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Sport Series

Sport Series

Sport Series

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The 16 Gore envelope leading the way

Introducing our very latest design of modern hot air balloon with sixteen vertically cut gores and sixteen flying wires. Available as Sport-50, Sport-60, Sport-70, Sport-80, Sport-90 and Sport-105, the Sport series of envelope is designed to compliment the Cameron Balloons range.

These exquisite envelopes are the perfect choice combining superlight, exceptional value and efficiency. This adaptable balloon is perfect for training, syndicate use or for leisure flying.

Designed with CAD and built to aerospace standards by our highly skilled craftsmen, a multitude of colours are available.

The Sport can be made from our durable RipStop (69gsm) or our high tenacity superlight RipStop (38gsm - that's nearly half the weight of standard computer paper!).

At a glance

Introducing a new 16 Gore envelope leading the way for performance and value.

Vertically designed panels make the surface of this balloon semi-bulbous. Attached to basket via 16 stainless steel flying wires.

Designed to compliment our range with 6 envelope sizes to choice from.

All Sport Series models

All envelopes are delivered with envelope karabiners, envelope bag and relevant paperwork.

Sport 50Sport 60Sport 70Sport 80Sport 90Sport 105
Size cu.ft50,00060,00070,00080,00090,000105,000
Size cu.M1,4161,7001,9822,2662,5492,974
No. of gores161616161616
Passenger no.Pilot + 1Pilot + 1Pilot + 2Pilot + 2Pilot + 2 or 3Pilot + 3 or 4
Nomex optionScoopScoopScoopScoopScoopScoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel
Dimensions18m / 15m19m / 15m20m / 16.2m20.8m / 17m21.6m / 17.7m22.6m / 18.7m
Typical enevlope weightSuperlight - 52kgSuperlight - 58kgSuperlight - 63kgSuperlight - 69kgSuperlight - 75kg, Regular Ripstop - 105kgSuperlight - tbc, Regular Ripstop - tbc
Deflation systems optionsParachute / RDS / ParaPlusParachute / RDS / ParaPlusParachute / RDS / ParaPlusParachute / RDS / ParaPlusParachute / RDS / ParaPlusParachute / RDS / ParaPlus
Turning ventsOptional extra*Optional extra*Optional extra*Optional extra*Optional extra*Optional extra*

Envelope options

Fabric colours

  • 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.
  • Click here to see our fabric colour charts to see the extensive range of colour options that are available.
  • Special colour dye fabrics are also available upon request. This can be the perfect solution for colour matching your desired Pantone or corporate shade. 

Envelope Options

    • Superlight fabric option is available at no extra cost.
    • Internal Load-tape construction available.
    • Envelope ‘windows’ in Cameron see-safe fabric can be positioned to provide sight of the sky or balloons above.
    • Additional registration marks and country flags can be applied.

Why not consider Superlight?

By far the greatest weight saving can be made by using a lighter envelope fabric. For the same price as our regular ripstop, the weight of your balloon can be up to 30% depending on the type and size of balloon required. 

Other specifications like flat-webbing tapes, 3mm diameter flying wires and lightweight crown-line will all compliment your choice.

Why not include Kevron load tapes? they are immensely strong and very light weight, offering a further 4% reduction in weight from our standard envelopes. These 'tapes' are encapsulated within the seams, to protect them from damaging UV rays.

Optional equipment

  • Choice of deflation systems - RDS (Rapid Deflation System), ParaPlus or Standard Parachute.
  • Single, twin turning vents available.
  • Lightweight polyester loadtapes available.
  • Kevron loadtapes available. A Kevron loadtape consists of woven Aramid fibre webbing encased in fabric sheath which replaces the conventional polyester or nylon tape for weight advantage.
  • Kevlar flying cables are a lightweight option to be considered in place of stainless steel flying wires.
  • Shaped banners with or without artwork are available, tailor-made to hug your balloon envelope’s surface.


Introducing ParaPlus deflation.

  • This is a two-line control system for more controlled venting in Racers and Sport envelopes.
  • It can also be held in place during fast ascents and turbulence, comforting when flying in the Alps.
  • The system offers a much lighter venting action.
  • Finally, the second line can be used to adjust the parachute position. The rigging and pressure in the envelope re-seal the parachute to a satisfactory level, however, due to the very light action, the additional line offers our pilots a fail-safe tidy.


What people are saying…

Customer promise

Each balloon envelope is built from individual “blocks” of fabric called panels, which are grouped into vertical “stripes” known as gores.

This exquisite and elegant Sport shape has a semi-bulbous surface creating the perfect balance between performance and value for money.

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 12months 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.

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