UK Team make successful test flight

The GB team of David Hempleman-Adams and Simon Carey have completed their test flight in their brand-new Cameron Balloons GB-1000.

Taking off from the Gordon Bennett 2010 launch site north of Bristol, they drifted over the city, creating a stir amongst those watching. The balloon successfully landed a little while before sunset; no parachutes were required!

Pictures of this balloon are available on our photo pages. The BBC has some video coverage here

Get the inside story from David's GB Blog

Another view from Global Aviation Resource