Please see below some general information for spectators. During the event the LIVE
BLOG will carry updates for each flight giving you tips on where you can view the
Where will the flying take place?
This will depend on the wind direction, we hope most of the flying will take place
from the Newport and Berkeley area. The prevailing winds will normally take us towards
Dursley. However, there are several launch sites throughout the Vale and also as
far as Stroud, Gloucester and Cirencester.
Where can we spectate?
As the main launch site is private property and also for safety reasons, you are
not permitted to enter the launch field. However, you will be able to follow the
balloons across the Vale of Berkeley. One of our launch site options is Canon Park,
Berkeley and spectators are welcome here but must stay behind the perimeter railing.
Launch times will be around 6am and 7pm but this will depend on the weather. Again,
information will be posted on this website. Balloons need to avoid the thermal activity
that creates gusty conditions as so they must fly at the calmest points of the day
- dawn and dusk.
Can I buy a flight?
Not at this event. If you would like to fly in the area please visit www.balloon.tv
or call Exclusive Ballooning on 01453 511280.