G-AXVU

Name: Henry VIII

Type: Omega 84

Serial No: 9

First flown: 13/12/69 Radley, Oxon

Notes: On 12th July 1972, this balloon set a new British Altitude record of 28,000ft. 14th July Julian Nott took off from Llandinado, in Wales, to set a new World Altitude record of 35,971ft

Credit: Richard Hands/BBM&L

History

7 January 1970

Brede Balloons Ltd.

12 July 1972

Balloon set a new British Altitude Record of 28,000ft

14 July 1972

Balloon set a new World Altitude Record of 35,971ft

22 August 1989

Cancelled as withdrawn from use

G-INFO record