Are you looking for a different way to propose, to celebrate a special anniversary or perhaps an extra special gift? To experience hot air ballooning on a more exclusive level, we offer VIP Flights for just 2 passengers in your own private balloon. We have had many marriage proposals flying high above the Kent countryside and so far all have been successful! VIP Flights offer a totally unique, personal and unforgettable experience to mark any special occasion with memories to last a lifetime.
A VIP Evening Voucher (valid for 12 months) and luxury gift pack.*
The opportunity to join in the fun packing the balloon away.
A Champagne and Spitfire celebration with nibbles. Soft drinks are also available.
A personalised commemorative certificate signed by your Pilot.
Complimentary USB of images from your flight.
Return transfers to the launch site in our vehicle.
Free 1st class delivery or choose an e-Voucher at the checkout for same day delivery.
All this and Kent Ballooning’s award winning customer service comes as standard! Why not visit our Trip Advisor page to read honest reviews and see why we have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence consistently since 2013.
The number one choice for balloon flights in the South East
*not included with our e-Voucher option.
What times do we fly?
Morning flights usually meet at around 6am. The exact time and launch site will be decided by your Pilot the night before your flight at 10pm. Sunset flights launch 2 hours before sunset, this varies throughout the year but is usually between 4pm and 7pm. The exact time and launch site will be decided by your Pilot at 2pm on the day of the flight.
Why can’t I book a specific launch site?
As Kent is surrounded by the sea on 3 sides it is important that the choice of launch site takes into account the wind direction. Your Pilot will check the latest forecasts shortly before the flight period to ensure that we launch from a site that will give us the longest and safest flight and mean we don’t end up in the sea! More information on this can be found on our Launch Sites page.
Want to book a date for your flight at the same time as purchasing Vouchers?
Availability for our flights is constantly changing with every phone call and email! To book a date at the same as purchasing your Vouchers call us on 01303 812 812 or send us an email to check your preferred date.
What about the weather?
Hot air ballooning is a very weather dependent activity. Certain conditions are unsuitable for the safe operation of our balloons, including winds exceeding 8 knots, rain, poor visibility, low cloud and thunder storms. As the English weather can be somewhat unpredictable, it is not unusual to have to reschedule your flight for an alternative date on several occasions. Our Vouchers are non refundable but as extra peace of mind, your Voucher comes with free Weather Insurance so if your flight is postponed on 2 or more dates during the validity of your Voucher we will extend it for a further 1 month for free. Find out more about our Weather Insurance in our Terms and Conditions.
Who can fly with us?
If you are aged 8 or over and at least 1.4m tall, not pregnant or recovering from recent surgery and in good health then we would love to have you along! Regrettably we are unable to fly passengers weighing 18 stone or over in our VIP balloon.
A note about your fitness to fly
Ballooning is suitable for a wide range of people, provided they are in good health and are able to move around easily. If you have any concerns about whether ballooning is for you then just contact us and we can talk you through what’s involved. However, whilst we have been flying balloons for many years but we don’t have a medical degree so it’s usually best to check with your Doctor or Consultant if you have any health concerns. If you have recently undergone surgery then it’s best to wait until you have been given the all clear from your Doctor before you fly with us.
Unfortunately, we are not able to fly passengers who have any serious medical conditions, such as epilepsy, fits, severe head injuries, untreated high blood pressure, heart conditions, etc. It’s also important that you tell us about any other health condition that may affect you (or other passengers) during your flight , such as deafness, sight problems, mobility problems, mental health issues, learning difficulties or hip / knee replacement surgery.
If you are purchasing a Voucher for another person then please ensure that they are aware of these restrictions.