Hot air balloon flights above Brussels

Ballonvaart boven het centrum van Antwerpen met Filva Ballonvaarten

Don't let yourself be fooled

Brussels is beautiful but also special. You can NOT make a hot air balloon ride in the city of Brussels. You read that right: a balloon flight over Brussels is NOT possible ! The Belgian aviation authorities prohibit balloon flights over Brussels. Whatever other balloonists offer, it is not allowed and they will never do it. The city of Brussels falls within the CTR (Control Trafic Zone – pink circle below) of Zaventem airport. In this area, it is absolutely forbidden to fly a hot air balloon, neither take off, nor overfly, nor land.

Where is it allowed to fly with a balloon around Brussels ?

What is allowed: taking off outside the CTR of Brussels and landing outside the CTR of Brussels. The wind direction must therefore be ideal, away from Brussels. The CTR of Brussels is unfortunately pretty large and it includes many cities such as Leuven, Mechelen, Grimbergen, Overijse, Hoeilaart, Dilbeek, Merchtem, Diegem … and of course the city of Brussels itself.

So where do we fly?

Filva ballooning has fixed take-off locations in Flanders, more particularly in the provinces of East Flanders, Antwerp and Limburg. In Wallonia, we mainly offer balloon flights in the Ardennes region, which includes parts of the provinces of Luxembourg, Namur and Liège. Private balloon flights can take place anywhere in Belgium, as long as the aviation authorities, wind and weather permit.

What does a balloon ride in Belgium cost?

How to book a balloon flight in Belgium ?

1. First buy a Ticket or exchange your Bongo or Cadeaubox voucher

Buy a Ticket or one of our Gift vouchers. Or exchange your Bongo/Cadeaubox voucher for an Exchange-Ticket. Arrange a chasing vehicle to pick you up after the flight or purchase a Ticket Return Transportation.
You will receive your Ticket immediately in your mailbox after purchase.

2. Then book a balloon flight with our flight planner

With the number on your Ticket, Gift Voucher or Exchange-Ticket, you can book a specific balloon flight via the link below.
After confirmation, you will receive all necessary details by email.
We look forward to taking you in our basket !

Overview open seats

Below you will find an overview of the open seats by flight region*. Many flights are already fully booked as the 2023 flying season is approaching its end. There will still be flights every day in September, but only on weekends in October.

Below you will find an overview of the open seats by flight region* for the start of the 2024 flying season. Each flight region will then be regularly scheduled throughout the year.

Date Time Location Open From Fly now
TH 27-06-2024 20:00 Région La Roche-en-Ardenne 5 130/170
TH 27-06-2024 20:00 Regio Hasselt 3 130/160
FR 28-06-2024 20:00 Regio Kempen 6 130/160
SA 29-06-2024 05:30 Région Achouffe Houffalize 8 130/170
SU 30-06-2024 20:00 Région Vielsalm 1 130/170
MO 01-07-2024 20:00 Région Arlon 9 130/170
MO 01-07-2024 20:00 Regio Kempen 9 130/160
TU 02-07-2024 20:00 Regio Gent 8 130/160
WE 03-07-2024 20:00 Regio Waasland 3 130/160
TH 04-07-2024 20:00 Région Libramont - Saint-Hubert 4 130/170
FR 05-07-2024 20:00 Regio Genk 9 130/160
SA 06-07-2024 20:00 Région Arlon 2 130/170
SU 07-07-2024 06:00 Région Achouffe Houffalize 6 130/170
SU 07-07-2024 20:00 Région Achouffe Houffalize 6 130/170
MO 08-07-2024 20:00 Région La Roche-en-Ardenne 12 130/170
MO 08-07-2024 20:00 Regio Kempen 8 130/160
TU 09-07-2024 20:00 Regio Hasselt 14 130/160
TU 09-07-2024 20:00 Regio Waasland 5 130/160
TH 11-07-2024 20:00 Regio Antwerpen 12 130/160
TH 11-07-2024 20:00 Région Bastogne 18 130/170
SA 13-07-2024 20:00 Regio Kempen 12 130/160
SA 13-07-2024 20:00 Région Libramont - Saint-Hubert 2 130/170
MO 15-07-2024 20:00 Région Arlon 2 130/170
TU 16-07-2024 20:00 Regio Gent 12 130/160
SA 20-07-2024 20:00 Région Achouffe Houffalize 12 130/170
SU 21-07-2024 20:00 Région Vielsalm 16 130/170
MO 22-07-2024 20:00 Regio Genk 8 130/160
MO 22-07-2024 20:00 Région Libramont - Saint-Hubert 18 130/170
TU 23-07-2024 20:00 Région La Roche-en-Ardenne 16 130/170
TU 23-07-2024 20:00 Regio Gent 6 130/160
TH 25-07-2024 20:00 Regio Gent 15 130/160
TH 25-07-2024 20:00 Regio Antwerpen 10 130/160
MO 29-07-2024 19:30 Région Libramont - Saint-Hubert 6 130/170
MO 29-07-2024 20:00 Regio Waasland 16 130/160
TU 30-07-2024 20:00 Région Bastogne 3 130/170
TH 01-08-2024 20:00 Regio Antwerpen 12 130/160
TH 01-08-2024 20:00 Regio Antwerpen 18 130/160
MO 05-08-2024 19:30 Région La Roche-en-Ardenne 14 130/170
TU 06-08-2024 19:30 Région Vielsalm 18 130/170
WE 07-08-2024 19:30 Région Libramont - Saint-Hubert 11 130/170
TH 08-08-2024 19:30 Région Arlon 10 130/170
TH 08-08-2024 19:30 Région Bastogne 16 130/170
FR 09-08-2024 19:30 Choufferie feesten 1 130/170
FR 09-08-2024 19:30 Région Achouffe Houffalize 8 130/170
SA 10-08-2024 19:30 Choufferie feesten 3 130/170
SA 10-08-2024 19:30 Région Achouffe Houffalize 2 130/170
SU 11-08-2024 19:30 Choufferie feesten 1 130/170
SU 11-08-2024 19:30 Région Achouffe Houffalize 12 130/170
MO 12-08-2024 19:30 Région La Roche-en-Ardenne 16 130/170
MO 12-08-2024 19:30 Regio Tienen 18 130/160
TU 13-08-2024 18:30 Region Sankt Vith 18 130/160
TU 13-08-2024 19:30 Regio Genk 14 130/160
SA 24-08-2024 19:00 Regio Hasselt 14 130/160

*Balloon flights are weather dependent and especially wind dependent. Filva Ballooning aims to offer only quality and safe balloon rides. The final departure location in a given flight region is therefore only determined on the day of the flight itself, depending on the wind direction. So you can no longer choose to leave at a particular location.

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Why Filva Ballooning

Bruco en Chouffe luchtballon samen in Beervelde - Filva Ballonvaarten Gent

Filva Ballooning is a full-time balloon company. This gives the flight preparation, such as the daily analysis of the weather conditions and the maintenance and preparation of the equipment, the necessary time. We feel it is important that this is not treated as an incidental matter after coming home from another profession. Your and our safety are too important!

Filva Ballooning is a company that works entirely according to the standards imposed by EASA, the European aviation authorities. This means that our hotair balloons meet the highest quality standards and that our pilots and crew are specially trained to consider safety as the top priority.

Our pilots are experienced and must have at least 450 flight hours to be allowed to fly with our balloons.
Driving with a balloon trailer requires a BE driving license in most cases. Many balloonists are not legally compliant with this.

Our hotair balloons are all from the Ultramagic Balloons brand. A top brand that stands for quality, innovation and energy efficiency. Every year they are subjected to a strict aviation inspection. We don’t forget our vehicles and trailers either!

We also work with a caterpillar vehicle and a winch on the trailer. This way we avoid unnecessary dragging when we clean up the balloon and the basket after the flight.

That the lucky passenger ends the balloon ride with a glass of bubbles is beyond question. However, we also provide a glass for your chasing  car. They also experienced an adventure following the hot air balloon by road.

If you have a specific wish or dream, ask Filip about the possibilities. He is happy to tell you what is possible and how to make it happen. We are here for you!

Filva Ballooning - Who are we ?

Filip Audenaert

Filva Ballooning (Filva Ballonvaarten - Montgolfière Ardenne) was founded in 2000 by myself, Filip Audenaert. I am a passionate balloonist from Sint-Niklaas with only one goal: to give everyone an unforgettable beautiful and safe balloon flight !

Customer oriented

We provide passenger balloon rides throughout the year for private individuals and companies. We listen to what our customers want and try to realize everyone's dream to the best of our ability. We are here for you!

Our team and our balloons

Hot air ballooning is not a one-man show. A whole team of pilots, drivers and ground crew are always ready for you. We can use several balloons that vary in size. This allows us to fly up to 100 passengers at the same time.

Overview prices balloon flights per flight region in Belgium

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