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Balloons

ZK-FBI (KAVANAGH E-180)

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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VH-PYQ (Experimental 60)VH-PYQ Nigel Flynn

Posted 25.06.2017 (Updated 16.08.2017 to remove incorrect build date)

Deramacourt 60 balloon system. Amateur built Experimental produced in 2009. There are six balloons of this design flying in Australia.

More information and photos available from Nigel.

Envelope: TTIS: 57 hours. Made of USA Westmark 68gm poly coated nylon, 16gore, standard parachute deflation, turning vent, Nomex bottom panel and scoop.

Basket: 1.1 mt sq wicker basket with marine ply floor.

Tanks: 2 x 55lt Mytton cylinders, with new 10yr inspection.

Burner: Cameron single shadow burner mounted on Cameron pneumatic adjustable height frame.

Fan: 6.5 hp fan with 3 blade prop.

Trailer: Fully covered, braked trailer to accommodate all of the above equipment.

Additional Items: 2 seat chariot, that uses the same burner and cylinder system. Bonnano quick release.

Asking price:  $15,000

Contact: Nigel Flynn - 0408 500 774 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

 


Envelopes

VH-OME (ENVELOPE ONLY) EXPERIMENTAL

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

VH-SDY-AerialBasketViewComplete bottom end from VH-SDY

Updated 04.08.2017

Complete bottom end of Kavanagh D-84 VH-SDY ( Serendipity) for sale. Could suit student pilot.

Includes basket (serial no BA 019), twin burner (KBS BU020), Honda 5HP GX140 inflator fan & vinyl fan cover, four Worthington tanks, trailor (Vic Rego D89-096) with removable enclosed top & Kavanagh vinyl basket cover.

Annual required on all gear incl. burner hoses and 10 yearly required on gas bottles. Log book available.

All items in VG condition for age.

Selling as is, all items together $4,500 ONO.

Located at The Basin, VIC 3154.

Contact Jenny Burgess on 0418 513 835 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Baskets

Basket View 1Antique Balloon Basket (Melbourne)

Updated 31.10.2017

Antique balloon basket for sale in Melbourne

Size is 1350H x 1400W x 700D

Selling for $1,200.

Located at The Basin, VIC 3154.

Contact Mark Lester on 0438 506 554

Basket View 2 Basket View 3

Burners

None at present


Tanks

None at present

Fans

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.

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Wanted

WANTED: 3.5 OR 5HP FAN

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

Class 1 Commercial Balloon Pilot Special OfferCairns Hot Air Balloon Company logo

Posted: 24 June 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!

In addition to our Commercial Balloon Pilot vacancy currently listed on the ABF website (see below),we have an exciting opportunity for any Commercial balloon pilot Class 1 (Post or Pre September 2014).

We are offering an opportunity for a Class 1 Commercially Licenced Pilot endorsed on up to & including 120,000 cu ft balloons to join our comprehensive in-house pilot training program, allowing you to advance your flying career by moving through the Class Ratings into flying the larger balloons, up to 450,000 cu ft. We will sponsor your advance from 120,000 cu ft into the 260,000 cu ft and above by providing you the opportunity to accumulate your Charter hours in our operation.

The position on offer is for a long-term commitment of 4 years plus, and we encourage any candidate who feels they are suitable to meeting the criteria above to our Chief Pilot, Steve Hawke.

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, and have an attractive salary package on offer. 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.

 


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.

 


Books

"THE BALLOONING MANUAL" 
BY BOB & CAROL HOWES 

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).

 

Accessories

SELF-ADHESIVE COMPASS ROSES

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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