Love the word dirigible.
I think I’d be fine going up on a hot air balloon. We quite often have hot air balloons flying over at weekends, as there is a club quite near by. I got woken up the other week by the roar of a hot air balloon trying to get over the house. You could literally see the guy pretty close up outside my bedroom window.
We also have a gliding club nearby, and I’ve done that as a passenger, which was really good fun.
Would love a go in a glider
You’re right to, it feels lovely in the mouth.
Someone I know in Bath belonged to the ballooning club or was the chairman of it or something and I went in one with him and some other people once. Fucking brilliant mates, do it if you ever get the chance. Take some ciders and pasties and have a sky picnic like we did. Loved it, want to go again please.
Given I’m prone to panic attacks on planes, I think I’ll pass.
I really want to do it but I’m also absolutely convinced that I will find the whole thing terrifying.
Where bounce you ballooning hun
My gf, whose idea it is for us to go in one, is also scared of flying in planes. Had to reassure and distract her throughout take-off and landing. Not sure why she’s so comfortable with the idea of a balloon ride.
it’s not the being up high or fear of falling out or any of that I’d be bothered about, i don’t like the idea of being trapped. like, it’s quite a small basket and you can’t leave.
Yeah it was great. Someone I used to work was a trained glider, so he took me and some others up.
I only live about a mile from the aerodrome, so he flew down my road over our house. I would definitely do it again.
I have been in a hot air balloon
Smaller than you’d think tbh
I’d definitely feel less scared with a couple of ciders in me!
My fear is a balloon going up and a guy rope wraps round my ankle, pulls me up and I am dangling upside down.
Oh yeah Where’s the toilet?
Wouldn’t be scared but strikes me as something that would be very boring after a couple of minutes, like the London eye
It is slightly daunting, but you’re in professional hands, it’s not as if you hire one like a barge or something and you have to fly it yourself. The people that do it for a job are incredibly safety conscious and thorough.
after we’re free from the loony EU bureaucrats we’ll finally be able to just buy a basket and a balloon and call it a business
I’d call it ‘Up, Up and Wahey’ and it would be for nudists/sex enthusiasts.