Balloon Repair Station

Welcome 29.01.2018

Crikey, done it. Been trying hard to ensure that we keep up to date with the site in 2018. So far so good then. A very big hello if you have just dropped by and a warm welcome to our webbywotsit. We are really a Continued Airworthiness Organisation looking after hot air balloons but obviously do, like our patrons, have other interests so, in the main articles and news you will find a wealth of diversity! Traditionally January is quiet time for us with the ground wet to water-logged and many balloonists venturing abroad to both hot and cold climes so until the end of February we will be open Wednesday to Friday but if its an emergency or urgent please drop an email to chris@easyballoons.co.uk. [more…]

Balloon Meets»

Keith and Jeff’s Big Adventure – the Channel Crossing

Probably one of the greatest adventures you can have in ballooning is to leave this fair isle using the wind currents and arrive on foreign soil. The Channel isn’t that wide and thus France not that far but crossing it requires a lot of careful planning and preparation. To run an event that looks to […]

Ballooning»

The Day I Flew inside Liverpool Cathedral – Robin Batchelor

In our very late December News we reported on the trial inflation of a balloon inside Liverpool Cathedral. The inception and instigation of this wonderful happening was all due to the efforts of dear old Birdman Batchelor and here is his story of what happened come the day the event proper took place. Images courtesy […]

Cloudhoppers»

Hopping with dinosaurs

Spurred on by a desire to discover when I first flew a Cloudhopper I have found a couple of my missing logbooks whilst sorting out old OS maps and, co-incidently, following a visit to the re-opening of the Oxford University Natural History Museum talk swung to a rather magical and, on the face of it, […]

Easy Balloons»

Welcome 29.01.2018

Crikey, done it. Been trying hard to ensure that we keep up to date with the site in 2018. So far so good then. A very big hello if you have just dropped by and a warm welcome to our webbywotsit. We are really a Continued Airworthiness Organisation looking after hot air balloons but obviously do, like our patrons, have other interests so, in the main articles and news you will find a wealth of diversity! Traditionally January is quiet time for us with the ground wet to water-logged and many balloonists venturing abroad to both hot and cold climes so until the end of February we will be open Wednesday to Friday but if its an emergency or urgent please drop an email to chris@easyballoons.co.uk. [more…]

General»

News Update 25.09.17 – Ultramagic Service Bulletins

Ultramagic Service Bulletins SB 01/07 and SB 02/17 The latest batch of Flight Manual Supplement updates from Ultramagic also includes two Service Bulletins. SB01/17 and SB02/17, both were issued on 19 September 2017. SB01/07 concerns Vincke liquid fuel hoses in both three eighth (marked 1106 on the hose) and half inch (marked 1108 on the […]

News»

News 29.01.18

~ CAA Vacancy Posted
~ Events page updated
~ Egyptian Balloon Accident
~ Ryanair luggage ‘rules’ change and beware check-in rules!
~ Sperrins Balloon Meet 20th Anniversary
~ Legs Eleven – Grass Roots on the move
~ Barry’s balloon for sale – Bargain
~ Rumour Control – Homebuilt Meet
~ 2018 British Balloon & Airship club Instructor days announced
~ Next Fire & First Aid 9th March – Tips and Hints
~ CAA Open Day – Tuesday 6 February
~ Santa’s Silver Surfer
~ Adopt a plane

Old & Rusty»

Going to five – The return of the Mighty Dynatron

Been awhile since the Mighty Dynatron stood down to be replaced temporarily by a rather minted Technics system that came in boxes from the Charity Shop. Well, true to say it was quite swish, but didn’t have the soul or warmth of the Queen’s machine and finally, with the approach of Christmas, I figured it […]

Projects»

Re-kindling the Flames – a ripping yarn

Now before you go thinking that this should have come out before the article on the Joe Philp Fun Day, it should, but couldn’t as the whole thing was top secret. Visitors to the workshop were sworn to secrecy if they twigged what was being mended. Now the event is over we can finally release […]

Random»

The Great Ridgeway Amble Part1 – Avebury or Bust

The Ridgeway is arguably the oldest road in Britain, well, being  local, we reckon the Icknield Way is more likely! I have lived with both all me life as they run through Wendover. They are one of the same (nearly). Step out the Swan’s front door and you are walking on them. Ancient history underfoot. […]

Technical»

News Update 14.03.16

Lindstrand Jetstream Burner: Service Bulletin SB23, Revision 2. Following on from the issue of Cameron Service Bulletin SB23, and the results of the report on wear to the affected parts, EASA have deemed it a textbook “potential for an unsafe condition” and an EASA Airworthiness Directive may possibly follow. Cameron SB23 Revision 2 is split […]