Closing date for the August 2017 issue (No 364) is 28th July 2017
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Cameron O-31, built 10/2016. G-ISOB. 3 flights, 2:30 hrs flown, 1 hrs tethered. Envelope weighs 33 kg including bag. Artwork can stay. ARC valid until 21/09/2017. Includes spare fabric & Flying Wire (incl relevant Form 1) .£5,995
(Chris Dobson – 07715 707899 email@example.com)
Situation Vacant :
Job opportunities for hot air balloon pilot, 2018 in France
Touraine-Montgolfière is the leading company in Indre-et-Loire ( France), specializing in public passenger transport in hot air balloons.
We are mainly taking off from castle of Chenonceau, Amboise, and Chaumont sur Loire.
Our Company is looking for a hot air balloon pilot for 2018.
Employment contract: 5 to 7 months renewable, other years possible.
Speaking French is mandatory.
Location: FRANCE, Amboise. Accommodation possible on site.
Site Web: www.touraine-montgolfiere.fr
Contact: + 33 (0)2 47 30 10 80 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete Balloon :
Cameron Z133. 2002. 284hrs. 6 passenger single -T basket BH 1372.
Double burner Shadow and Stealth. No cylinders. Trailer available. All in good condition used for VIP flights only. Price without trailer £9000
(Graeme Scaife : email@example.com)
As predicted June has been busy with sales, almost certainly driven by the devalued pound and the run up to Metz …. Although only one complete balloon left the List, many small items have been sold, with more to be boxed up this week….
We are pleased to welcome a whole host of new ads for July – a vintage but low houred V-56, a well looked after all red Colt 90A, an almost new all pink, all Ultralast Ultramagic 105 envelope and a pair of good condition all Hyperlast rides envelopes. Add to that an LBL 105 basket/burner and a large collection of other bits including some LBL built gas ballooning accessories for an action packed issue!
Koen in Belgium continues to find good condition baskets & burners to offer for sale, whilst at Zebedee we have added a number of fans which we have in stock, although the glut of older 5hp versions continues whilst 8hp examples fly out of the door!
Last month we mixed the details of two Cameron baskets in our listing. These are corrected in this issue. See B216 & B218.
Camerons issued a bombshell for LBL Titanium tank (T30) owners on 8th June by issuing a ‘highly recommended’ SB25, which, if followed by owners, would render such tanks obsolete. This was amended slightly on 15th June, by listing the old LBL mandated pressure test requirements which could have the effect of delaying the withdrawal of the few T30s that had been pressure tested at LBL in their last years of operation. It also listed serials of 9 such tanks that had defects when x-rayed at LBL, 6 of which were ‘out there’ and had not been located at that time.
Since then members of the BBAC Technical Committee, Colin Wolstenholme and Chris Dunkley of Easy Balloons have met with Camerons to explore the possibility of a testing regime which could keep these popular lightweight tanks in service. As the matter is a ‘highly recommended’ SB, not an AD then the message at the moment is for owners or their CAMOs to decide whether to withdraw the tanks from service and, if so, to empty them of propane and purge them – but don’t drill holes in them yet!