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Posted 29.08.2014

Built Jan 2002

Envelope:  Kavanagh E-180 with HTN 90 top (391 hrs) has never exceeded   9  Persons on board.

Basket:  Kavanagh T Partition Basket (670 hrs) still very straight with no lean.  (3) 

Tanks: 3off 82 L cylinders = 2 master and 1 slave

Burner:  Kavanagh double burner.

Asking price: Open to offers, will consider swap or trade for smaller balloon.

Contact:  David Barrow

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Updated 13.05.2017

  • TTIS is 188:35
  • Manufactured 2003
  • 68,800CuFt (1950 Cubic M)
  • 12 Gore
  • Regular Parachute, no rotation vents.
  • Weight: 86kg
  • MTOW: 750kg
  • Can be supplied with 3 point or 4 point cable assembly to suit all baskets

Price: $6500

The envelope is in excellent condition and with Pilot +1 the fuel burn rate is around 0.65L/m.

The envelope is able to be flown over any commercially available basket/burner/tanks combo which has a current annual. The aircraft will be sold with all build documentation and full maintenance manual which allows it to be maintained by any MA holder.

Please contact me for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 0459 847 846 - Adam Barrow.

Baskets with Burners

None at present


None at present


None at present


None at present


Inflation Fans for Sale

Listed 22.12.16

USA built / 5.5hp / adjustable tilt / small and compact = $550 each.

Also have a smaller 5.0 hp available at $500.

Suitable for small sport balloons up to 77.

Contact Ronald Kent via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Located about 1hr away from Melbourne.




I am after a 3.5 or 5hp inflation fan. The 11hp one that I have is just too big for my hoppers.

Steve Griffin

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Positions Vacant

COMMERCIAL BALLOON PILOT WANTEDCairns Hot Air Balloon Company logo

Updated 10 May 2017

Raging Thunder Balloon Adventures Pty Ltd (trading as Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co. AOC 520686) are offering the opportunity of a lifetime - to live and work in tropical Far North Queensland for Australia’s largest adventure company!

Mareeba township is a short drive from Cairns and boasts some of the most reliable weather conditions in Australia for balloon operations. We have the capacity to carry 150+ people per day and with Mareeba renowned for having 300 sunny days a year, this creates the perfect opportunity to accrue experience and flying hours in large balloons. With the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest at your doorstep you can achieve the perfect work/life balance here in tropical paradise.

Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co. is part of Skydive the Beach Group Limited, Australia’s only ASX listed adventure tourism company (ASX:SKB). Safety is paramount to our operations here at Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co., therefore we are asking for applications from only those with licensed commercial experience. In order to be considered for this role you must hold a Class 2 (Post September 2014) or Class 4 rating (Pre September 2014) or Class 3 rating with the hours required to obtain Class 4 (Pre September 2014). Experience in balloons 350,000 cu ft and above would be a distinct advantage, as would experience as a Maintenance Authority Holder. We are also interested in 260,000 cu ft and above rated / experienced Pilots looking to progress to larger balloons.

We hold ourselves to the highest commitment to safety, and require strict compliance with a comprehensive Drug & Alcohol Management Plan from all of our employees.

We're looking for the right candidate for this position, which means contract and package arrangements are open to negotiation. Contact us today to discuss your new career and lifestyle!

Chief Pilot Steve Hawke

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Mail: PO Box 1825,
Mareeba QLD 4880.




Now in stock at the ABF National Office.

This is an English book and although it is written for the UK there is a lot in it of value to Student Pilots and others, in Australia.

Whilst it is not essential to have a copy to obtain your PPC it is a very useful text for all pilots and those interested in the practical side of ballooning.

You may purchase a copy from the ABF at a total cost for members of $44 Post Paid. You may use a credit card or direct transfer to the ABF Bank Account, details below:-

Bank  - Commonwealth bank of Australia - Curtin, ACT Branch
Account Name  - Australian Ballooning Federation Inc
BSB Number - 062 905
Account Number - 0013 5152

Make sure you identify who the payment is from and if you can fit it in what it is for (or send us a copy of the receipt from your bank, fax or PDF are fine.)

Contact the ABF Administrator for more information about ordering this book (refer to the Contact page for details).




Posted 28.04.2014

Precision CAD drafted in a range of sizes and designs on transparent film. A4 sheet. Great mapping tool for both pilots and retrieve crew.

Design CR1 (below) has 1 x 18 cm dia. and 2 x 8cm dia. Roses. $5 per sheet + post.

Design CR2 (below) 6 x 8cm dia. and 2 x 6cm dia. Roses. $5 per sheet + post.

Contact: Les Springett
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m: 0429 201 749

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