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Here we will post logs and pictures taken on aircraft spotting trips.
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With luck we are intending to visit the following in 2018:
Friedrichshafen Expo, Spain/Portugal, Oshkosh/Florida

Header Picture: McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom IIs 73-1167 & 74-1638 of USAF/53rdWEG at Oshkosh 2016

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Sunday, 12 June 2011

11/06/11 - Newport, Gloucs Balloon Comp

StuC attended the evening launch of the IV Exclusive Cup held at Newport, Gloucestershire. 35 balloons had launched in the morning but the evening was marred by a rain shower that passed through just after the launch had started. This held things up and caused some competitors to either tether only or not even unbag.

EC-LIR Ultramagic M-65C (65/183)
EC-LIR
G-BLTN Thunder & Colt Ax7-65 (621)
G-BLTN
G-BOZN Cameron Balloon N-77 (1807)
G-BTUH Cameron Balloon N-65 (1452)
G-BTUH
G-BXLP Sky 90-24 (084)
G-BXLP
G-CCBT Cameron Balloon Z-90 (10340)
G-CCGY Cameron Balloon Z-105 (10422)
G-CCGY
G-CDZO Lindstrand LBL-60X (1104)
G-CDZO
G-CEUV Cameron Balloon C-90 (11078)
G-CEUV
G-CFLK Cameron Balloon C-90 (11207)
G-CFLK
G-CFUX Cameron Balloon C-80 (11282)
G-CFUX
G-CFXL Lindstrand LBL-90A (1258)
G-CFXL
G-DUGI Lindstrand LBL-90A (562)
G-DUGI
G-KNEE Ultramagic M-77C (77/234)
G-KNEE
G-OOEY Kubicek Balloon BB-22Z (767)
G-OOEY
G-OUMC Lindstrand LBL-105A (724)
G-OUMC
G-RACR Ultramagic M-65C (65/143)
G-RACR
G-RUPS Cameron Balloon TR-70 (11305)
G-RUPS
G-SALE Cameron Balloon Z-90 (10944)
G-SALE
OO-BFJ Ultramagic M-56C (56/45)
OO-BFJ