- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
We are following strict Covid-19 guidelines issued by the Civil Aviation Authority and the Dept for Transport and this what our Risk Assessment is based on. We are memebers of many DMOs as well as our trade bodies as we cover the whole of the South West, although initially we will only fly from Bristol, Bath, Taunton & Tiverton. All the proceedures are in addition to our usual safey protocols. We will continue to review and adjust our policies and protocol as needed on a weekly basis.
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Champagne Balloon Flights from the best launch sites in Bristol, Bath, South Wales, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset & Wiltshire. Gift vouchers for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, retirement, and other special occasions. In-flight photos and flight certificates. Daily flights & exclusive flights for two, small and large groups. C.A.A. licensed. Clive Bailey is Flight Director for the Bristol Balloon Fiesta overseeing 150 balloons. Bailey Balloons have a well-deserved excellent reputation being a family run company with a high standard of personal service.
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About The area
The Anglo-Saxon settlement at Bristol grew up around the bridge and harbour on the River Avon. With access to the sea, it increased in importance. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, whose London—Bristol railway line terminated in his gothic-style station of Temple Meads, had long been involved with Bristol. He had remodelled the docks in 1830, and six years later designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge over the 250-foot (76m) deep Avon Gorge.
During the bombing raids of World War II many churches and historic houses were lost. Fortunately, the finest parish church in England, St Mary Redcliffe, with its 292-foot (89m) spire, survived, although traffic now swirls all around it. Bristol Cathedral was founded as an Augustinian abbey in the 1140s and became a cathedral in1542. The Norman chapter house is particularly fine. There is almost too much to see in Bristol: other gems include Wills Tower, John Wood’s Corn Exchange, the Coopers’ Hall by William Halfpenny, the Grotto at Goldney House in Clifton, the long south façade of Ashton Court, and the Christmas Steps (off the beginning of Park Road).
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