Name: Bristol Belle
Type: Brighton 65
Serial number: MAB 1
First flown: 9/7/67 Weston-on-the-Green, Oxon
Notes: Bristol Belle was the first modern hot-air balloon, built in the United Kingdom by Don Cameron, Mark Westwood, Bill Malpas, Giles Bulmer. Charles Meizl, Malcolm Brighton and Tom Sage. The envelope was finished at Vacuum Relex Ltd. In Essex and later modified by RFd-GQ Ltd. Of Woking 29/11/70 Flew to Malta from the deck of HMS Ark Royal.
Credit: Richard Hands, BBM&L

17 August 1967
Wiliam (Bill).E. Malpas, t/a The Hot Air Group

30 May 1974
Terry.A. Adams

11 August 1981
Cancelled as withdrawn from use

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