The ultimate balloon envelope for passenger balloon flying, this classic style has many admirers and customers around the globe. As a long-established ‘work horse’ this has been manufactured by Cameron Balloons throughout the years and is available in various sizes to suit the modern owner or operator.
This balloon offers tremendous strength without compromising the artwork space available.
Whether you are new to lighter-than-air aviation or are an experienced aeronaut, it is important to have the most up-to-date information when considering hot-air balloons for flying your fare-paying passengers.
Which balloon size is best for you?
The most popular passenger-carrying balloons fly 10 - 12 in one basket but we have options from 6 passengers through to the world’s largest passenger-carrying balloon that can accommodate 32 flying passengers.
The size that will work best for your operation depends on several factors: the local countryside, weather conditions, population size or tourism numbers.
More information regarding Passenger Rides can be viewed here
Hot air balloon envelope with twenty horizontally cut, semi-bulbous gores, with twenty stainless steel flying wires.
A long established 'Work Horse' for passenger rides companies.
Available is many sizes from A-105 up to A-530lw.
Classic style with ultimate performance.
Perfect stability for gusty inflations.
Offers versatility for all passenger rides applications.
Our balloon envelopes use a combination of fabrics; a Nomex, heat resistant base panel, Superlight Nylon or Regular Ripstop Nylon and/or Hyperlast options, in a choice of 26 colours including shiny silver and shiny gold.
All envelopes are delivered with envelope karabiners, envelope bag and relevant paperwork.
|A-105||A-120||A-140||A-160||A-180||A-210||A-250||A-275||A-300||A-315||A-340 / 340HL||A-375||A-400||A-415||A-425lw||A-450lw||A-500lw||A-530lw|
|No. of gores||20||20||20||20||20||20||20||20||20||20||20||20||20||20||20||20||20||20|
|Passenger no.||Pilot + 3 or 4||Pilot + 5||Pilot + 5 or 6||Pilot + 6 or 7||Pilot + 7 or 8||Pilot + 9 or 10||Pilot + 10 to 12||Pilot + 12||Pilot + 14 to 16||Pilot + 16||Pilot + 16||Pilot + 16-20||Pilot + 16-20||Pilot + 16-20||Pilot + 16-20||Pilot + 24||Pilot + 28||Pilot + 28|
|Nomex option||Scoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel||Scoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel||Scoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel||Scoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel||Scoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel||Scoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel||Scoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel||Scoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel||Scoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel||Scoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel||Scoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel||Scoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel||Scoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel||Scoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel||Scoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel||Scoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel||Scoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel||Scoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel|
|Dimensions||Approx. 22.6m / 18.7m wide||Approx. 23.5m / 19.5m wide||Approx. 24.6m / 20.5m wide||Approx. 25.1m / 21.5m wide||Approx. 26m / 22.3m wide||Approx. 27.3m / 23.5m wide||Approx. 28.8m / 24.9m wide||Approx. 29.7m / 25.7m wide||Approx. 30.5m / 26m wide||Approx. 31m / 26.9m wide||Approx. 32m / 27.7m wide||Approx. 33m / 28.8m wide||Approx. 33.4m / 29.2m wide||Approx. 33.7m / 29.5m wide||Approx. 34m / 29.7m wide||Approx. 34.6m / 30.3m wide||Approx. 35.5m / 31m wide||Approx. 36m / 31.5m wide|
|Typical enevlope weight||Superlight - 87kg, Ripstop Nylon - 120kg||Superlight - 97kg, Ripstop Nylon - 135kg||Ripstop Nylon - 150kg or 100% Hyperlast - 190kg||Ripstop Nylon - 165kg or 100% Hyperlast - 210kg||Ripstop Nylon - 180kg or 100% Hyperlast - 245kg||Ripstop Nylon - 200kg or 100% Hyperlast - 270kg||100% Hyperlast - 290kg||100% Hyperlast - 300kg||100% Hyperlast - 315kg||100% Hyperlast - 330kg||100% Hyperlast - 360kg||100% Hyperlast - 380kg||100% Hyperlast - 400kg||100% Hyperlast - 410kg||100% Hyperlast - 430kg||100% Hyperlast - 450kg||100% Hyperlast - 470kg||100% Hyperlast - 485kg|
|Deflation systems options||RDS or Parachute||RDS or Parachute||Parachute / RDS||Parachute / RDS||Parachute / RDS||Parachute / RDS||RDS||RDS||RDS||RDS||RDS||RDS||RDS||RDS||RDS||RDS||RDS||RDS|
|Turning vents||Optional extra*||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included|
“I am so impressed by how wonderful it looks. So true to the ideas and the design, and so BIG. I almost can't believe you pulled it off, but I always knew you would.’”
Patricia Piccinini, Artist and Sculptor of SkyWhale
“We’ve spent a nice time flying our great, new balloon! We are proud that our gorgeous balloon has the label ‘Cameron Balloons’, and always recommend your company as one of the best aeronautic company”
Yana Vaseva, Russia
“Our balloon club, Raumnautit ry, Rauma, Finland has a Cameron C-80 envelope OH-EHR s/n 11299/2009 - It is VERY nice to fly”
Antti Lehto, Finland
“It was an absolute pleasure to visit, and is fascinating to see where & how our balloons are made. The welcome we received was brilliant and your staff were so accommodating. They’re an absolute credit to the business.”
Alex Ferguson, Virgin Balloon Flights Ltd
“It was a great asset to be able to rely on you to put together a good product at short notice. Thanks again for helping out, you and the team were all great!”
Matt Nicholson, British Airways
“Yes Baby You is a dream. Not an easy project and it would not have been possible without your calmness, professionalism and positive attitude. Thanks for putting your shoulders to the wheel and showing the way.”
Bart Van Peel
Each balloon envelope is built from individual “blocks” of fabric called panels, which are grouped into vertical “stripes” known as gores.
The A-Type shape has a semi-bulbous surface creating a wonderfully classic balloon that so many adore.
Our guarantee period for superlight fabric is four years (48 months) or 250 hours of flight time, whichever occurs first. Regular ripstop nylon is five years (60 months) or 300 hours of flight time, whichever occurs first. For Hyperlast fabric incorporated into the balloon envelope is six years (72 months) or 600 hours of flight time, whichever occurs first.
All balloons require regular maintenance and servicing which keeps balloon-systems working well and enables years of happy flying – maintenance usually takes place after 100 flying hours or 12 months whichever is sooner. Airworthiness Inspection & Maintenance Manual (UK).
Cameron Balloons fabrics have anti-mould, anti-mildew and anti-UV degradation agents added to them to prolong the life and colour of our balloons. Fluorocarbon is also added to the outside face of the fabric to defend the fabric from moisture, dirt and debris.
Excellence really is our lowest standard; exemplary quality, proven reliability and attentive service are some of Cameron Balloons key and constantly striven for company goals.
Our range of complete balloons, airships and lighter-than-air craft are all fully certified and approved.
Cameron Balloons also offers assurance – An ESCROW account is available – guaranteeing that your deposit payment is safe with us.
9 October, 2022