Hot Air Ballooning Club


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Loughborough Hot Air Ballooning


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Welcome Freshers and Returners!

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013

Loughborough Students’ Union Balloon Team (LSUBT) gives members a chance to fly in the Loughborough University branded hot air balloon and also help chase it around the countryside to retrieve it! We fly as many weekends throughout the year as we can, whenever the weather allows. No experience is required, it doesn’t matter if you’re new to ballooning or an experienced balloonist, all training is provided.


Joining LSUBT is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to fly in a balloon and a great way to meet new people, see new places and have a laugh!

Make friends in high places...

Hot air ballooning is a team activity, a crew is required to get the balloon inflated, in to the air, to chase it down and retrieve it. There is always a strong team atmosphere, both whilst out ballooning and during various social events; we always try to enjoy a breakfast or dinner together after each flight and frequently go out to sample the local food and drink that Loughborough has to offer.

Get carried away...

Metz, France 2013Not only do we fly around Loughborough, but during the Summer we travel across the UK and Europe to visit various hot air balloon festivals where hundreds of balloonists come together to fly; making for a truly spectacular sight. This includes travelling to Bristol, Northampton, Ireland, France and Italy - joining the club is a fantastic way to travel and see the world from a unique perspective!






Contact us...

Or check out our LSUBT facebook page

Loughborough Students' Hot Air Balloon Team Facebook





Join us!

Membership for the year is just £45 and it only costs £30 for a flight (to cover hot air balloon flight fuel and transport costs); this makes it one of the cheapest ways to fly in a hot air balloon!


To join the club:

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3. If you haven't joined any other society yet, you must also make a one-off payment of £7 for the student society insurance.

Note: The Associate Membership is for graduates only.


Videos of some of our trips and flights!