Having met at dawn, you will be driven by 4-wheel drive vehicles to a suitable launch site chosen by one of our very experienced New Zealand licensed pilots. Following a detailed flight briefing, you will then be invited to assist the pilot and crew to prepare the balloon for the Premier Plains flight. Once aboard the wicker basket, your magical flight begins. The launch is so gentle you will hardly realise you have left the ground. The peace and gentleness of ballooning will surprise you and the Methven flight views are unsurpassable. As you drift along with the breeze, the scenery slowly changes until after approximately an hour in the air, it is time to land.