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News update 10.04.17

Cameron Manuals - Updates published

The following documents have been issued or revised and are available on the Cameron Balloons website. If you are an Inspector then you may have already got this from Mr Graham but, in case you aren’t or haven’t, here we go……

Hot Air Balloon Flight Manual, Issue 10 has gone to revision 14. This revision has revised the applicability of the Flight Manual to include Lindstrand envelopes. This means that Camerons will no longer be updating the Lindstrand Flight Manual. Quite understandable. Lindstrand envelopes are now contained in supplement 8.46. Revision 14 also adds a Pilot Restraint Harness to the minimum equipment for baskets having a separate pilot compartment. Minimum equipment is something oft overlooked by many and advice should be given.

Maintenance Manual Supplement 7.41 has now been issued and is all about the Sofie Safire Burner, so clearly some are now in service.

Lindstrand Balloons Maintenance Manual Supplement No 6 gives alternative repair materials and has been updated to include burner and fuel system parts. Pretty straightforward.

The Sky Flight Manual has been updated to revision 11, which adds the aforementioned Pilot Restraint Harness to the minimum equipment for baskets having a separate pilot compartment.

Cameron Service Letter 3 has been issued, the notification of the Rotax Alert Service Bulletin. It is only relevant to airship owners/operators Rotax being an engine what balloons don’t, or rather should not,have! Very simply put by Mr Boxall at Cameron Balloons Ltd, ‘It seems that Rotax carburettor floats have started sinking’. Not good!

Details from www.cameronballoons.co.uk

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