Katie Cummings, nine, from Preston Lancashire returned

to school after the half term break with something spectacular to share with her classmates. She had joined her Mum Rachael and sister Rebeka aboard a Virgin hot air balloon ride above York.

The Virgin Balloon Flight vouchers were bought as a Christmas gift by Dad Steve last year and the ‘Great’ British weather was on the Cummings family’s side as they flew on their first attempt.

The flight took place just a couple of days after Katie’s ninth birthday and Dad Steve said “I decided it would be a nice late present for her.”

“She loved taking off & landing, as this was very exciting... she took a picture of some pigs in a farm that looked tiny. Katie sums up the hot air balloon flight over York as an ‘unbelievable experience’!” he added.

Katie is still telling all her school friends about her trip and Dad Steve believes it will be quite some time before she stops mentioning it.

To book your experience of a lifetime simply call our Shropshire based call centre on 01952 212750 or visit virginballoonflights.co.uk.

* Passengers must be over 7 years of age and at least 4’6” in height. Children aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Virgin Balloon Flights is unable to fly passengers who are pregnant or who have recently undergone major surgery.