Remember flight updates on MJ Ballooning? Our long-standing followers will remember. It seems such a long time ago since the 2019 season, but we are delighted to announce updates will be restarting from Monday 17th May.
As a result of the pandemic and social distancing we have been unable to post when balloons will be flying over Bristol and Bath beforehand, however from 17th May with up to 30 people allowed to meet outdoors we feel it's the right time to start again.
Great news if you want to catch up with friends or family while watching a hot air balloon launch on a beautiful summer's evening! To get reminders of confirmed launches, all you need to do is like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter. Message on Facebook for more info if you need it.
View our Live Flight Updates page here.
Want to know when balloons are flying so you can go and watch? Here's how it works...
- If flights are confirmed, we will post on Facebook and Twitter with a link to Live Flight Updates.
- We aim to update by 23:00 for AM launches and 15:00 for PM launches.
- Click the link to view number of balloons expected at Ashton Court and Royal Victoria Park with meeting times. Take off will usually be around 1 hour later.
PLEASE NOTE FLIGHT UPDATES ARE ONLY A GUIDE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
By making these updates available for everyone, we hope to make hot air ballooning even more popular. If you're interested in booking a flight, there are many great local operators to book with.
Mainly ride balloons fly from Bath due to the amount of insurance needed to fly close to the historic buildings around the Royal Crescent. Some private balloons can turn up though, such as Rotork, Bristol Blue, the Panther and Pump Wright. Lots more pilots can fly from Ashton Court, one of the best launch sites in the country.
Take a look at our Bristol & Bath Flights page for info on flying conditions and all of the balloons you can see flying over Bristol and Bath.
More from MJ Ballooning
Watch the 2021 Season playlist so far on YouTube and why not check out our 2021 photo albums. And remember to follow MJ Ballooning on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Stay tuned for some very exciting news from us soon...