The September issue resulted in one complete balloon (an 80) being sold, with another withdrawn from sale. The 8m tethered sphere also sold, as did a whole host of smaller items. Nick Dunnington has satisfied his “situations wanted” ad and Steve Hawke at Raging Thunder in Australia has filled his vacancy – but not with each other!
The main additions for October are from Andy Rawson – baskets, a burner, titanium and Worthington tanks, fan and a scoop all enter the List this time. Glen Everett is offering a .833 compliant radio and David Liddiard, his 7 seat Espace people carrier.
Congratulations to Andrew Holly and his team at Exclusive Ballooning who has had a good month, with a successful London Fly Out (from London City Airport no less) on 10th September and then a flyable weekend just a week later at Longleat, Wiltshire with over 115 balloons flying from this stately home – and one of our avid readers winning the first prize of a new car! Suddenly Longleat has become one of the top UK meets in the calendar ….!
This issue is again a bit on the late side with your scribe making his annual pilgrimage to Hungary in the hope of a few hours flying in the southern wine growing region around Öcsény. Others we hear have gone west to Albuquerque.
Sadly both these events clash with the UK One Man Meet near Oxford. We wish John & Wendy well with this event, popular with an ever increasing number of “one manners” appearing on the UK register.
Last but not least, don’t forget to get your tickets for the BBML annual luncheon – always a good value event – at the Mercure Elcot Hotel, near Newbury, Berkshire on 29th October. Tickets at a mere £26 can be bought through the BBML website at www.bbml.org.uk.