Bloon is a zero-emission vehicle that relies on a large ‘sail’ filled with static helium gas capable of lifting its capsule 22 miles into the earth’s atmosphere. If you were to drift much further than that, you’d be out of the earth’s stratosphere completely! Being devoid of any combustible fuels means that Bloon’s ascent is gentle, has zero impact on the environment, and is entirely noiseless. The technologies of stratospheric balloons are well proven and the team at zero2infinity has adopted this for commercial use. The Bloon system uses inert helium gas and employs no combustible fuels or hazardous substances. The ascent and descent are graceful and quiet – if you can fly on an airline, you can fly on Bloon.
A Near- Space Odessy
The pressured capsule allows more space per passenger than a First Class cabin on an Airbus and, as passengers are able to move around freely, it allows them panoramic views of earth below. At such a height, passengers will witness a vista 900 miles wide, which is enough to gaze at Britain in its entirety, or see Paris and Rome from the same window. According to zero2infinity, the best flights take place when ascending at 4am, allowing passengers to experience the full magnificence of the sun’s effect on the apex of the earth.
What makes Bloon unique from its counterparts is the attention put into the customers’ desires. Bloon is ‘infinitely’ customisable, from the location of its launch to the food served to its flyers.
Launches can take place anywhere in the world, and may touchdown at a preselected location. To make the occasion extra special, guests are able to dictate the meal on board, and the inclusion of world-class Michelin-star dining is entirely possible. Furthermore, if passengers worry they may miss their Hermès furniture at home, zero2infinity are happy to redesign the capsule’s interior for them. We find the most exciting aspect however to be the option of experiencing zero gravity within the capsule, allowing passengers to gain the sensation of weightlessness and float for half a minute.
Private pod exclusively dedicated to your group: can fit up to four people
Balloon technology is gentle (no motion sickness, no training required)
Suitable for wider audience, from children to seniors
Flights are fully customisable (can take off from anywhere)
Experience lasts for about 12 hours, with two hours cruising in near-space