Welcome to the UK Balloon Register g-dash.co.uk.  This website details most of the balloons to appear on the UK civil aircraft register. I have tried to make these pages simpler to search than the old site, hopefully you agree.  I am still missing quite a few UK balloons so if you have any photos of balloons not featured in these pages please get in touch, i'd love to add them to the site.



Recently, i have decided to introduce a "Non-UK" section to the site.  These additional pages are not intended to be definitive listings of balloons from the rest of the world, they are just examples of some of the balloons i've been lucky enough to see on my travels.



My thanks must go to the many photographers, enthusiasts and owners who have contributed photographs to the site, without you this would not have been possible.  All photos on this site are copyright G Bann or of the various photographers listed and should not be used without prior permission in writing from me. I don't know the photographers for a small number of the photos used here, if they are yours, please let me know and i'll either add a copyright in your name or i'll remove the image.



To give me an idea of who's been visiting me here or if you just want to tell me what you think of the site, please leave me a message on the UK Balloon Register Facebook page.  



This site is dedicated to the memory of Michael Clarke, who contributed so many photographs to these pages.



Over 3000 photos of UK registered balloons on the site!

As at 5th September 2020 there are 3,491 UK registered balloon photos on this site (& 1 caravan!).



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2 new balloons, noted at the Icicle Meet (4th Jan)

G-CLGB & G-CLJL - Both thanks to me :-)


Long time since I actually saw any new balloons, but here are 3 thanks to Bob Garnett (4th Apr)



Taken at Woodford Airshow back in 1966 is this Hawker Siddeley balloon (9th April)

G-ATWM - Thanks to Paul Haigh


One more addition today, taken back at Longleat last summer. (17th April)

G-DUMA - Thanks to Bob Garnett


Lovely shot of "Hocus Pocus, a Lindstrand LBL Series 2-80 (27th April)

G-HCUS Thanks to Dave Such / Andreas van den Berg


Two gas balloons from the early 1970's added this evening (5th July)



Now that Covid restrictions are being eased, new balloons are out and about. Thanks to the photographers mentioned below for these 5 additions (5th Sept)

G-CKKO (Keith Sowter), G-CLKC (Ian Grove), G-CLNX, G-CLNY & G-RNDE (Kubicek Balloons UK)




Happy New Year!  - This year's first addition is from the Epiphany Meet, in Mondovi (5th Jan)

G-CKTU - Thanks to Trev Read


2 Additions from the Saturday inflation at the Icicle Meet (5th Jan)

G-MOUZ & G-MUSM - thanks to me!


Two extra balloons added today (1st Feb)

G-BYZV (Mark Stelling) & G-PAWW (Trev Read) - Thanks to both photographers


One "Royalty Free" image of an airship added (5th Feb)



One additional airship photo added (6th Feb)



7 New additions tonight, 1 tethered balloon and 6 Models (22nd Feb)

G-CCYF, G-BHLJ, G-BINU, G-BINZ, G-BJGM, G-FYFH, G-FYGM - All thanks to Derek Heley


2 New addition today (25th Feb)

G-DBAT - Thanks to Derek Heley & G-PIXE Thanks to David McCutcheon


1 New Passenger Carrier added today. (27th Feb)

G-VBFZ - Thanks to Steve Knight


1 new airship added this evening (20th Mar)

G-ZEPP - Thanks to Oscar Dragt


1 great UltraMagic Racer photo added tonight (28th Mar)

G-CJCE - Thanks to Glenn Board


2 newly registered balloons added to the site this evening (23rd April)

G-CLBD Thanks to Dan Whitelock & G-CLCR Thanks to Kevin Boon 


3 additions from the Midlands Air Festival (20th May)

G-BXVW, G-CKVE & G-PNAD - all my own work!


1 very Colourful Kubicek Racer added today (23rd July)

G-CKYW - Thanks to Kubicek Balloons UK https://www.kubicekballoons.net


3 UK balloons missing from the site were noted at the GEMAB event in Chambley (13th Aug)

G-CLCC, G-KENL & G-SIXP - all thanks to me.


2 Additions, including 1 airship (20th Sept)

G-HSTH (no artwork) & G-STVL - Both thanks to Richard Gahan


1 New addition today, based in Belgium (21st Sept)

G-CLGV - Thanks to Christoff Deyaert


10 balloons noted at the Exclusive Cup this year (21st Sept)

G-BVOP, CLBK, CLBP, CLDJ, CLGK, CLGP, CLHS, IMCH, JIMA & XBXX - all thanks to Vince Horan


2 Swedish based hoppers added this evening (19th Oct)

G-BNZN, G-CLFF - both with thanks to Per Lesser




3 additions from the Icicle Meet (6th Jan)

G-CIWY, G-CSEE & G-DONK - all my own work.


From the early 1980's when they flooded the register, 4 model balloons are now on the site (4th Feb)



3 additions taken in 1983 (6th Feb)

G-BKBD, G-BKPN G-GEUP - All showing original artwork


5 More memories from the early 1980s (11th Feb)

G-BEXV, G-BHCU, G-BHGU (model), G-BIAZ & G-LENS (original artwork)


Photos of Model balloons are hard to find so today's addition is extremely welcome. (17th March)

G-BHRU - thanks to Ray Shortall


Nice shot of one of the new Lindstrand Airships (17th April)

G-NORG - Thanks to Trev Read


Three balloons that are no longer on the UK register added this evening (20th April)

G-BWNW, G-BXAD, G-BXVF - all thanks to Malcom White


Attractive Lindstrand 90 added this evening (24th April)

G-DUNS - Thanks to Andy Martin


Three additions from the rain affected BBML Inflation Day (28th April)

G-BBCB, G-BFLP plus G-BMHJ (artwork removed) - all thanks to me


6 additions this evening (8th June)

G-BZEY, G-CISL - thanks to Jan Vermeulen, G-OCGD - Thanks to Keith Harbor & G-OFBT - Thanks to Fairview Balloon Team, G-BLCH (new envelope), G-CKMN - Thanks to Richard Tregear


4 Additions from the Midland Air Festival (9th June)

G-CJIL, G-CKPR, G-CKTW, G-ODRT - all my own work.


4 New balloons added to the site tonight, 3 from the recent Bedale meet (18th June)

G-BLCY, G-CGFO, G-CIWW & G-CJWY - all thanks to Bob Garnett


3 More additions this evening (25th June)

G-HAZD - A Clarke, G-VBAL - Paul Wade & G-VBAW - Bob Garnett


5 Belgian based balloons added (9th July)

G-CKDT - Thanks to Christof Deyaert, G-CIJM, G-CJWH, G-CKGI & G-CKWY - Thanks to Kevin Boon


10 Additions from this year's Sagrantino Cup in Italy (4th Aug)

G-CBPW (New Artwork), G-CISJ, G-CJXK, G-CKHJ, G-CKXE, G-CKXR, G-CLBH, G-RAYO (New Artwork), G-ROSK & G-SEBS - All my own work.


4 more new balloons normally located in Europe (18th Aug)

G-CKHU (Christoff Deyaert), G-CKXH, G-CKXK & G-KENR (all Kevin Boon)


5 additions from this year's Bristol Balloon Fiesta (21st Aug)

G-CJXI (Bob Garnett), G-CIUA, G-CKTG, G-CKXA & G-OPAW (Fay Shepherd)


2 new photos taken at Wisborough Green (2nd Sept)

G-BZXO (Changed artwork), G-CKBP - Both thanks to me.


21 new balloon photos, all taken at the Exclusive Cup, Longleat (17th Sept)

G-CBEJ, G-CJHV, G-CJYZ, G-CKIN (Changed Artwork), G-CKTV, G-CKUN, G-CKVI, G-CKWH, G-CKXG, G-CKYX, G-DAAY, G-HEAL, G-IAMP (Changed Artwork), G-ICOR, G-MOJI, G-OAAM (Changed Artwork), G-OASI, G-RECL, G-SATI, G-TIBF & G-WESS (All my own work!)


1 Addition from the Irish National Championships in Birr (26th Sept)

G-BYMW (2) - Thanks to Trev Read


5 new additionas from the Annex 2 meet in Riseley (20th Oct)

G-CISC, G-CISD, G-CIWX, G-CKZJ & G-OHLV - All thanks to me.




Two more balloons added to the site this evening (5th Jan)

G-BYMG & G-CBAT (Original artwork) - both thanks to A Gibson


Three additions from the Saturday lift at the Icicle Meet (7th Jan)

G-BWTE (Different artwork), G-CJPG & G-JRLR - all my own work!


One new and one old added today (8th Jan)

G-AYZG (Bill Teasdale), G-CIXD (Trev Read)


Two new balloons seen at the recent meet in Mondovi (12th Jan)

G-CJGA & G-FEED (Ian Grove)


One new addition this evening (29th Jan)

G-CIGK (Phill Miller)


1 new Lindstrand "Hi-Flyer" added (9th Feb)

G-CIYR (UK Balloon Register)


Brand new balloon noted in Bristol(19th Feb)

G-GAGE many thanks to Liam Whitelock for the photo


Seven more balloons have been added this evening (21st Feb)

G-BHXO, G-BIIG (artwork), G-BMYN (artwork), G-BNHP (model), G-BROL (artwork), G-BUTS & G-BWBL all thanks to A Gibson


5 additions this evening, all from the Cross Channel flight (7th April)

G-CJIG, G-CJKI, G-CJXD, G-DMES (New design) & G-TLMA - All my own work!


3 more for the site today (9th April)

G-BPCG (Bill Teasdale), G-CJUO (Kevin Boon) & G-VBAR (Bob Garnett) - thanks to all.


A patriotic rides balloon noted in Kent added today (21st April)

G-CDRN thanks to Alex Williamson


4 new hoppers added to the site this evening (22nd April)

G-CIWZ, G-CJOI, G-CJSY & G-CJYJ all thanks to Steve Roake


1 new hopper noted at the St Georges meeting in Abingdon and 3 new balloons seen at the London Marathon (23rd April)

G-CJIX - my photo, G-CIXR, G-CIXU & G-CKFZ - all Steve Roake


First update for ages!  18 new balloons added (11th Sept)

G-CIGL, G-OTCT, G-POMP (All James Burrows), G-PRAY (Gareth Bufton via Trinity Balloons), G-CJKH, G-CKIN, G-OLCY, G-OWLL (All Keith Sowter) & G-CJRK, G-CJRO, G-CJXJ, G-CKBJ, G-CKCC, G-CKEG, G-CKFI, G-NFVB, G-OWLY, G-VGFS (All Fay Shepherd) - Thanks to the photographers named.


3 More balloons added this evening (12th Sept)

G-CXCX (3) - Thanks to Fay Shepherd, G-TADS - Thanks to Keith Sowter, G-VALZ - Thanks to Wayne Trigg


18 Additions, all from the Exclusive Cup at Longleat (17th Sept)

G-CGFN, G-CJIK, G-CJLT, G-CJVH, G-CJVN, G-CJXE, G-CJYM, G-CKIT, G-CKJT, G-EHEH, G-GBBT (changed artwork), G-HBEE, G-HTEK, G-HUKS, G-OCTS (changed artwork), G-OURT & G-WINZ - all my own work. G-CJJC - Bob Garnett


3 Great Photos from David Head added this evening (10th Nov)

G-BHSP, G-BPDF - Original Artwork, G-BHXE


1 Italian based new balloon added this evening and 2 brand new hoppers. (11th Nov)

G-BYJX (Paul Dopson), G-CKAI (Ron Griffin), G-CKSW (Simon Whatley)


Possibly the final addition this year, a rides balloon (18th Dec)

G-HIUP (David Griffiths)


Definitely the final addition of the year, a Cameron O-56 (28th Dec)

G-CIZE (Paul Spellward)


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