After the flurry of last minute list entries / changes last month things seem to have settled down. A couple of entries appeared briefly on ‘Stop Press’ and made the web version, but missed the print version which had already gone to the printers. Additions this month include Annexe 1 Thunder Chariot G-NEIL envelope (which has a bottom end already advertised), a ‘dead’ 250 envelope, CBUS basket, together with a Wanted ad from Axel Ockelmann in Germany for a Sky TT basket – a rare item indeed!
Meanwhile Mike Scholes reports the sale of all but the T&C basket from G-CIRL, Ben Pettitt all his tanks, Stuart Seager his V-20 and several items have sold from Zebedee.
Other news includes Rebecca McDonald now willing to split the complete Colt 77A G-BXFN and has reduced the package price. Andy Rawson is now offering a near new condition 13hp fan, Stuart Seager a number of smaller items and Zebedee several quick releases.
Reports from Ireland indicate a wet & windy meet this year with very little flying, but no doubt the participants had fun as usual at this popular long running spot in the calendar. As this Intro is being written a number of Brits are off to Albuquerque, the usual Fiesta coinciding with the Gordon Bennett this year. Special for us at this year’s event is the induction of our late Phil Dunnington to the FAI/CIA Hall of Fame which will take place on Friday 6th October. Phil’s son Nick and grandson Cameron will be attending.
Thanks to the continuing saga of UK balloon pilot licensing and the resultant extension of training for the much loved UK PPL several P/UTs have contacted us to say their Pilot Training Records are now full with no new examples being available. Zebedee has produced some “follow on booklets” containing pages for recording of another 10 flights. See Zebedee’s Box for details. Anyone making a start of training for whichever system needs to register and get a BPL Pilot Training Record from the DTO (email@example.com) which can be suitably amended if you are still going for the UK PPL.
The next event for Zebedee is the One Man Meet at Chirk, near Wrexham next weekend 6th to 8th October (details from John & Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tickets are still available for the BBM&L AGM & Luncheon at the Donnington Grove Hotel, Newbury RG14 2LA on Sunday 29th October. Contact Jenni d’Alton (email@example.com). The BBM&L President, Robin Batchelor will be recounting some of his many ballooning exploits after lunch …..!