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

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Friday, 12 August 2011

12/08/11 - Bristol Balloon Fiesta

StuC visited the Friday morning mass launch, which was delayed by low cloud.

EC-LIR Ultramagic M-65C (65/183) Ultramagic "The Racer"
EC-LIR
EI-ECC Cameron Balloon Z-90 (11213) Discover Waterford
EI-ECC
G-BIBO Cameron Balloon V-65 (667)
G-BIBO
G-BOEK Cameron Balloon V-77 (1658)
G-BOEK
G-BPHU Thunder & Colt Ax7-77 (1365)
G-BPHU
G-BRTV Cameron Balloon O-77 (2182)
G-BRTV
G-BSNU Thunder & Colt 105A (1811) Sunrise
G-BSNU
G-BTJD Thunder & Colt Ax8-90 S2 (1865)
G-BTJD
G-BVGB Thunder & Colt Ax8-105 S2 (2408)
G-BVGB
G-BVOC Cameron Balloon V-90 (3291) Western Daily Press/Evening Post
G-BVOC
G-BWKV Cameron Balloon V-77 (3780)
G-BWKV
G-BWKW Thunder & Colt Ax8-90 (3770) Road to Mandalay
G-BWKW
G-BWPF Sky 105-24 (028)
G-BWPF
G-BWPZ Cameron Balloon N-105 (3889) Jaguar
G-BWPZ
G-BXXG Cameron Balloon N-105 (3662) Wind beneath my wings
G-BXXG
G-BYHU Cameron Balloon N-105 (4567)
G-BYHU
G-BYHY Cameron Balloon V-77 (4493)
G-BYHY
G-BYIL Cameron Balloon N-105 (4591) Oakfield Farm Products
G-BYIL
G-BYNU Thunder & Colt Ax7-77 S2 (3520)
G-BYNU
G-BYTW Cameron Balloon O-90 (4747)
G-BYTW
G-BZFD Cameron Balloon N-90 (2725) David Hathaway Transport
G-BZFD
G-BZKV Sky 90-24 (184) Omega Resource Group
G-BZKV
G-BZVU Cameron Balloon Z-105 (10078) The Mall
G-BZVU
G-BZYY Cameron Balloon N-90 (10130) Up-Down
G-BZYY
G-CBHW Cameron Balloon Z-105 (10217) Bristol
G-CBHW
G-CBMK Cameron Balloon Z-120 (10293)
G-CBMK
G-CBOW Cameron Balloon Z-120 (10302) Torex
G-CBOW
G-CCSA Cameron Balloon Z-350 (10490) Bristol Balloons
G-CCSA
G-CCTS Cameron Balloon Z-120 (10570) Snap Surveys
G-CCTS
G-CDDN Lindstrand LBL-90A (903) Fish Tank
G-CDDN
G-CDIH Cameron Balloon Z-275 (10613) Bailey Balloons
G-CDIH
G-CDIT Cameron Balloon Z-105 (10702) The One Show
G-CDIT
G-CDOG Lindstrand LBL SS-DOG (938) Churchill ..tethered only
G-CDOG
G-CDZO Lindstrand LBL-60X (1104) Chelsea Financial Services
G-CDZO
G-CEKS Cameron Balloon Z-105 (11003) Taittinger Champagne
G-CEKS
G-CEUV Cameron Balloon C-90 (11078) Silverline
G-CEUV
G-CEWX Cameron Balloon Z-350 (11092) 106.5 Original Bristol
G-CEWX
G-CFCC Cameron Balloon Z-275 (11103) Park Furnishers
G-CFCC
G-CFKF Cameron Balloon Z-210 (11177) House of Fraser
G-CFKF
G-CFSL Kubicek Balloon BB-26Z (642) Co-Op Funeral Care ..tethered only
G-CFSL
G-CFUX Cameron Balloon C-80 (11282) BetFair
G-CFUX
G-CFXI Lindstrand LBL SS-Box (1257) Blue Square
G-CFXI
G-CFXL Lindstrand LBL-90A (1258) Blue Square
G-CFXL
G-CFXP Lindstrand LBL-105A (1168)
G-CFXP
G-CGJV Lindstrand LBL SS-Motorbike (1300) ..tethered only
G-CGJV
G-CGNJ Cameron Balloon Z-105 (11261) Loughborough University
G-CGNJ
G-CGRF Lindstrand LBL-140A (1327) Lindstrand
G-CGRF
G-CLOE Sky 90-24 (019)
G-CLOE
G-ENGR Head Balloon AX8-105 (380) Sapper
G-ENGR
G-FOWS Cameron Balloon N-105 (3995) Fowlers Motorcycles
G-FOWS
G-GBBT Ultramagic M-90 (90/103) BT
G-GBBT
G-JULU Cameron Balloon V-90 (3611)
G-JULU
G-KSKS Cameron Balloon N-105 (4963) KwikKaye
G-KSKS
G-OCTS Cameron Balloon Z-90 (11108) Collett Isuzu
G-OCTS
G-ODAF Lindstrand LBL-105A (1042) Brian Currie DAF
G-ODAF
G-OFAA Cameron Balloon Z-105 (10886) Royal Navy
G-OFAA
G-OJMS Cameron Balloon Z-90 (10860) Joinery Soft
G-OJMS
G-OKCP Lindstrand LBL SS-Battery (621) Panasonic ..tethered only
G-OKCP
G-OMGR Cameron Balloon Z-105 (11095) Omega Resource Group
G-OMGR
G-OOEY Kubicek Balloon BB-22Z (767) Exclusive Ballooning
G-OOEY
G-PLLT Lindstrand LBL SS-Box (1308) Palletways
G-PLLT
G-SBIZ Cameron Balloon Z-90 (10348) Snow Business
G-SBIZ
G-SFSL Cameron Balloon Z-105 (10308)
G-SFSL
G-TRIG Cameron Balloon Z-90 (10446) Intel Inside
G-TRIG
G-VBFL Cameron Balloon Z-400 (11347) Virgin
G-VBFL
G-VITL Lindstrand LBL-105A (720) Vital Resources
G-VITL
G-WAYS Lindstrand LBL-105A (1307) Palletways
G-WAYS
HB-QLR Cameron Balloon Z-105 (10907) Chateau D'Oex
HB-QLR

Half-a-dozen or so radio controlled model balloons were present, two of which wore fake marks:

"D-LBC13"/"OO-KENNY" Radio controlled Model Balloon (Unknown)
"D-LBC13"
"G-BERT" Radio controlled Model Balloon (Unknown)
"G-BERT"