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Covid19 Update - We Are Flying Again!

12 July 2020

Covid19 Update for Balloon Passengers

We are pleased to say that as from the 15th July, our flights will begin to recommence!

Bookings can be made at present for Saturday PM flights,
Sunday Am or PM flights,
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday PM flights

There will be some things that we have to implement that will have an affect on how we manage the flights and we will be happy to discuss these with you when you telephone us to make your booking. They include:

Bringing and wearing a face mask
Use of the hand sanitiser prior to the flight and after the flight will be required unless you bring your own of course.
Bringing cotton gardening gloves or similar which you will need to wear during the flight and which of course you can take home with you and pop in the washing machine.
The number of people on each flight is restricted to 5 people (plus the pilot) there will be 3 people in one compartment and 2 in the other – all passengers will be asked to look outwards rather than inwards to chat with each other.
Passengers will not be able to assist us in the launch/preparation of the balloon or in the packing away after we have landed.

This means that after your flight, it will take us a little longer to pack away the kit and return you to the launch site – some people have a friend or family member who they will contact upon landing and who will come and collect them to avoid the delay – if you are able to do this please let us know in advance.

The normal celebrations after the flight will change and you will be given a bottle of bubbly to take home with you.

Although the flights will be a little different for the time being we hope that you are happy to go along with the current restrictions and we will delighted to see you in the near future.

Skybus Ballooning would like to thank everyone who has contacted us to date for their kindness and patience, this is a difficult time for everyone and we hope that you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe. We very much look forward to hearing from you soon.

© Skybus Ballooning 2020

Tony Hill Hot Air Balloon Pilot in  Kent and East Sussex
One of Sussex & Kent's most experienced balloon pilots

Our principle pilot Tony Hill has flown over 3000 times! - and is one of the most experienced pilots flying in Kent and East Sussex.