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“Fantastic experience”
Review of Bailey Balloons

Bailey Balloons
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Bristol Balloon Fiesta Champagne Flight from Bristol
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Bailey Balloons offers Champagne balloon rides from stunning locations in Bristol, Bath, South Wales, Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon & Cornwall. Flights are either early morning and early evening when the winds are most suitable for ballooning. The flight is about an hour but you will need to leave about 3-4 hours due to setting up the balloon, the flight, then packing away and return to the launch site. Bailey Balloons have run balloon flights for over 20 years and it is a family company run Jo and Clive Bailey. Clive is a director of the Bristol Balloon Fiesta and has flown many celebrities including Ant and Dec and Jamie Oliver. He has received an award from HRH the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace for his services to Aviation. Clive and Jo look forward to sharing their passion for ballooning with you!
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Just came back from a birthday treat. It was one of the best experiences I had the pleasure in participating in. Clive & the crew were very accommodating although we were unable to reach great heights it was still a fantastic & exciting experience. Champagne was a great bonus too.

Thank Blueyhazel
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Absolutely brilliant, would recommend to anyone, No need to worry at all, floating in the air and perfectly safe, will def do again next year, Dont' be afraid it is so easy. Thank you Clive for the flight superb.

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

First time for our family of 5. We chose an exclusive trip as it was a 50th Birthday present. Flew out from Ashton Court and headed south into the mendips. Up in the air for about an hour but the whole preparation and packing up meant that you should allow 3-4 hours total. Evening flight with sunset views - we were very lucky with the weather.
Skilfully and sociably piloted by Dave Griffin - a wonderfully smooth take off and landing and Dan, our ground support had a great personality and made us feel very special.
We all want to do it again soon!

Thank Catherine351
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Such an incredible experience!! For those who think it might be scary, I am the most risk adverse person going and I was not at all worried at any point during the experience. The crew were outstanding! My husband and I had talked about doing this for years and our wedding anniversary was coming up so it was a great reason to do something memorable. We decided to phone up last Saturday to see when the next available slot was and it was that following Monday and we managed to fly that day too, which is remarkably lucky as this experience is so weather dependent. We set off at Victoria Park in Bath and the views were stunning up in the air and continued to be stunning as we passed over the rolling hills near Bath. I would totally recommend this experience and it is definitely an amazing way to celebrate a special occasion. It is more than just a flight, the set up is really exciting and amazing to watch as well as the putting the balloon down. The champagne at the end, as well as our pilot's really interesting stories, really topped off the experience off nicely!

Thank AnnieBrads
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Had the good fortune of being piloted by Clive and the team last Saturday. A truly unforgettable experience which surpassed my expectations of the last 18 years watching balloons going overhead.

If you've ever been tempted or thought "I wonder what it's like up there" it's slightly better than it looks (always thought it looked amazing). Can't emphasise enough that the return you get for the 5AM start is so worth it... even if you can't fly first time keep trying.

And to top it all, you land in the chocolate factory. There weren't many oompah loompahs around but the champagne was flowing freely.

Thank alex b
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