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Guide to CBL, T&C, LBL, Sky & Colt Fuel Gauges.

May 1, 2020

Now here’s a thing. During the Corrie meltdown Bishy of Zebedee fame decided that a Biffa out of his ram-jammed full barn would be a good starting point for something to do. His missus Elaine loved the idea as it got him out the house and Celia thought it divine as a load of old… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

Keeping your Hippy Hop Tippity Top – Lindstrand hopper burners

Having inspected and maintained Lindstrand hoppers ever since they first came out in the mid-90s it is actually not really surprising that we reckon we may have come across most of their foibles, not that they have many, and how a few minutes devoted to them, now’n again, will keep them in tippity top condition…. Read More ›

Inspectoring Newsy 22.01.16. Lindstrand burners

Cameron SB23 Lindstrand valve stem modification – Updated 04.03.18. Please note that this SB has gone to SB23 Rev 2 part of which is a Highly Recommended annual/100hr strip and inspection of the affected parts. If this ever becomes an EASA Airworthiness Directive it will make replacing the stems preferable to the cost of an… Read More ›

Responding to the EASA NPA on Part ML – Closes 9th Oct 2015

This is pretty much the last chance to change, amend or clarify EASA’s proposals to simplify the lot of the General Aviation pilot and their aircraft. There is a myriad of abbreviations that no-one outside the game has a clue what they mean but the bottom line is that not only would it be nice… Read More ›

New Inspectors added!

Guide to Inspecting Burners

Guide to Inspecting Burners Last update 26.01.2015 This guide is designed to assist with the general inspection of hot air balloon burners and highlights a number of areas where special care and attention needs to be taken. In all cases the Manufacturers’ latest Maintenance Manual and Inspection Schedule must be used when inspecting them and… Read More ›

Expecting the Unexpected – Notes for Inspectors 29.11.14

Welcome to the first of what may become a regular item on the website. Many years ago we started a thing called Inspectors Info, the copies of which I think may still be available on the BBAC website and is still issued occasionally by the BBAC Technical Office under the fine auspices of Graham Hallett,… Read More ›

Airworthiness Bulletin 06.01.14

Ultramagic got under the radar with a sneaky update on their TCDS BA.014 which went from Issue 16 to Issue 17 on 20/12/13. The changes are mainly to Section 9 Series B, 9.1 General and 9.2 Burner and baskets for Z-models. Section 10 Notes, contains changes to Note 5 Use of external cylinders on baskets… Read More ›

News Update 19.09.13. – Lindstrand Flight Manual update

Lindstrand’s Flight Manual has jumped from 1.42 to 1.44. For some reason associated with a cranky website problem it didn’t get published nor has a notification been sent. I must admit I thought we’d updated to 43 at least, however, maybe not. Apologies. Changes are addition LBL Triangle in the Special Shape Supplement 1, Changes… Read More ›