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 6th February 2019 there are 3,439 UK registered balloon photos on this site (& 1 caravan!).



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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)





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)



First 2 additions for 2016 (7th January)

G-BSUV & G-PICO thanks to Alistair Ness via Mark Stelling


4 New Images added (21st January)

G-BVUE, G-DANG, G-639, & BAPC-258 all copyright A Gibson


Another 4 images including 3 special shapes (18th February)

G-BVRO, G-BWRK, G-BWSY & G-OOUT all copyright A Gibson


1 further Special Shape balloon added tonight (16th March)

G-PERS copyright A Gibson


3 Balloons added from the BBM&L Inflation Day (12th June)



3 new additions this evening (18th June)

G-CHXN - Thanks to Kevin Boon & G-JEMS - Thanks to James McDonald & G-VBAO - Thanks to Liam Whitelock


4 New balloons noted at the Ricoh Cross London Flight (19th June)

G-KLTB, G-LEAT, G-OPER & G-SCFC - All my own work!


4 more UK balloons added today (9th July)

G-CGTY (MJ Ballooning), G-CIRX, G-CIZM (both Dan Whitelock) & G-CIWE (Trev Read)


3 Additions to the site today (17th July)

G-CJES (Kevin Boon), G-OINT (mine from the Cross London flight) & the gondola from G-TOPG (mine)


1 Addition today (6th August)

First time out of it's Cardington hangar is G-PHRG Airlander 10 Airship


7 Additions today (1st September)

G-CJCS (Bob Garnett) and G-CIKC, G-CIUB, G-CJEI, G-CJGO, G-CJIH, G-PIGZ all taken by me at the 2016 Bristol Balloon Fiesta


1 addition from Warstein (12th September)

G-OIIY - thanks to me!


2 new(ish) balloons added to the site this evening (21st September)

G-CEMV & G-CICO - both thanks to Trev Read


6 Additions to the site today (12th November)

G-AWJC, G-BHMJ (model), G-BWOO, G-BWYV & G-BZNV - A Gibson and G-CCEO - Me


1 New Virgin passenger carrier added (14th November)

G-VBAP - Thanks to Bob Garnett


1 model balloon added this evening (10th December)

G-BEAR - A Gibson


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