The John Guy / Aerobility Hopper has sold quickly after arriving back in the UK, whilst at the other end of the scale we can report the sale of a 250 envelope from these pages but still leaving a glut of such big balloons for sale, exacerbated by the demise of Go Ballooning in 2013.
Zebedee now has a deposit on its ‘77 star performer’ G-BSEA after several months of nice flights around Berkshire …..
October sees very few envelopes join the List, although a couple of trailers & fans are likely to attract attention. Chris Dobson’s 77 is back in as an envelope only and Zebedee is now offering a clean all royal blue LBL 105A which has shed its artwork over the past few months …..
Several readers have expressed concern about lack of response to Miro’s ads in Slovenia but Zebedee is pleased to report that his office has been in touch with us today (1st October) saying that enquiries will be dealt with shortly ….
The next UK meet on the calendar is Phil Dunnington’s One Man Meet at Llansantfraed Court Hotel, Clytha, near Raglan, South Wales on 10th – 12th October where the entry list is steadily growing. This being the 30th OMM, Phil is keen to attract 30 (at least) such balloons and reminds all solo pilots that no special invitation is needed – all are welcome. Email Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Zebedee will be there with Rog Kunert taking his V-42 G-BYRK and yours truly with the Zebedee (Elaine) built 31, G-BXIT.
If solo flying is not ‘your thing’ then how about a nice lunch at the newly refurbished Elcot Park Hotel on Sunday 26th October? Book your tickets via the British Balloon Museum & Library website at www.bbml.org.uk or post a cheque made out to BBM&L, to Jennifer d’Alton, Manderville, Links Road, Amble, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 0SB. Price only £24 for a three course meal including an entertaining speaker – Martin ‘the Met Man’ Harris.
Looking further ahead, the 43rd Icicle Meet will be held at ‘Folly Dog Leg’. Hungerford on 3rd & 4th January 2015 (social at the Elcot Park Hotel as usual) and Arthur Street already has dates for your diary for his popular Tiverton Balloon & Music Festival 2015 of 10th – 12th July, (no applications yet please!).