The field and facilities
About the club
We are a small club based at the Black Horse Pub in Great Missenden. We have acces to a launch field right next to the pub and a bulk propane tank for refueling owned and run by a collection of the balloonists called The Thermal Group. We also have a club house behind the pub which we use when the pub is busy or we need some quiet time to study for the pilots examinations or just chill out and talk balloons.
Currently we have 70 members in the club including aproximately 30 pilots flying 26 balloons 30 crew and 8 pilots learning the ropes. You can see some of the balloons in the Photo Gallery. We are always on the look out for more people to join us and get involved maybe even learn to fly. We are very lucky to have a number of very experienced balloonists in the club that just love to pass on their knowledge and skills to new pilots and enthusiasts. We also have a number of instructors and an examiner so we can help aspiring pilots with the whole process of qualifying for a British Hot air balloon pilot's license.
Our mission as a club is to ensure that all aspects of Hot Air Ballooning in the area are as inexpensive, fun, safe and accessable as possible.
We are affiliated to the British Balloon and Airship Club. Which is the organisation responsible for overseeing the flying activity of all balloonints in this country.
The club meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at the Black Horse Pub starting at 8pm.