As Tony Ward’s 70th birthday approached, his daughters Lisa and Debbie thought a balloon ride with Virgin Balloon Flights would be the perfect gift to celebrate in style at 3000 feet
Lisa (left) Tony & Debbie Ward celebrating with VBF
in the air!
Lisa (left), 42 from Scarborough and sister Debbie, 40 from Riccall, arranged the hot air balloon flight to take place from York Racecourse with pilot Martin collinson on Saturday 3rd of July, 2010. The early morning flight rose blissfully above York allowing the Ward family to see both deer in the woods and York city from the sky.
“The flight was one of the best things we have ever done. It was absolutely perfect and the weather conditions were perfect too, as were all the team we met.” said Lisa
“The whole experience will stay as a memory forever, including inflating and deflating the balloon and putting the balloon away – it was all really good fun!” she added.
Pilot Martin, said it was great to have the Ward family on board celebrating Tony’s birthday. He gave a special mention to Lisa for her efforts in packing away the balloon and said Tony cracked a great joke ….
“The trouble with age is that you lose three things. First your memory and the other two I can’t remember!”
Happy birthday Tony from all of us here at Virgin Balloon Flights!
If you’re looking to purchase balloon flight vouchers as a gift simply visit our website virginballoonflights.co.uk or call 01952 212 750.
With a busy ballooning season this year so far, Virgin Balloon Flights HQ staff needed to let down their hair. In keeping with the sporting tournaments going on around the world at the moment, the competitive spirits at VBF wanted in on the action …. so off we all went to play Tenpin bowling.
A back handed bowl, some interesting celebration moves and a King Pin winner provided an entertaining evening for all. Our marketing manager bagged the best bowler trophy …. we’re very jealous!
Call centre agent Brogan went away with a ‘worst score certificate’ despite all her efforts to keep the ball out of the gutter. We may not be very good at bowling, but we’re certainly good at balloon flights, so we won’t be quitting our day jobs.
Virgin Balloon Flights offer hot air balloon rides from over 100 launch sites across England, Scotland and Wales from as little as £99 per person. Every flight is topped off with a Champagne toast and a personalised certificate signed by your pilot and endorsed by Sir Richard Branson.
Further information regarding hot air balloon rides with Virgin Balloon Flights is available on our website virginballoonflights.co.uk
Devonshire Pilot Richard Prowse
As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, south Devon is the perfect place to start an airborne adventure to get a glimpse of spectacular scenery from the sky. Here at Virgin Balloon Flights we are very proud to be an official sponsor of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the area being a protected landscape.
The bicentennial festivities are being marked with a photograph exhibition titled ‘Opening View’, hosted by presenter and writer Jonathon Dimbleby at the
Harbour House Gallery in Kingsbridge next week. Our Devonshire pilot Richard Prowse will be joining the display taking along Virgin hot air balloon vouchers as the star prize.
With over 500 hours of commercial balloon flights under his belt, Richard, 52, has certainly seen the Devonshire scenery like no one else. With launch sites in 11 areas of the county there is no better way to see the South West than at 3000ft above land in a big red balloon.
Richard and his crew launch from Ashburton, Cornwood, Dartmouth, Exeter, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Moor-to-Sea, Princetown, South Brent, Tiverton and Totnes with vouchers from as little as £99 per person!
See you in the sky above Devonshire!