View over Roseberry Reservoir, Midlothian

Webster Adventures


Looking over Loch Leven by Kinross Webster Adventures is one of several businesses set up by Kinross based young serial entrepreneur Daniel Webster. Established in 2015, Webster Adventures offers small group (two to four passengers in the basket) balloon flights from Kinross and Bridge of Earn near Perth. Other locations may be possible by arrangement. They can be contacted via their website (see Website) or their Facebook page (see Facebook Page). This is their 105,000 cu ft distinctive orange balloon at Kinross ready for take-off in spectacular weather conditions for ballooning.


View over Perth and to the north The Webster balloon is flown by former Alba ballooning operator Pete Forster or one of several other highly experienced UK professional balloon pilots. Flights typically last around an hour and the whole experience about 3 hours (allowing for the preparation, packing away and return back to the starting point by road). The pilot can control the altitude (typically up to 3000 ft) to find wind currents to get the best out of the flight. This is a view over Perth and further north shortly after taking off from Bridge of Earn.


Looking over Loch Leven by Kinross Launching from Kinross affords terrific views over Loch Leven as seen here. Depending on the wind speed (as balloons can only be flown in light wind conditions and travel as far as the wind takes them), an hour's flight may cover between a few miles to fifteen or so. The wind direction determines where the balloon will be taken. A westerly wind will carry the balloon into Fife whereas an easterly wind will take the balloon into or towards Clackmannanshire, say. A southerly wind will take the balloon into Perthshire across the edge of the stunning Ochils.


Looking down the Tay towards Dundee If the wind is from the north, then the flight will typically take place from the Bridge of Earn location because a flight from Kinross would otherwise result in being drifted towards Edinburgh and its airport or over the sensitive bird nature reserve on Loch Leven. Flights from Bridge of Earn may provide views like this one looking down the Tay towards Dundee and the one above of Perth and beyond.


After the flight, the 'retrieve' vehicle is used to tow the balloon trailer and to transport the passengers and crew back to the meeting point.


To get onto a flight, you will normally need to buy a flight voucher (see Website) and quickly arrange the date of your flight. Be prepared to have to rebook a few times as it is quite normal to have flights weather cancelled because of Scotland's fickle weather and the HIGH weather sensitivity of ballooning (see our Home page).