Southern Flights provides hot air balloon rides from a number of sites across Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire. Our balloon crews have a great local knowledge so that whichever of these areas you choose to fly from you will have an enjoyable ballooning experience.
For our hot air balloon rides over Hampshire which site we use does depend on the wind direction on the day and any other operational factors. Our most frequently used site over recent years is our site at Anstey Park, Anstey Road, Alton, GU34 2NB. Nearly as frequently our flights may go from Micheldever Playing Field, Micheldever Station, SO21 3AU or from West Meon about 400 metres west of the West Meon Hut Public House. On the odd occasion we have to come further inland to our launch sites in and around Basingstoke to avoid getting too close to the South Coast on landing if the wind is from the north.
Our most popular Surrey ballooning launch site is Shalford Park, Guildford GU4 8AA. We also have sites at Godalming and Farnham to deal with variations in the wind direction. But as Surrey is a small county with Heathrow and Gatwick airspace to its north and south we may sometimes have to use one of our Hampshire launch sites and fly back into Surrey to enable a safe flight.
When flying on our balloon flights in Berkshire you will probably fly from Prospect Park in Reading, of Liebenrood Road RG30 2ND or another of the town parks. Occasionally if the wind is from the west we may have to use our site at Padworth Village Hall and fly back towards the Reading area for a landing.
On the day of your balloon flight our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have. To speak with our main office about any ballooning matters please telephone us during normal weekday office hours on 01962 774422
For postal enquiries you can write to us at our head office Southern Flights, Winchfield Park, London Road, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire RG27 8HY. Southern Flights is a trading name of Adventure Balloons Ltd and you can click here for more information.
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