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    Welcome to our Trip Report Blog.
    Here we will post logs and pictures taken on aircraft spotting trips.
    Any info can be used for personal use, if passing on or publishing please credit SWAG.
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    Header Picture: UP-MI602 Mil Mi-26T (34001212133) Kazakhstan Emercom at Boraldai, Kazakhstan on 08/07/19 (credit StuC)

    Logs/pics - If you have any topical logs and pics from interesting places we could use on the blog please contact me here. Especially welcome would be any museums we haven't yet covered.

    Updates 2021:
    30th January - Logs added for 2019 Austria/Slovakia/Hungary tour. Museums listings updated for same tour.
    1st February - 151 photos added to first three days of the 2019 Kazahkstan trip. See the dropdown under July 2019 on the sidebar
    20th February - completed adding pics to the 2019 Kazahkstan trip. Logs and some pics added for 9-day June 2019 French tour.

    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