Bedford Microlight Centre
Our launch site at the Bedford Microlight Centre near Sandy is the home of those magnificent men in their flying machines where dedicated Balloonists and Microlight pilots take off alongside each other.
Just 5 miles from Bedford and 25 miles from Cambridge, lying between the Ivel & Ouse rivers, the airfield off the A603 is easy to find and is an ideal location to begin your Ballooning adventure over beautiful rural Bedfordshire countryside. After take off look down on the small town of Sandy, thought to have been an ancient Roman trading centre. Little more than a mile to the west lies Moggerhanger Park & House which was landscaped by Humphry Repton during the late eighteenth century.
The iconic Airship hangers of Cardington, spiritual UK home of Airships & Balloons, will dominate this Bedfordshire landscape during your flight, and are still said to be some of the largest buildings in Europe.