Balloon Flights - Chelmsford

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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About Virgin Balloon Flights - Chelmsford
Appreciate the beauty of Eastern England on your flight as you take in the views over the Home Counties, stretching towards the outskirts of London. You will be lucky to see 18-arch Victorian railway viaduct that spans the River Can in Central Park, Hylands House and Oaklands Park which creates a gorgeous ambiance from the skies.
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Reviewed August 4, 2019

Had the most lovely morning flying over Essex . Yes it took quite a few bookings to finally get up in the air but totally worth it.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Wizzlemolly
VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Chelmsford, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2019

Hi Wizzlemolly, Thank you for leaving your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your balloon ride experience with us! Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team

Reviewed June 5, 2019

It was very good and well worth the wait for good weather. Hot air balloons can only fly in good weather and British weather is not always that good so keep trying, it will be worth it.More

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Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Resort53014259627
VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Chelmsford, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Hi Resort53014259627, Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you had enjoyed your balloon ride with us. Yes, the Great British weather is not always on our side to fly safely! We are happy this did not stop you from having a...More

Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful experience we both had. Our pilot Tim was wonderful and fully brief us on everything we needed to know before the flight. We loved watching the balloon inflate and it was a fantastic experience going up and floating through the air. Lots...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank clairehR8084SZ
VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Chelmsford, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Hi Claire, Thank you for your kind feedback. It sounds like you had an amazing flight with Tim! Yes, unfortunately the weather can cancel flights but we agree, it is definitely an experience worth waiting for :) Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team

Reviewed July 9, 2018

A fantastic 70th birthday experience which happened on the first date we had booked. A beautiful early morning flight with a little heat haze still remaining in the valleys. We saw a heard of 10 deer and a hare out and about his business. A...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank I1953QYcarols
Reviewed July 29, 2017

We had a wonderful time once we eventually got our trip (do be prepared for many cancellations - it seems balloon flights are delicate things and flights are often cancelled due to weather conditions). We ended up with more time in the air while trying...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful experience! Took us 3 attempts to finally get a good day to fly, but was well worth the wait as was a perfect evening, could see for miles! We were looked after so well by our lovely pilot Tim Parker. Would highly recommend!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank JanTunstill
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

After several cancellations we finally took our trip... sooooo worth the wait. The pilot was very informative and was given extra time up in the sky, as there was no where suitable to land. Bubbles in landing , photos and videos. It's a must !!!...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MrsShearing2013
Reviewed July 5, 2017

We took a flight with Virgin Balloons and pilot Tim Parker on Tuesday 4 July taking off from Prested Hall, just off the A12. Despite the early start we were greeted by Tim and the team and signed in for the safety briefing. Once the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank RichardK640
VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Chelmsford, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2017

Hi Richard How wonderful to hear! We're thrilled you had such a great time on your flight with our ace pilot Tim and his team. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your kind feedback and we look forward to hopefully...More

Reviewed September 13, 2016

This was a fantastic experience. Very quiet and calm up there with beautiful views. Never worried for our safety in the capable hands of Tim and his team who were all very efficient and made us feel very relaxed. There was someone in our basket...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Linda8928
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Although it took a while before there were spaces available on the time and launch site we wanted, it was well worth the wait. Pilot and ground crew friendly and informative. An amazing experience, would love to fly again.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Karen L
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