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I've been building and flying model balloons for over 25 years, and have never know such an exciting time to be involved in the hobby.

There are now more people, more events, bigger balloons, longer flights and better technologies, than at any other time in the sports history.

Welcome to my web site, have a good look around and I hope you will find valuable information, whether you are looking to build a balloon, fly at an event or just want to know more about model ballooning and the people who fly them.

Happy Landings

Andy M

 

Specialist in :-

Model hot air balloon envelope design

 Model balloon construction,
Home assembly fabric balloon kits,
Educational kits for schools,
Personally designed model balloon equipment

 

CONTACT US AT AMBALLOONS@hotmail.co.uk

LATEST NEWS

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2018 GOING BIG

After many years of balloon building and designing it's time to unveil the project it's all been building up too ......  work is moving forward on 2 AMBalloons man carrying balloons. Commonly known in the ballooning world as a `hopper' each will carry a single person (31,000ft3). Both envelopes are progressing steadily through the build stage and are now registered with the UK CAA. 

Build has been spread thought out 2018 an is by no means finished, but that hasn't stopped me flying and crewing around the UK, several trips to the workshops of Tim Wilkinson at Sackville - always a hive of ballooning activity and with pilots, builders and designers dropping in or flying out.

In the background AMBalloons in partnership with Courtford balloons are building a new style of basket to complement the one man balloon.

Here is a video of us out flying the Courtford racer an annex ii balloon designed and built by Dom Bareford and Alex Court

 In line with the Hopper project AMBalloons has taken ownership of 1982 built Thunder Sky Chariot G-BKBD seen here in the summer on a handful of test inflations and first hops for many years

As big balloons go at 22,000ft3 This is about as small as production balloons are built (so going big is a matter of scale I guess)

A busy year so far, with plenty of adventures and hard work to come before year end

: Never keen to be in front of the camera - your author - its a massive team effort, so thank you team - it will be worth all the -3degree mornings, and all the `working past midnights' that make up a backyard monster of a project like this ;-)

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Sphere shapes up - got to catch them all ...

After many months of quiet progress our first non standard shape balloon (though I've worked on a hand full in my job) has made its first outing this weekend.

Thanks to howling wolf balloons who loaned the patterns from their previously built `orange` using the same design. This is a 60m3 envelope which my children help insire.

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S`NO`W WAY

I'm hoping this will be the only time I need to write the words `canceled due to weather' for an indoor balloon meet, but Llangollen model meet this year was affected by heavy snow and travel chaos across the uk. The team took the decision early that it would not be safe to have teams travel long distance in difficult and dangerous conditions, we will look to the future to re-organize the event, with better luck from the weather all being well

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Bon Voyage

AMBalloons makes it's first delivery to France, adding the country to the steadily growing list of destinations around the world. The balloon, which was built for Metz based Franck Contini, is an AM7-50m3 Standard shape envelope built to the colour scheme chosen by Franck. Some of our UK based balloonist may see a similarity with the BWS Standfast Balloons. This had inspired the colour scheme, and with a little help from Phil Mccheyne we are pleased to have made the colour scheme a close match, with as Franck calls it `a little licorice twist.`

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CONTACT US AT AMBALLOONS@hotmail.co.uk