In 1978 Bristol Balloons was the first company to be awarded a British Civil Aviation Authority Certificate for passenger flying. Since then the company has grown, Bristol Balloons and Bath Balloons joined together to become Ballooning Network.
The Bath Balloons ride company was initially formed in the early 1980’s the main competitor during the 80’s and 90’s was Bristol Balloons (which had set up in 1978). Both owners decided to come together and created Ballooning Network Ltd and worked together for many years, expanding the company to other launch sites around the South West and South Wales.
At that time, the current owner was working as Operations Manager for Bristol Balloons so along with his wife took the opportunity to purchase the company in July 2008 and we have been running the business since, so we truly are a family run business. Today we have grown to encompass a fleet of hot air balloons.
We are a Civil Aviation Authority certificated operator and a member of BABO (The British Association of Balloon Operators), we use the best staff, pilots and ground crew available. We are also very proud to be able to work in partnership with several balloon sponsor partners including Bath Independent Building Society and Park Furnishers (part of Leekes). Why not come flying with our great team and enjoy a toast with glass or two of complimentary champagne or orange juice!
Although ballooning in the UK has one of the best safety records in the world and is one of the safest forms of aviation; it is prudent to always check you are using a properly licensed operator when you purchase a balloon flight.
All BABO members are current holders of an Air Operators Certificate and have signed up to a Code of Conduct to ensure the very highest of standard are met. As a result, all BABO members will strive to provide excellent customer service and care, and use national terms and conditions of sale which are registered with the Office of Fair Trading, if the company you are thinking of booking with is not a BABO member, think again!
Ballooning Network Limited. Registered in England and Wales No 4129672