Name: Cumulonimbus

Type: Cameron A-140

Serial No: 45

First flown: 11/08/1972, Saltford, Avon

Notes: 221/8/72. First hot-air balloon crossing of the Alps
Registration F-BTVO was re-issued to Cameron balloons. C/n 138
Pictured here at the Worlds at Albuquerque in 1973 as G-AZUW
Photograph of this balloon was used for the BBAC logo, designed by Christopher Lewis-Smith
Donated to the BBM&L

Credit: Nick Burrows


Date unknown

Cancelled as sold to Kenya – 5Y-SIL

Date unknown

Air Libre SARL. Withdrawn from use.

21 May 1972

Cameron Balloons Ltd

7 June 1973

Cancelled as sold to France. F-WTVO

7 July 1973

Jean Costa de Beauregard as F-BTVO