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Balloons

COMPLETE BALLOON D-77 VH-BNK

Posted 29.09.2014

Envelope Kavanagh D-77 VH-BNK, 230 hrs TTIS, Nomex bottom panel and scoop, Smart Vent + Rotation Vents, Colour Yellow, in very good conditions;

Basket Kavanagh 1.0x1.4m, very good conditions, (tie down rope with quick release, handing line, fire extinguisher INCLUDED);

Burner Kavanagh Double KBS-32;

Tanks 2x Kavanagh STPV 55L (masters), both padded and fitted with quick shut off valves, manifolded, next 10 years inspection due 2022;

1x Kavanagh tank STPV 82L (slave), padded and fitted with quick shut off valve, next 10 years inspection due 2023;

1x spare set of Kavanagh tank straps for additional 4th tank;

Next Annual inspection due APR 2015;

Fan Honda 5HP with new 2 blade wooden prop (Kavanagh);

Box Trailer 2 axis and hydraulic brakes, spare tyre;

PRICE: $19,000.00 (17,500.00 without trailer)

Comments: All current and in very good conditions, alwayshangared and well looked after. Great balloon to learn on or fly recreationally, very responsive and fun. Only reason I'm selling is that I'm flying a bigger balloon commercially and don't have much time to fly my beloved BNK. Currently hangared in Byron Bay, NSW. Inspections and test flight welcome!

Contact: 
Emiliano Cataldi - phone 0412 777 653 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


KAVANAGH E-180 ZK-FBI

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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NZ Balloon 3

CAMERON N65  ZK-RKB

Listed 25.08.2014

Envelope Yellow (Hyperlast) with simple coloured sunshine/hilltop graphic and orange nomex skirt.  In very good condition. 

Burners Double Cameron Mark 4 Super Burners in excellent condition

Tanks 4 Worthington 4E240 cylinders with straps and covers.  

Basket Raw hide trim on basket.   

Accessories

  • Drop line,
  • Cameron safety release and
  • Fuel cable included. 

Trailer Basket, envelope and inflation fan sit comfortably on a bespoke designed Briford Trailer with PVC trailer cover designed for perfect fit (including basket-only access for easy refuelling).

Airworthiness

An annual review of airworthiness/100hr check has just been completed successfully.   All equipment has been very well maintained and cared for, with annual review of airworthiness checks being carried out by Andy Nicholson, New-Zealand CAA approved LAME (Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer). 

History

The balloon was manufactured initially for tethered flights to promote a Children's Newspaper in Hong Kong (hence 3 Chinese characters on the envelope reading "Children's Daily").    

The balloon was then purchased by a Hong Kong based New Zealander, however was flown on New Zealand soil.  

The third and current owner has owned the balloon for 15 years.  The balloon has relatively low hours: 33.00 tethered hours and a flight time of 74.29 hours.    Can carry up to 3 people in the appropriate conditions. The current owner has had this balloon since 1998.   It is a great responsive balloon suited to either a novice or experienced Balloonist.

 

Reluctantly for sale for $NZ 25,000  

For genuine enquiries, please contact: Christine Parker

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Mobile: +64 21 167-7700 Home: +64 3 467-5508


CAMERON N77 “CUPID”

Listed 07.08.2014

Envelope

  • Built 2005
  • TTIS: 232 hours
  • Annual due: 21/11/14
  • Parachute, No rotation Vents

Basket Cameron 1.2m x 1m

Burner Cameron single Shadow

$10,000 for quick sale.

Please contact: John Allen

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Ph: 1300 555 711


Envelopes

VH-OME (ENVELOPE ONLY) EXPERIMENTAL

Listed 15.08.2013

  • TTIS is 188:35
  • Manufactured 2003
  • 68,800CuFt (1950 Cubic M)
  • 12 Gore
  • Regular Parachute, no rotation vents.
  • Fabric is Gelvenor LCN0273 (Silicone).
  • Weight: 86kg
  • MTOW: 750kg
  • 3 point of 4 point cable assembly to suit all baskets

Price: $6500

I have decided to sell this envelope to make way for a new balloon I am about to build. The envelope is in excellent condition and with Pilot +1 the fuel burn rate is around 0.65L/m. I am being particular about who the aircraft is sold to in light of its experimental certification.

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 0490 045 421 - Adam Barrow.

Baskets with Burners

THUNDER & COLT 77 BASKET AND C2 BURNERS 

Quick Sale at $1500

Contact: Darren Morgan 0438 385 259


Baskets

12 PERSON DOUBLE-T BASKET

Listed 05.08.13

12 Passenger, Double T Basket with burner frame

Offers Welcome

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for more information 

Clare Allen

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www.cloud9balloons.com.au

227B Annangrove Rd

Annangrove

NSW  2156

Ph: 1300 555 711

Direct Ph: +(61 2) 9679 2899

 


3 BASKETS FROM BALLOON ALOFT

Listed 24.04.12

6 passenger basket & burners = $3950 + GST

12 Passenger = $1500 + GST

16 Passenger = $5950 + GST

 

For further details and pictures please contact

Matthew Scaife General Manager BALLOON ALOFT

PO Box 62 Cessnock 2325 
Ph: 02 96929354 Mob: 0400 277348

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: www.balloonaloft.com

 

 


Burners

TWIN CAMERON SIROCCO BURNERS

Listed 19.05.15

Cameron Sirocco double burner and frame for 105.

160 hours and in excellent condition.

Make me an offer

Having a clear out of the shed, can't believe how much stuff I have collected.

Contact: Daren Pallet
02 4991 7533
Mobile 0439 766 441This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.winecountryballooning.com.au

Air Vistas Pty Ltd (ABN 42 140 586 858) trading as Wine Country Ballooning

 


Tanks

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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9HP 4 STROKE HONDA FAN

Listed 11.02.14

Stainless steel frame and wooden propeller.
Only used 5 times, as good as new. 
I received it only a few months ago. I need a smaller and lighter fan as a 9hp fan is too heavy and more than what I need for my balloon, (it is a 71). I am looking to either swap or sell it for a reasonable offer.
I'm happy to swap for a smaller fan in good condition, or will sell this for $3,000.

Contact Andrew Parker: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


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

COMMERCIAL BALLOON PILOT WANTEDragingthunder colour rgb

Listed 08 March 2017

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Commercial Balloon Pilot to join our Mareeba based Ballooning Operation.

Raging Thunder is the largest adventure company in Australia offering a range of thrill seeking, adventure filled activities in the heart of one of the largest tourist capitals in the world. We have a reputation for excellence, which has lead to the continuous expansion of our business over the last 30 years. Raging Thunder is now part of Skydive the Beach Group Limited, Australia’s only ASX listed adventure tourism company (ASX:SKB)

Raging Thunder Balloon Adventures is one of the larger Commercial Balloon Operators in the world, with the capacity to carry 150+ people per day with some of the most reliable flying weather conditions in Australia for balloon operations. This is your opportunity to make your mark on the industry with the ability to accrue experience and hours in large balloons, as Mareeba is re-known as the place to grow your balloon flying career.

You will spend your days seeing the joy on people’s faces as they float across the stunning and pristine views that the Mareeba valley and surrounding Tablelands region has to offer. Your ability to connect with people and make their experience unique and memorable will be a contributing factor to your success within this role. The Mareeba valley requires pilots with the experience in ‘target’ flying.

Due to the flexible nature of this position, contract and package arrangements will be open to negotiation for the right candidate. In order to be considered for the 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 hold ourselves to the highest commitment to safety, and require strict compliance with a comprehensive Drug & Alcohol Management Plan from all of our employees.

If you wish to be considered for this awesome opportunity please email your resume to

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Written applications can be posted to Stephen Hawke, PO Box 1825, Mareeba QLD 4880.

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential.

 


Deputy Chief Pilot WantedScenic Day Tours Logo

We are currently looking for an experienced Class 2 in the new system and class 4 in the previous rated pilot to join Queensland's largest and most awarded Day Touring Company. The position we are recruiting for is Deputy Chief Pilot reporting directly to the Chief, Steve Griffin.

You will be able to demonstrate a competency as a pilot in command but also professional, presentable and confident with our customers, resellers and the media. Also important is attitude, personality, and the ability to consistently get the job done without oversight and without sacrificing safety. A pilot who is entertaining, creative and personable, with outstanding flying skills in showing our guests the best professional ballooning can offer. Pilots licensed in maintenance is an added advantage and an attractive Salary package including company vehicle is available.

Our work is flying high above the beautiful Gold Coast Skyline, we truly are Queensland's premier ballooning company committed to delivery service excellence.All interested applicants please email your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Books

A PASSION FOR FLIGHT

Posted 21.05.2012

New Zealand Aviation before the Great War

Volume One: Ideas, first flight attempts

and the aeronauts 1868-1909

(and special early purchase offer *)

Volplane Press in association with the Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand is proud to announce publication of the first volume of Errol Martyn’s new trilogy - A PASSION FOR FLIGHT, a history of New Zealand aviation before the Great War of 1914-1918.

This definitive work presents for the first time a detailed record of all known New Zealand-related aeronautical activity of the long-neglected pioneering period of 1868-1914. The complete trilogy will undoubtedly become an indispensable first place of resource for historians, aviation enthusiasts and genealogists alike.

Book specifications: 185 x 245mm. Soft cover. ISBN 978-0-473-20387-0

* Special offer valid April-May 2012 only.

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"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 me a copy of the receipt from your bank, fax or PDF are fine.)

Dale Allen, National Administrator
Australian Ballooning Federation Inc
P O Box 402 Emerald Vic 3782
Tel (03) 5968 6533 Fax (03) 5968 6599

 

Accessories

BALLOON CROCKERY

Posted 14.10.2014

Bristile crockery, super vitrified Hotel china, made in Australia especially for a Hot Air Balloon restaurant.

Brand new and unused - most of this crockery has been stored in the original boxes never used - it has now all been unpacked and all pieces have been washed.

There are a few cups and mugs that have been used but are in excellent condition, no cracks, chips, scratches or marks on any crockery.

Location: Gatton Qld

Contact: Kathryn McCook 0410 540 135 (a href="mailto: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.

Stirling Ovals 8 1/2" - 90 pieces
Dinner Plates 9" - 60 pieces
Bowls 8" - 66 pieces
Oval Serving Platter 13" - 10 pieces
Coffee Mugs - 18 pieces
Tea Cups with saucers - 12 pieces
Tea Pot 4 cup - 1 piece
Tea Pots 2 cup - 5 pieces
Sugar bowls - 3 pieces
Jugs 10cm - 6 pieces
Jugs 7cm - 4 pieces

TOTAL PIECES: 275

PRICE: $400.00 for the lot

PRICE PER PIECE (with logo): $3.00 each

 

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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