2012 BBM&L Inflation Day – register now

BBM&L balloons

The British Balloon Museum & Library (BBM&L) hold an Inflation Day every two years to inflate balloons from their collection. The event is at Lakeside Lodge, Pidley.

Due to the Boughton House events planned for the 19/20 May being cancelled, the ‘knock-on’ effect of Inflation Weekend at Boughton was also cancelled. This is an unfortunate circumstance but beyond my control. However the good news is that David Hopkins from Pidley near Huntingdon (where the 2010 event took place) has agreed the event can take place at PIDLEY over the same weekend.

Inflation will be held on Saturday 19th May, with the Chiltern Region balloon club, who will be holding their Maypole Event in conjunction with Inflation, but taking responsibility for the free flying which will be available over the whole weekend, subject to the weather of course!

The one day event gives the Museum an opportunity to give an airing to some of its unique collection of balloon envelopes, and a chance for Friends of the museum, members of LAASi, and all balloon enthusiasts to enjoy a superb event at Lakeside, Pidley.

A challenge has been set to get as many Airtour Balloons inflated together as possible, and to give some of the Museum’s hopper balloons (one man balloons) an airing – others are encouraged to join in. All balloons are welcome to the event regardless of age, but ones over 12 years old will qualify for prizes!

Advance registration is essential for pilots attending with balloons. To register, download the Registration Form – or register online.

Lakeside does have accommodation for those that wish it, click on the link below

Lakeside Lodge Golf Centre
Fen Road
PE28 3DF

The event is sponsored by LAASi and admission is £5 for everybody. No free admission as was stated earlier.