HOT AIR BALLOONING - Overview
Travelling in a hot air balloon is a remarkably serene, peaceful and enjoyable experience, you don't feel any breeze since the balloon moves with the wind. Without the rushing winds normally associated with high altitudes, the experience of flying in a hot air balloon seems very safe and calming - you simply lift off the ground and move with the air in the atmosphere.
If you actually need to get somewhere, a hot air balloon is a fairly impractical vehicle. You can't really steer it, and it only travels as fast as the wind blows. But if you simply want to enjoy the experience of floating.....The Hot Air Balloon is perfect!
The British Balloon and Airship Club
The British Association of Balloon Operators