Last Friday, thanks to the generosity of Gerald Bartram, Aerobility took delivery of its first Hot Air Balloon. This top end, or envelope, is an Ultramagic H-77, with a capacity of 77,000 cu ft. registered G-BXPT. Before donating to Aerobility, Gerald had rotation vents fitted, which will make the Balloon ideal for training would be balloon pilots using the ‘duo chair’ system.
We hope to commence training in the spring, but before this, we will need to finance and purchase the duo chair and appropriate insurance. Our immediate fundraising effort will be for an estimated £4,000. If anyone with an interest in ballooning for disabled people would like to get involved in fundraising for this exciting project, please contact Operation Manager Brian Catchpoole at Blackbushe and between us we can make this a reality.