Balloon flight Hampshire

Or more accurately East Hampshire and the adjoining edge of West Sussex. We refer to this area as South Downs West where we utilise five possible balloon launch sites. These are at Chichester, West Meon, Petersfield, Fernhurst or Farnham. The actual launch site is chosen by us on the day or previous evening, dependant on wind direction and speed. Morning flights go from West Meon or Farnham.

From any of these hot air rides sites you will have a magnificent view of the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park and the sea beyond.

In Hampshire we are restricted by Southampton Airspace to the west, Farnborough Airspace to the north, the English Channel to the south and Gatwick Airspace to the East. As well as the Cities of Portsmouth and Southampton. The prevailing winds used to be from the South West but in recent years have become less predictable. Whether this is as a result of Global Warming we are not qualified to say.

Our aim is to conduct a safe and enjoyable hot air balloon flight with views of the South Downs without the annoyance of having to postpone flights on a perfectly flyable day because the wind direction is wrong for a given launch site.

Hampshire hot air balloon rides launch siteB=Balloon launch sites: For Hampshire or as we call it South Downs West we have launch sites in Chichester, West Meon, Petersfield, Fernhurst and Farnham.