Hot-Air Balloons from the Museum collection to be inflated

G-OLLIThe British Balloon Museum & Library are hoping to inflate many of their collection of old balloons at Inflation Day on May 19th.

The BBM&L hold an Inflation Day every two years, it is always one of the most colourful events of any museum. A museum that displays its collections for one day every seven hundred days is unusual, but has to be seen to be believed. Special shapes, unusual logos and balloons which have broken records or flown in big films. A photographer’s dream.

Nearly 40 balloon pilots have registered to bring one or more of their old balloons to inflate as well. If the weather is kind on Saturday 19th May, it should be an amazingly colourful event. It is only £5 admission whether you are pilot, crew or an interested member of the public.

The list below has the registrations of the BBM&L balloons expected to be inflated on the 19th May.

Pilots briefing for Inflation is 09:00 at the BBM&L trailer.

G-BHKRG-AZER CAMERON O-42
G-BCGP GAZEBO AX-6
G-BEPO CAMERON N-77
G-BHKN COLT 14A CLOUDHOPPER
G-BHKR COLT 14A CLOUDHOPPER
G-BHRY COLT 56A
G-BHTG THUNDER AX6-56B
G-BIBZ THUNDER AX.3-17 CHARIOT
G-BLYT AIRTOUR AH.77
G-BSWY CAMERON N-77
G-BUSY THUNDER AX6-56A
G-BVBX CAMERON SS N-90M
G-BZFG SKY BALLOONS 105-24
G-CHUB COLT SS N-51 EXTINGUISHER
G-NBSI CAMERON N-77
G-ODAY CAMERON N-56
G-OLLI CAMERON SS O-31 GOLLY

There will be trade stands there as well, plus food and drink.

We hope everybody will enjoy the day.