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Three new photos for the site today, one from the BBM&L inflation day at Pidley (26th April)

G-BIFC (Robert Burch), G-BVRM (Dan Whitelock) & both G-JONO's (me)


Another three photos added today, two rides balloons and a US based special shape (4th May)

G-LLBE (Steve Roake), G-PATY (Dave Wesner) & G-PRZI (Dan Whitelock)


One additional photo added this evening (15th May)

G-BXPT (me)


Two brand new UK balloons noted Flying from the Black Horse (17th May)

G-CIJB & G-CRZE - both thanks to Steve Roake


Four balloons from the excellent "Little & Large Meet" at Sackville

G-BKFG (New Envelope?), G-BXIZ (Modified Artwork) & G-BZBT (Modified Artwork) - All Stephen Powney & G-CIBX Ian Grove


One new addition today, taken by Matt Cleaves at Ashton Court 22nd June



Another new rides balloon added today, plus two smaller balloons from the Bedale meet 25th June

G-RLDS - James McDonald G-CEMU, G-WSTY - Trev Read


New balloon for the south of England and photos of four other new UK balloons at the Exclusive Cup 26th June

G-GBGB - Ian Taylor, G-CIDH, G-CIDU, G-DRPO & G-UINS - Bob Garnett


One new addition today 6th July

G-CIHI - Dan Whitelock


Two more balloons added tonight, One of which is a new "Frog" shape.

G-CGDG (2) & G-CIGJ - Kevin Boon


1 new shot taken at the Tiverton Balloon Festival

G-CIGO - Matt Cleaves


2 More added tonight

G-CFHS & G-CRBV (new artwork) both taken by me


1 nice new balloon caught during a test inflation (31st Jul)

G-CIGN - Liam Whitlock


2 more additions today (4th Aug)

G-CIER (Bob Garnett) & G-CIHN (Dan Whitelock) Thanks to both contributors.


Replacement for BKSD added 15th August

Thanks to Richard Bowater we now have G-CIAY on the site.  Also i've corrected the credit on the image of G-SIPP.


A couple of new balloons noted at the 2014 Bristol Fiesta

G-CIGI, G-CIHG, G-HRDY & G-MLTA plus G-FWAY (No Artwork)


Two Superb photos of Hot Air Airships added today. (5th Sept)

G-BKTE & G-BKTP both thanks to Robert Burch


5 new additions to the site, all taken at the Grassroots meet, today (6th Sept)



Four new balloons on the site today, including two Virgin rides balloons (16th Sept)

G-BXVT (me), G-ERRI (Kevin Boon), G-VBFM & G-VBFS (Ian Grove)


Three more of the Virgin fleet have been added tonight (21st Sept)

G-VBFT - Graeme Gibson

G-VBFU - James Stancombe & G-VBAB - Neil Pulling


Recently re-registered Tekno 70 added to the site.

G-CIKL - Thanks to me!


Newly registered Kubicek BB-30Z added 4th Oct

G-CIME - P Dopson


DHL Cameron N-90 added 8th Oct

G-DHLB - Bob Mitchener


One shape & one hopper added tonight 30th Oct

G-CIIE (Yoda!) Thanks to Keith Sowter & G-CIJJ


One T&C 90 from the USA added tonight 6th Nov

G-BMIA James Guillow


Brand new Cameron 105 added thanks to Alistair Ness via Mark Stelling



A Cameron 105 photographed at Castle Howard in June 96



Two newly registered balloons noted at the Icicle Meet (4th Jan)



Two more additions today (7th Jan)

G-IFOS P Dopson & G-OERX C Deyaert


Six more photos added to the database tonight (11th Jan)



One new addiiton today is a superb image of a LBL-105 (14th Jan)

G-BZUD - A Nimmo


A test inflation shot of G-BXKY added today (16th Jan)

Thanks to Ballooning Pictures


4 new additions today including 1 special shape (29th Jan)



Excellent photo of a recently registered Lindstrand. 15th Feb

G-CIBI - Copyright Stephen O’Boyle


Over 3000 photos on the site!

As at 15th February there are 3,117 UK registered balloon photos on this site.








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Some Useful links to other Ballooning & Aviation sites:
Joop de Wilde's Links Page - Every conceivable Ballooning link!
Zebedee List - The Zebedee list is a comprehensive list of second hand balloons and other items for sale for balloonists.
British Balloon & Airship Club (BBAC) - The British Balloon and Airship Club exists to promote the discipline of lighter-than-air flight: Hot Air Ballooning, Gas Ballooning, and Airship flying. Founded in 1965, the club is active in looking after the interests of its members, and has representation on most of the General Aviation Committees.
British Balloon Museum & Library - The British Balloon Museum and Library is the official museum of the British Balloon and Airship Club
AirNet - The definitive avation links page.
eBalloon - The online ballooning encyclopedia.
Ballooning Media - Promoting the sport of ballooning. 
Offering companies new & exciting ways to promote their brands and an essential first point of contact for people wanting to enter or know more about the sport.
National Balloon Museum (USA) - The National Balloon Museum dedicates itself to providing the public with a comprehensive understanding of ballooning and its history through its exhibitions and collections. - UK based website for Hoppers & Duo Chariots.
GasBalloon - A nice site detailing news, events & information regarding Gas Ballooning.  This site also include a comprehensive Gas Balloon register and some photos of past & present balloons.
Slowfly - Quality site in both Italian & English covering Ballooning in Italy
Bart's Special Shape Collection - Over 1000 images of special shape balloons. - This site by Keith Sproul is dedicated to Chariot style balloons, which are slightly different than Hoppers. 
Phil's Balloons - Photos, Events listings, Forums & more.
Trigger Balloon Team - Doug Hoddinott's site providing Photos, News & Information from the owner of G-BIBO.
Balloon Photos by Dave Salisbury - Very nice photo site with individual gallerys of images from recent events around the UK.
Balloon Spotting (Ballon Spotten) - Interesting site (In
Dutch) covering events in Europe, created by Djorry Simoen. 
Bigfootballoon's Photostream - A Flikr account which lists
balloons according to type.  Some excellent images on here of balloons around
the world including many from the UK.
How to become a Balloon Pilot - So you want to become a balloonatic.
Jamie's Balloons - The webpages of the Molly Mae & Roofcare balloon team.
Modelballoon - A fantastic collection of photo albums containing pictures taken by Sandra Mitchell & Martin Freeston at Hot Air Balloon Meets around the world.
JEM Ballooning - A young Kent balloonist has made this site with hundreds of photos as well as many videos of major ballooning events across the UK plus much more!
MJ Ballooning - containing the latest goings on in the ballooning world in Bristol UK.  Also details special shapes visiting the annual fiesta.
My Flickr page - All the aviation photos I've taken (not just balloons).

Belgian Balloon Register - Showing most of the balloons to have been registered in Belgium.
Turkish Balloon Register - At this website, you will find all balloons, which are, or have been registered in the Turkish Civil Aircraft Register.
Dutch Balloon Register - Listing almost all balloons that have been registered in the Netherlands.
German Balloon Database - Database of balloons owned or operated in Germany.
Exclusive Ballooning - Exclusive Ballooning is Europe’s leading aerial marketing specialist. They operate Europe's most prestigious hot air balloons and also operate in more countries than any other UK operator.
Oxford Promotions Ltd - Oxford Promotions Ltd. is a hot air balloon company specializing in special shape balloons.
They fly their special shape balloons all around the world at international ballooning events, advertising for major sponsors. They also do a lot of events in the USA.
Frank Prell is the owner, creator & chief pilot for all the balloons. Marc Howard is the Promotions Director and Crew Chief for all the balloons. He also designs all the balloon pins manufactured by Oxford. - A company specialising in "activity experiences" including hot air balloon flights & rides from many locations around the UK. 
4-flight Balloon Club -  General info on ballooning -
UK Ballooning Directory - Free listing of all UK balloon rides - -  Hot air balloon experiences from the major UK suppliers with price comparison and location maps.
Fotosearch - Stock images of hot air balloons. 
Easy Balloons
We are primarily an EASA Part M Subpart F & G Continuing Airworthiness Maintenance Organisation (CAMO). We aim to make life for both Commercial and Private Balloonists alike, simpler, a bit more affordable and enjoyable (as ever much as EASA legislation can be).
Icicle Meet - Website of the annual international Icicle Balloon Meet, held each January at Warren Farm, Savernake Forest, Marlborough, Wilts.
Bristol Balloon Fiesta - Website of the Bristol Balloon Fiesta
Northampton Balloon Festival - Website of the Northampton Balloon Festival
Balloon Calendar - Exclusive Ballooning produce an excellent events calendar for both the UK & Europe.
Ultramagic Balloons -
Lindstrand Hot Air Balloons -