It all started over 224 years ago when Joseph Montgolfier proclaimed to his brother Etienne, “Procure me some taffeta and rope and I will show you something that will astonish the world!”
In 2014, over a pint of Sussex Ale, Brian Smith and James Palmer, a decade or two separated by age, but not much else, joined together in their passion for hot-air ballooning, and hatched a cunning plan.
Meet the Team
Meet the 7 members of the team that provide hot-air balloon flights in West Sussex and across the South Downs and that make up British Balloon Flights. Headed by MD James Palmer.
Witness the spectacular beauty of the Sussex countryside from the skies…. You can experience the timeless country pursuit of hot-air ballooning with either a Sunrise or Sunset flight.
As you watch the sun creep over the horizon and float majestically over the breathtaking panorama, you’ll marvel at the peace a balloon flight brings.