We fly from two locations in Aylesbury - Watermead in Aylesbury and Hardwick just 5 minutes North of Aylesbury. Please scroll down this page to see details of both launch sites.
Evening flights from Aylesbury - The Balloon Meadow at Watermead, right next to the lake, is the location to fly from if Aylesbury is your choice for an evening flight. It’s easy to find and park and you can simply stroll onto the launch site which is only yards away. Lift off over the lake for a truly tranquil start to your flight. Fly over the beautifully rural Vale of Aylesbury with stunning views of the Chiltern Hills, perhaps you will drift gently along the Grand Union canal or follow the meanders of the Thame River. The area is rich with Stately homes and you may get a bird’s eye view of Historic Hartwell House, Mentmore Towers, and the Rothschild Waddesdon Manor built in the style of a French Chateaux, jewel in the crown of the National Trust, or the similarly built Rothschild Halton House at RAF Halton. We may journey down to Wendover and follow the valley into the Chilterns to Great Missenden or fly over Chequers, the Prime Ministers country residence, with so much to see in the setting of the Vale & ancient chalk hills, flights from Aylesbury have much to offer.
Morning flights from Aylesbury - Only a 5 minute drive from Watermead you’ll find our Morning launch site near the character village of Hardwick. This location offers all of the sights and variety of a flight from Watermead, but the launch site, fringed with trees and hedgerows, is tucked away down a deserted single track road in glorious open countryside, and fits perfectly with the peace and quiet of a sunrise flight. Take off happens as the sun gently burns off the early morning mist, and we start to drift at a lazy pace, only a few feet above the hedgerows and treetops. We often hear the sound of bird song rising from the fields below and you may see a fox slinking into cover or watch deer grazing from the hedges and thickets. If you are an early bird and enjoy the countryside at its most peaceful, then we highly recommend this launch site.