Hillmount Balloon Team

Robin, Alan, and David Mercer from Hillmount are avid Hot Air Balloon Pilots. Hot air ballooning is a unique sport in Northern Ireland. Keep an eye out if you live near Dromore, Ballygowan, Crossgar and Ballynahinch for Hot Air Balloons in the sky.

Hot air ballooning requires light winds and clear skies so unfortunately flying in Northern Ireland is seldom.

Hillmount Balloon Team enjoyed taking part in the Tall Ships event in Belfast in July 2015.

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Follow the link to see Hillmount Balloon Team @ Tall Ships Belfast 2015

 We love to fly in Italy & Belgium yearly. Check out some photos from Summer 2015 below or in our ‘News’ Section.

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Please find below some picts from a flight on 28th March 2012 Ballygowan to Ballynahinch.  We flew near the NI House of the Year 2012

Occasionally, if we are fortunate enough, we get free trips to foreign countries to participate in International Balloon meets such as Dubai and India.

Lisburn Balloon Festival 2011

The Hillmount Balloon team participated in the Lisburn Balloon Festival in Moira Demense on Sat 28th Aug- Mon 30th Aug.


Browse through our ballooning gallery Albuquerque October 2007 – With over 700 Balloons Albuquerque is the largest Balloon meet in the world.

Dubai Balloon Festival December 2006