Chiltern Park Airfield (Back-Up Site)


Launch Site Address

Chiltern Park Aerodrome, Ipsden
OX10 6AS

Chiltern Park Airfield (Back-Up Site)


One of our back-up launch sites, your flight may be moved here on the day.

Chiltern Park Airfield in Oxfordshire lies on the gentle south western slopes of the Chiltern Hills between Reading and Oxford making it a perfect place to begin a hot air balloon adventure.

The airfield sits just outside Wallingford and inside RAF Benson airspace which is home to lots of interesting aircraft including gyrocopters!

A hot air balloon ride from Chiltern Park Airfield will carry you serenely over the Chiltern Hills which stretch from Aylesbury to the north down to Reading in the south. Look out for the charming riverside towns around Henley-on-Thames and beautiful Chiltern villages such as Stoke Row and Rotherfield Peppard.

This peaceful part of the country is home to some of the most beautiful scenery and stunning countryside in this part of England with fabulous walks and an abundance of birds and wildlife, notably the famous Red Kites who have been thriving in this region since the 1980s when they were reintroduced here. From your balloon basket you too can get the chance to catch a bird’s eye view over this beautiful landscape on an unforgettable airborne adventure.


You will find Chiltern Park Airfield clearly signposted about 1/3 mile from the A4074.
Please park in the car park by the hanger buildings, where you will be met by the crew at the time given to you on the flight line.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01491 524215 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Mark Shemilt

Look forward to... floating on air exceptional views breath-taking heights going with the wind the world at your feet