The only envelope to exit the List this month was Graeme Church’s LBL240A – now being ‘parted out’. So therefore see ‘Other’ for an assortment of control lines, turning vents, RDS parachute, flying wires, scoop etc ….
This month’s offering includes additional envelopes ranging from a Cameron Demo H-34, via two good training 77s (these from Zebedee), to a complete 210 and further 275 & 300 envelopes.
Also new is a Cameron Voyager folding basket suitable for any envelope size 56 to 65, two big baskets from Bailey Balloons, the first Cameron Duplex cylinder to pass through Zebedee and two more ‘Sits Vac’ for 2019, one in France, one in England.
The good flying weather has continued, particularly in southern England, for a fair chunk of September. This resulted in the Longleat Meet gaining several flying slots and a huge number of balloons – over 150 different and by all reports plenty of new ones. Congrats to Andrew Holly and team for making this event so popular.
A large high pressure system centered over Ireland last week must mean lots of flying at the meet there too. October of course means Albuquerque to many whilst your scribe is heading east as usual to the meet at Öcsény, Hungary. The One Man Meet then takes place 5th – 7th at The Wychwood Golf Club, Lyneham, nr Chipping Norton OX7 6QQ organised by John Tyrrell and Wendy Rousell.
Also happening as we speak is this year’s Gordon Bennett challenge with just one team left – GER1 – hoping to beat the distance set by other teams – gripping stuff!
Further on the BBML AGM and Luncheon take place at the Elcot Hotel, Newbury on 28th with Rob Bayly as speaker. Contact Jenni d’Alton for tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org or book through the BBML website at www.bbml.org.uk