Aircraft Photo of G-ATXR | Abingdon Spherical Free Balloon | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:G-ATXR
Aircraft Original Type:Abingdon Spherical Free Balloon
Aircraft Generic Type:Abingdon Spherical Free Balloon
Aircraft Version:Abingdon Spherical Free Balloon
C/n (msn):AFB-1
Location
City / Area:Nottingham / Wollaton Park [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:Nottingham Festival 1970
 
Photo Date:18 July 1970
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID: 762
Photographer's Remark

Seen as part of a balloon display as part of the Nottingham Festival, this balloon, made its first flight at Cardington on 21st May 1941 though it was not registered until 1965. It did not fly at the show. Though the register shows this to be a hot-air balloon it is clearly a gas balloon. It is seen weighted down with sand-bags and the magnificent Wollaton Hall is visible in the background.

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