Hot Air Ballooning Club


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Loughborough Hot Air Ballooning


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Welcome to All; Freshers and Returners!

Loughborough Students’ Union Balloon Team (LSUBT) gives members the fabulous opportunity to fly in the Loughborough University branded hot air balloon and chase it around the countryside to retrieve it! We fly as often as we can, whenever the weather and pilot availability allows and organise weekends and longer trips to events. Absolutely no experience is required, it doesn’t matter if you’re new to ballooning (most of us are at first) or an experienced balloonist, all training is provided.


Joining LSUBT is one of the cheapest, best 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 definitely a team activity; a crew is required to get the balloon basket, burner and envelope out of the trailer, put it all together and inflated for launch and then to follow it and retrieve it. There is always a strong team atmosphere, both whilst out ballooning and during various events; we try to enjoy a breakfast or dinner together after a flight and 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 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 has included travelling to Bristol, Northampton, Chatsworth, Longleat, the Midlands, the Cotswolds, Ireland, France and Italy - joining the club is a fantastic way to travel and see the world from a unique perspective!



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