It’s not often balloons are able to fly over the centre of an active air port but…….

On a recent balloon flight over Hampshire passengers on the Adventure Balloons hot air balloon flight had their own private Farnborough Air Show as the balloon flew right over the centre of the airfield at about tea time on a September evening. With planes both landing and taking off our balloon had to keep to an accurate height for the aircraft to maneuver safely around it. As well as the spectacle of passengers jets close up, our balloon ride passengers could view the wind tunnel used in the design of Concorde and the Farnborough Aircraft Research Centre which are on the north west side of the airfield. After an hours flight from our Winchfield launch site the balloon flight eventually ended just north west of Guildford and the Hogs back.

Airport looking from the north west The Farnborough Wind Tunnel
The Farnborough Aircraft Research Establishment Looking back at Farnborough Airport from the South East

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