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The world’s largest passenger hot-air balloon

Cameron Balloons have designed, manufactured, tested and delivered the world's largest passenger hot-air balloon.

by Hannah Cameron

The world’s largest passenger hot-air balloon

The giant Cameron Z-750 (750,000cubic foot / 21,152 cubic metres), which is operated in by Hallier, carries the Groupon logo. During the routine test inflation it was loaded with 32 passengers - almost half the workforce from the Cameron factory in Bristol - plus one of our in-house test pilots. 

A successful test flight for certification purposes followed a few days after the initial inflation.

Some Facts:
The Cameron Z-750 was manufactured using 2,800m of Cameron ripstop and Hyperlast fabric
3,100m of loadtape was used to complete this massive aircraft
Our amazing machinists sewed over 17km of thread to build the enormous balloon
And when fully inflated, this huge balloon stands almost 40m high

This is the largest certified hot-air balloon ever produced. It has the ability to carry 32 people, even in the warmest conditions. Only Cameron Balloons offers an envelope which is designed to lift large numbers of passengers.

'All passenger balloons have to work hard, the envelopes need to have a long life and operate for much of that time at higher temperatures. This is why the majority of operators around the world insist on fabrics and balloons exclusive used and manufactured by Cameron Balloons Ltd.' states Nick Purvis, Sales Director, Cameron Balloons.

Whether you are new to lighter-than-air aviation or an existing aeronaut, it is important to have the most up-to-date information when considering hot-air balloons for flying, fare-paying passengers.

We have produced a brochure that gives concise, accurate and clear information about passenger operations and how Cameron Balloons can help.