Hot air balloon landing gifts?

jackrussell101

Member
Mixed Farmer
Just wondering what everyones experiences have been? Don't have them too often, say once every 2 years would be a usual average.

The usual gift is a good bottle of Scotch.

Had one the other day that dropped and landed and gave us a bottle of wine but it was cheap rubbish with a fancy hot air balloon sticker on it to make it look good.

Once new a farmer that got £50 in M&S vouchers which is pretty awesome but then his wife spent it all...
 
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Devon
Just wondering what everyones experiences have been? Don't have them too often, say once every 2 years would be a usual average.

The usual gift is a good bottle of Scotch.

Had one the other day that dropped and landed and gave us a bottle of wine but it was cheap rubbish with a fancy hot air balloon sticker on it to make it look good.

Once new a farmer that got £50 in M&S vouchers which is pretty awesome but then his wife spent it all...

They should give you tickets for two people for a flight, if they don't the tell them that you wont give permission for them to recover the balloon which basically means they have no option but to agree!
 

Wombat

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
East yorks
We had a virgin one land a year or to ago and we were out so a neighbour called in to see them and let them out. Said they would be in touch, still waiting.....
 

spikeislander

Member
Location
bedfordshire
there should be a standard fee across the board, possibly less for a private balloon but the commercial operations should pay a hefty fee imo as they are charging the people alot and paying us nowt. £200 I think
 
I had Caroline Quentin off the tellie drop in in a hot air balloon when she was making a series about national parks. Her glam PA or whatever they call them in TV land seemed to think I should feel honoured at such a renowned guest and thought I would like her autograph, but I said money would be more appealing. Still waiting several years later :(
 

llamedos

New Member
They should give you tickets for two people for a flight, if they don't the tell them that you wont give permission for them to recover the balloon which basically means they have no option but to agree!
there should be a standard fee across the board, possibly less for a private balloon but the commercial operations should pay a hefty fee imo as they are charging the people alot and paying us nowt. £200 I think
I believe nfu has a landing fee agreed with the balloon organisation

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