The BBM&L AGM and the Annual Luncheon was at the Mercure Elcot Hotel on Sunday 28th October 2018.
Our speaker this year was Rob Bayly and he was brilliant. He chose the top ten ‘Balloonatics’, of which our President Robin Batchelor was one. It was amusing, enthralling and informative. A great choice.
Rob qualified for his air hot air balloon pilot’s licence in 1987. Five years later he flew the Atlantic as co-pilot with Don Cameron of the British entry in the only transatlantic balloon race. He has flown the English Channel three times and has three times been winner of the Great British Long Jump distance competition. Extreme flights include across the Norwegian Arctic, Austrian Alps, Sri Lankan jungle and New Mexico desert. Rob holds a number of records and has flown in many countries including Russia, USA, Australia, Malaysia and UAE Dubai.
There were many people at the luncheon and the Museum raised many hundreds of pounds, thank you.