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BALLOON FLIGHT SCHOOL

Balloon Excelsior, Inc.
* COMMERCIAL CERTIFICATE in 10 hours; FAA-Approved School, Air Agency 1A8V209Q. Experienced instructors. High success rate. Proven curriculum. Individual instruction. Learn in California from the first FAA-certificated school. Private as low as $1100, Commercial as low as $1700. Practical Test immediately available; our Chief Instructor is FAA Designated Balloon Pilot Examiner. Textbook(s) included.
* For details or literature: Balloon Excelsior, 1241 High St., Oakland, CA 94601. Phone (510) 261-4222; FAX (510) 261-7908

World Balloon Corporation
* World Balloon is the company and Albuquerque is the place! FAA Part 141 Balloon School (RD1S-448K) Private and Commercial courses. Excellent instructors; tightly controlled curriculums. We don't miss a thing. Our 20 years experience, wide open spaces, and year-around weather provide the swiftest graduation possible. Normal Private course $1,250 your balloon; $2,365 ours. Check ride included. 20% discount if you purchase balloon through WBC.
* World Balloon Corporation, 4800 Eubank NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111. (505) 293-6800; FAX (505) 294-5619.

Adventure Flights, Inc.
* Since 1975 Commercial or Private Balloon License in 10 hours flight time. Train in 2 weeks or less in Sunny So. California, weather permitting. Housing available on site. Rates begin at $1,295. Experienced balloon/multi aircraft instructors. 25 new and used balloons in stock. Additional discounts available if student has a balloon or buys one from us. West Coast Aerostar Distributor. FAA Certified Part 141 School #QJBV584K
* Adventure Flights, Inc, 19301 Jasmine Court, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530. (909) 678-4334, fax (909) 678-2011.

BALLOONS FOR SALE

Aerostar Balloons For Sale
* 1994 Rally RX-7 77,500 cu. ft. 7 hours total time. "MY SKY" pattern. Dual ZONE FIVE Burners, AEGIS Wireless Pyrometer, Black Smoothe Leather, Lots of extras! Financing Available.
* 1994 Rally RXS-8 105,400 cu. Ft. NEW! 0 hours total time. "MY SKY" pattern. Dual ZONE FIVE Burners, AEGIS Wireless pyrometer. Classic Limited Basket with two twenty gallon tanks. LOADED! Financing Available.
* 1993 S-52 A 65,000 cu. ft. 50 hours TT, New 8/93! Perfect Racing system with two fifteen gallon tanks, Aurora Basket, Dipper skirt and more.
* 1992 S-60A AX-8 105,400 cu. ft. 53 hours total time. SPECTACULAR Swirl design! Classic Limited Basket, two twenty gallon tanks. Exceptional ride balloon. Possible Owner Financing.
* 1993 AEROSTAR "Dealer of the Year"! 1992 & 1991 AEROSTAR SOUTHEAST Dealer of the Year. 1992 recipient of the AEROSTAR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE. GULF VIEW BALLOON COMPANY Bob and Susan Shallow, P.O. Box 1144, Gulf Shores, AL 36547-1144, (205) 968-7201

Aerostar Rally RX-8
* Aerostar Rally RX-8, N3633Y, Must Sell. Repossessed; Their Loss your gain: "Zone Five" Dual Burners. 163 Cool hours TT, Two 15 Gal. SS Tanks, Ball Vario/Gauges; 150 ft. drop line, Flatbed Trailer. Aerostar Will replace envelope in 50 hrs. on a prorated basis due to "Suspect Fabric" Under Warranty. Have a brand new envelope for under $4,000.00, system worth 20k. Don't miss this deal $8,900.00 Takes it. Call for details; 1-503-297-7318 Leave a message…

Cameron V77
* 1991 Cameron V77, N41346, 127 hrs TT. 4-15 Gallon SS tanks with heat tape covers. HyperLast Top, Kevlar cables, Single Burner, Tether straps, Basket Cover, A.C. stored. $9,500. Call Tom (407) 656-6173. 6:00-9:00 p.m. EST.

TBW FF-8B
* TBW FF-8B 1989 175 hours total time. Excellent! Yellow-orange-red design, 4.9 basket w/4 tanks. Nomex skirt, Ball elec vario, elec temp, etc. Water proof basket cover. Handled with great care, low MS, low temp.
Must sell now. $12,000 or best offer.
Call for info and photo. (800) 538-8450 x44640 or (408) 749-4640.

BALLOON REPAIRS

Adventure Flights, Inc.
* Detailed annual inspections from $150. In business since 1975. Authorized Aerostar Factory Service Center. Our Technicians are graduates of all major balloon manufacturer's repair seminars. We are authorized to work on all makes. 5,000 sq ft shop, 52 acre site, with housing available. Large parts inventory, one-day turnaround on most repairs, 24-hour emergency repairs, custom artwork on balloons, banners, and blimps. Over 25 new, used and reconditioned balloons in stock. FAA Certified Part 141 School #QJBR584K
* Adventure Flights, Inc, 19301 Jasmine Court, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530. (909) 678-4334, fax (909) 678-2011.

CHASE VEHICLES
Chase Commander

* Designed by and for balloonists. Commercial operators will appreciate the graphic capabilities that set your program apart from all others. The spacious living area offers all the comforts of home and doubles as a media/celebrity center. All the while your balloon equipment is secured in a locked compartment and out of the weather.
* For a complete information packet, contact Renaissance Balloons, Inc., 12625 E. Grand River, Brighton, MI 48116. (810) 229-7400; FAX (810) 229-7140.

COLD AIR BALLOONS
200 DENIER NYLON RIPSTOP
TYPE 6.6 DUPONT NYLON
WITH ULTRA-VIOLET TREATMENT PIGNMENTED COATING
COLORS ALWAYS IN STOCK
WHITE-BLACK-ORANGE-GREEN-ROYAL-YELLOW-PURPLE-RED
CALL DOUG HOLLAND AT
MIDWEST MILLS INC.
1-800-926-8653
BOOKS

Balloon Publishing Company
* NEW 1994 Biennial Flight Review Guide
. FAA requirements and recommendations for a BFA per FAR 61.56 as amended August 1993. New airspace classifications covered completely. $6.00 postpaid.
* NEW How To Fly A Balloon; The Balloonists Resource. Techniques of layout, inflation, flight, landing, equipment, fueling, regulations and other information useful to experienced pilots and students. A great introduction to ballooning. $35
* Balloon Ground School Home Study Manual. Official textbook of FAA School 1A8V209Q. 12th revision. Used worldwide. Everything needed for FAA written and practical tests. $35
* Balloon Instructor's Manual. A clear, concise manual to help instructors provide complete training, and fulfill all FAA requirements. Second Edition, Revision 2, contains forms, endorsements, syllabus, Private, Commercial, and Balloon CFI Test Standards. $30.
* BFR Guide. FAA requirements and recommendations for a Biennial Flight Review per FAR 61.56. Endorsement wording. $5.
* WINGS. Description and regulations for the FAA's Pilot Proficiency Award Program for hot air balloons. Training requirements in checklist format. $5.
* Practical Test Standards/Flight Instructor/Balloon. 50-page booklet containing the FAA's new (March 1995) PTS for Balloon Flight Instructors. A useful guide for instruction. $5.

Balloon Publishing, P.O. Box 14763, Oakland, CA 94614. (510) 261-4222.

Balloon Books
Balloon Digest $28; Home Study Manual $33; FAR's $9; Propane Systems $13; Powerline Excerpts $12; Ground Crew Manual $9; Aviation Weather $12; Aviation Weather Services $7; Fire Weather $24 (Sale $15); Pilot Log $8.50; Crew Log $7; Private or Commercial Question Book $13; Aviation Instructor Handbook $8; Balloon Instructor's Manual $25; Hot Air Henry $5; Above the Lost World $30; Painted Skies $11; The Art of Hot Air Ballooning $35; The Great Balloon Festival $40; VISA/MC; Add $4.95 per order for postage & handling.

Liberty Balloon Co, 6730 Barber Hill Rd, Groveland, NY 14462. (800) 777-2359.

Crew Log Book
* Could you prove your level of balloon crewing experience if a pilot asked? Pilots may be required to prove crew qualifications in future events for insurance purposes. Pocket size, with room for over 200 crews, this log book was designed by a pilot with over 2,500 hrs with his crew. It covers every aspect of the flight. Pilots, a great gift and a MUST for the future. $6.95 postpaid.

Rainbow's End Balloonport, 7826 Fairview, Houston, TX 77041.

VIDEOS

Video Ground School
* All the same volumes of information, clear explanations, and real life ballooning applications found in our live classes, are here. Especially known for excellent weather information. It's convenient. It's easy to review. People love it. Revised and updated January 1991. Tuition $245. Alum $55. Security Deposit $495. 30 day rental of tapes; workbook and test books included. Liberty Balloon Co. (716) 243-3178.

NEW RELEASE!

*Sunrise Sunset III The Competitive Spirit" Some pilot and crew competition sequences. Mostly great ballooning with beautiful music.
* Original Sunrise Sunset "A Tribute to Hot Air Ballooning" Great for balloon presentations. Commercial sequences!
* From the Ground Up - Crew Training - Assembly, launch, chase, recovery (new in '95)
$19.95 +$3.00 shipping ($40 for two w/shipping) VISA/MC PHANTOM VIDEO * PO Box 90936 * Austin, TX 78709-0936 * 1-800-401-3330

COLLECTORS

Collectibles
* Whether you're a novice or advanced collector, or the largest museum, we offer expert service and collections development! We offer out-of-print and rare books, prints, medals, philately, fabric, manuscript material, vintage equipment, artifacts and reference works. Want lists encouraged - we can find what you're looking for. Also buying single items and collections - call us first!
* Valhalla Aerostation, P.O. Box 24, Glens Falls, NY 12801. (518) 793-8262.

MUSEUMS

Soukup & Thomas International Balloon and Airship Museum
World's most comprehensive collection of 200+ years of ballooning and airship history; displays include historical artwork, artifacts, antiques, commemorative, aeronautical equipment, and complete airworthy balloon systems. 14,000 sq. ft; nine Galleries; Video Theatre; Gift Shop. Memorial Day through mid-September 8-8 daily; Off-season 9-5 Mon-Sat, 1-5 Sun, Closed Wed (hours subject to change); Closed January.
Soukup & Thomas International Balloon and Airship Museum, 700 N. Main Street, Mitchell, SD 57301. (605) 996-2311; FAX (605) 996-2218.

BALLOON PINS

The Plano Pin Company
If creativity, quality and service are important to you, call us! We offer only the finest Cloisonné and Epoxy pins. Ask about our numerous unique options such as Cubic Zirconias. Commercial accounts and rallies our speciality! Stock Pin Catalog available. Free art services, extended hours and competitive prices. We accept Master Card/Visa.
* Call Toll Free 1-800-562-9194
* The Plano Pin Company, 2701-C W. 15th, Suite 266, Plano, TX 75075. (214) 867-5152; FAX (214) 985-0840.

SUPERIOR BALLOON PINS
* Cloisonne, Die Striking with Soft Enamel & Photoetching.
* With over 30 years in the emblematic jewelry business we offer superior service with excellent quality, low cost, and reliable delivery.
* Contact: Midwestern Specialty Co., PO Box 1725, Manchester, MO 63011. Phone 1-800-PINS MADE (746-7623).

Beautiful Pins and Patches
* Custom made to order. Complete line of stock balloon pins and patches available. Very competitive pricing and excellent quality. Write or Fax for our full color, 12 page catalog.
* Kevin White Custom Emblems, 2348 Nabal St, Escondido CA 92025. Fax (619) 739-01241 or TOLL FREE 1-800-78KEVIN .

The Ultimate in Quality & Service
* ATTN: BALLOONIST! There is a new pin process that is better and less expensive than Cloisonne!
* This new enamelling process we call Pro-Enamel. Pro-Enamel looks and feels like Cloisonne. Colors are more vivid and can be matched accurately. Prices are even lower than Cloisonne.
* Cloisonne, Baked Enamel and Etched pin processes are also available.
* Ask about our embroidered patch services.
Call 1-800-336-2724 for more information
The March Co., Southwestern Balloon Adventures, 3815 Academy Parkway North, N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87109.

BALLOON BANNERS

Florida Balloon Promotions, Inc.
Are you a… New Pilot? Old/Bold Pilot? Race Organizer? Sponsor? Balloon Company? Advertiser? Do you need… Quality? A Good Fit? Exact Logo Duplication? Quick Service? Individual Attention? Professional Help??? The Total Answer is!!! Florida Balloon Promotions, Inc. We have hot air balloon banners starting at $1.10 per square ft.
Florida Balloon Promotions, Inc. 1218 Florida St., Kissimmee, FL 34741. Phone (407) 847-5910 FAX (407) 846-7997.

MISCELLANEOUS

Enhance Your Collection
* PIN PAL - Durable fabric briefcases designed for pin collectors. Perfect for carrying pins to rallies. Quilted pages have pouches and fabric protector sheets. Two sizes: Large 8 page 9"x13" with zipper close-holds 400 pins - $35.00. Variety of colors available.
* Collector Pins - In addition to our stock catalog, we also publish 6-8 Collector Catalogs per year, each with over 500 unique pins. We accept Master Card/Visa.
* Call Toll Free 1-800-562-9194
* The Plano Pin Company, 2701-C W. 15th, Suite 266, Plano, TX 75075. (214) 867-5152; FAX (214) 985-0840.

E.D. DESIGNER HATS
making headwear distinctive and memorable
Fine straw hats for men and women with our exclusive embroidered balloons in vibrant colors on poplin hat bands. Personalize by adding the name of your event at no set-up cost. Minimum order six dozen assorted styles. Embroidered poplin hat bands also available. Call for details.
E.D. Designer Hats, 254 Bay Beach Way, Lavallette, NJ 08735. Phone (908) 830-7224.


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