G-BAVU

Type: Cameron A-105

Serial No: 66

First flown: 18/6/73,Cirencester Park, Gloucestshire

Notes: This was the inside envelope of a solar balloon. In June 1974, it performed the first flight of a solar balloon at Cirencester. On 22nd August 1981 it completed the first solar crossing of the English Channel. A second envelope with the S/n 88 was the outside envelope and was transparent.

Credit: Richard Hands/BBM&L

History

11 April 1973

JD Michaelis

5 January 1984

Certificate of Airworthiness expired

29 October 2001

Cancelled by the CAA

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