Once again a number of our advertisers have been targeted by what appears to be a scam, which includes addresses in Berlin, UK mobile phone numbers and clients away in Russia! BEWARE!
Three complete balloons have been notified in the few weeks since the (late) publication of the March List. Meanwhile Zebedee has been busy with sales of burners, baskets, fans, scoops and particularly tanks – but plenty more of each in stock!
New for April are two envelopes from Zebedee, currently needing re-inspection after 4 or 5 years out of service (but transitioned to EASA), whilst a real gem, Thunder 77 G-BSEA has surfaced after over 20 years storage. This has recently been transitioned to EASA and flown by the Zebedee team in March. It has a bit of mould / blotchiness from prolonged storage but flies beautifully using only 59 litres (excluding inflation) for 77 minutes of free flight 3 up ….. We only have a report of one flight previously when new, but suspect a few more were made back in 1990. Also, John Till added a smart looking Sky basket – ideal for an Annex 2 project and two burners at the last minute before publication.
The BBM&L Inflation Day on 26th April at David Hopkins Pidley Golf complex is the next UK event – and will attract a good turnout of long unseen balloons if the weather behaves – which it certainly did at previous events in 2010 and 2012. Zebedee will be there and as usual, can squeeze a few orders into the van …..!