Welcome to First Flight
With First Flight you can buy your balloon ride knowing you are flying with the very best.
The company is owned and operated by Nick and Tash, who together with Nigel and our great support team, have been providing Champagne balloon flights in the local area for over 30 years.
We only ever fly with a maximum of 8 passengers in the balloon, ensuring you get the best experience possible, rather than squeezing in 16-20 passengers as many others do.
Our tickets are valid, Mornings, Evenings and Weekends no matter which voucher you buy.
We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and attention to detail both before, during and after what we promise will be a memorable adventure (see our TripAdvisor reviews!!). It will be Nick or Nigel that will always fly the balloon, so you can rest assured you will be flying with one of the most experienced pilots in the country.
As it is our business, we take immense satisfaction from personally taking you through the whole process, right from the first phone call to the celebratory glass of bubbles after we have landed. No call centre, no automated check-in line, you can call us direct and speak with your pilot if you have any questions.
We schedule flights all year round with excellent availability, ensuring you get your preferred date without waiting months to fly.
The perfect ballooning experience
Why choose First Flight?
Our passengers have told us they really rate First Flight’s customer service and our approach to flying. We run a professional balloon company that is all about quality and personal service, not quantity. Our smaller passenger balloons allow everyone on board to have the best possible views, have fun and enjoy the flight in comfort. When you call us to book or simply enquire, you are talking to the pilot who is going to be flying you, not someone in a call centre. No waiting lists to book in, simply choose your date, let us know and we will keep in contact with weather updates.
You’re in very safe hands with Nigel or Nick. They have been flying passengers since 1990 and are two of the most experienced pilots in the country. “The First Flight team prides itself on providing a very special experience for our customers. We love to share our passion for ballooning with a small group – everyone feels involved in the flight and that adds to the sense of adventure!”
The perfect ballooning experience:
What our customers say
Going on a hot air balloon was an amazing and special experience thanks to First Flight – Nick and Steve were so friendly and insightful from booking to bubbles after.… read more
Great! – Our hot air balloon ride was so enjoyable! The boys are super friendly and very informative on everything which is really interesting. I’ve always wanted to go on a hot… read more
Perfect – My niece arranged a balloon trip with First Flight for a personal family occasion on the 21st May 2023. Nick and the team was really friendly and accommodating to our… read more