Perfect flight - David was our pilot and he was sensation, you could sense/hear the confidence in his voice when speaking on the ground when explaining the wind factors and especially in the air. He was magnificient. You knew that he was experienced and I would recommend anyone to request David as their pilot. Outstanding.
In my experience, nothing, the whole morning exceeded anything in my imagination, it was a surreal experience that I and my frineds will be touched forever by. Thank you Global
We had a wonderful flight over Melbourne on Sunday.
We were both glad to finally go and thanks for being so patient with us. The original voucher was for our 30th wedding anniversary and we just celebrated our 33rd a few weeks ago.
So it’s been ongoing for 3 years. I have a couple of good shots of the morning but I can’t email them off my phone. But there was a guy on our flight who had a super duper camera and I’m tipping he got a few great shots.
We’ve done both the Yarra Valley and Melbourne flights now and thoroughly enjoyed both of them.
The day was well organized and ran smoothly and I also enjoyed the passenger participation in set up and pack up.
Breakfast was appreciated and delicious when we reached The Pullman.
So good luck and best wishes to the flight crew, ground crew and office staff.
Thanks for your email.
Yesterday morning went well and was a very special morning for all involved.
We would like to thank all at Global Ballooning who helped organise the morning and especially to Dean for his efforts on the day and for his thoughtfulness, consideration and respect in ensuring our morning went as we had planned. We also all had a lot of fun helping pack up the balloon afterwards.
Thanks again for making a special occasion a day to remember.
Helen & Michael Dinkgreve
Hi Kate, thanks for your email and I was actually going to email today!
I want to thank your company very much for the experience, it all went really well and according to plan.
Belinda and our pilot Victor were awesome yesterday morning and she got a really good surprise so it was great!
I will definitely be recommending global ballooning to my friends and family and I should have some pictures soon which I will email through and you can add to your FB page.
Thanks once again for all your help and sorry for the several calls during the build up to the day
At last my son has had time to use on my computer the USB for the above flight. I am very happy to see the photos as now I can convince my doubting friends and relatives that I was so crazy,at 81 years of age to venture on to such a flight which I enjoyed so much. It was so peaceful and not even a bump was felt, the unorthodox landing was not a problem but possibly on reflection a lot easier for me to exit the basket. Thank you for your speedy attention in replacing the USB and I apologise for the delay in letting you know all is well here.
I just wanted to send a quick email to thank you all very much for a wonderful flight this morning over Melbourne. My gran and I really enjoyed ourselves. I would like to thank Bambie and Tim in particular. These two gentlemen made sure that my vision impairment wasn't an issue. They both helped me to be a part of the whole experience including allowing me to touch things and explain things to me. They also helped me to be a part of setting up and packing up the balloon which I really appreciated and enjoyed.
We had both been looking forward to a hot air balloon flight for a long time, it was definitely worth it.
Thanks again so much for such an awesome morning! We will be recommending you guys.
We flew in a 24 pax balloon piloted by Viktor on a fine winter morning. It was a good weather day and it was a very chilly morning and we were thankful the flight was still on as the one previously was cancelled.
We were initiated into the flight right from the start so we got a real feel of what it was to pilot unlike in passenger jets where you don't get to see the action.
We touched 4500 ft at one point where the view was out of the world. It was smooth sailing through out and we were kept well informed.
Breakfast at Rochford winery was fantastic.
This activity was another gem on our trip to Australia.
Even though it was a cloudy day, we had great views over Melbourne and the bay.
The crew, Bambi and Tim, were amazing. Great attitudes and made the flight feel safe and enjoyable. We had the breakfast at the hotel included, well stocked-breakfast.
We were surprised that we were asked to volunteer to set up and take down the balloon and basket. We took it positively and enjoyed the whole experience.
We had a wonderful time. Our first flight in the yarra valley was cancelled due to poor weather so we booked our next in Melbourne (we live in Melbourne). The process was smooth and without problems. We took off from Royal Park and landed in Burnley. Our pilot, David, was informative but not instrusive. The views were incredible and it was a lovely flight! It is expensive but the sort of thing you do once so I think it's worth it. The experience was brilliant!
Fantastic from start to finish, the pilots and ground crew are happy for you to help with the setting up and packing away, 5 balloons went up on my day and the views of Melbourne are stunning. Made my trip to Australia . I will be booking again on my next trip to Melbourne
I live in Melbourne and I took 2 overseas guests on this amazing ride over my beautiful city. I was so proud to be able to show them Melbourne from the air with such very competent pilots from Global Balloons. This is a must if you can afford it.
My husband and I received this as a gift for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and we got to enjoy it on my birthday so double celebration, phone instructions the evening before are necessary as we had a slight hiccup with our booking but thanks to David everything sorted out and our booking went ahead smoothly, Nick our pilot was great, took photos, pointed out different landmarks, gave us our instructions for landing prior to takeoff, once up in the air your just drifting along effortlessly and your time goes quite quickly, it's great to see different landmarks from the air MCG, PORT MELBOURNE, CAULFIELD RACE COURSE, THE BAY, and other various places but depending on the air conditions depends on what you will see and where you will land. It was awesome watching the sun come up and looking across to the other balloons, you don't feel cold at all but should wear a light weight Jkt etc. You do get asked to participate in the setting up and packing up but that is part of the experience. We thoughouly enjoyed our ride.
Finally got to experience hot air ballooning - third time lucky but so worth waiting for. Viktor is a great pilot, explains briefly where we are and what is happening and then just stands back and lets everyone enjoy the pure peace that comes from floating through the air. Wear shoes fit to walk through a wet cow paddock, comfortable clothes to get involved in inflation and packing up of the balloon and a head cover is useful to protect from the heat radiating from above.