Welcome to Easy Balloons 01.05.12
So, in Merry England and the rest of Great Britain it is still raining and has been ever since a drought was declared and hosepipe ban instigated by our trusted Government! Flying has been a bit hit and miss to say the least. Anyway, any road down a cul-de-sac, we are still merry, spurred on by the latest brilliant achievement of BBAC President Anthony Smith who has never been to our workshop for tea preferring to cross the Atlantic by raft. Robin Batchelor has been running the HQ and a brilliant website following Anthony’s adventure and finally, on Saturday 30.04.12, he realised his dream and actually made landfall on Eleuthera in the Bahamas on the very spot he had hoped to. See the Newsy bit for more details or check out http://gasballoon.com/antiki/?p=2211. To Anthony and his team, our most heartfelt congratulations. We’ve already drunk to your good health!
Onto more mundane matters, mainly the weather and the fact my horse is still in foal with daughter Mary camping in Frank the Lorry! A visit by the BBM&L Mug for its MOT is likely to be postponed again and the test inflation and test flights of a few balloons once again put on hold. Still, it can’t rain for all of May as well, so chins up. I’m sure its nice somewhere, probably Ireland!!! On the story front there is a nice little article by Wendy Tyrell on the other side of tethering at the Marathon. As for the official bit……..
We are primarily an EASA Part M Subpart F & G Continuing Airworthiness Maintenance Organisation (CAMO) based in the glorious Chiltern Hills, just where HS2 comes storming out of the tunnel from London, specialising in the Maintenance and the Continuing Airworthiness of Hot Air Balloons. 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). To remain sane we do have, and positively encourage, other interests so please have a look around the site as we are adding stuff all (well not quite all) the time.