For Information Contact, Crispin Williams
Toll Free: 1-800-747-0974
In North America Contact
48 Crampton Drive
Belmont, Ontario N0L X25
Phone: (519) 644-1117
Fax: (519) 644-1688
Thunder & Colt balloons, owned since 1995 by Don Cameron, is located in Bristol England and selling the finest hot air balloons, gas balloons and hot air airships in the USA via a direct free phone. With a full range of US certified balloons and the 'T&C Bristol' special shape design facility you need look no further than your phone for access to the finest quality balloons at competitive prices. In Canada Barry McGonigle of Sundance Balloons, Ontario is an exclusive dealer for Thunder & Colt.
Among those features that make Thunder & Colt unique is the TRI VENT offered as a no cost option on all 20 and 24 gore balloons, is an extremely simple and reliable fast deflation system developed exclusively for Thunder & Colt balloons whilst the familiar Smart Vent is available for a small premium.
LongLife Fabric: Thunder & Colt was first to introduce a super-strong long-lasting fabric. With its Limited Warranty for 500 hours, LongLife fabric is now provided standard in the parachute and top two panels of every new balloon built by Thunder & Colt .
Stratus Burners: Evolved from years of research and development, the Stratus includes point and shoot main blast action, a central gimbal block eliminating the need for an inner frame and allowing for flat storage, unbeatable magnum power and new ergonomic design. Plus it is available with a unique adjustable frame. Vapor pilot lights are now an optional extra.
TEMA Quick-Connects: Thunder & Colt was first to offer as standard equipment this quick-connect fuel system. A simple snap assures a correct fit each and every time. With no threads to cross or match, the TEMA quick-connect saves time when rigging and the twist-lock feature guarantees a secure seal. Of course, "Rego" connections are an available option.
90° Ball Valves: Another Thunder & Colt first! With a simple glance you can easily ascertain which tanks are open and which are shut. Plus the quick acting-handle can be closed in an instant should the situation demand.
ParaClear: Thunder & Colt's unique window to the sky and a T&C exclusive! No more wondering 'Am I clear above?' With T&C's ParaClear inserts, you can see who's above you. Each T&C balloon includes two inserts as standard.
The Classic Basket: With its stainless steel top and bottom frame for extra strength and rigidity, no other basket can match a T&C for quality of construction and comfort for passengers. Our high sides are a T&C feature that insure greater safety for both passengers and pilot. Our marine plywood floors assure that your feet remain on something solid even while in the air. And, our
T-partition baskets, another T&C original, are still considered the industry's best passenger ride basket by ride operators worldwide.
Nomex Scoops: No one offers you more Nomex flame retardant protection for your balloon than Thunder & Colt. Our scoops are built completely of Nomex and for an added layer of protection, the entire first throat panel is also constructed of Nomex.
System Prices: For a system price on a particular size please contact us on our free phone number.
Thunder & Colt offer a complete line of sporting balloons from tiny one-person Cloudhoppers*, to our single and dual Chariots**, through all the AX sizes right up to traditional 105,000 cubic foot models.. In 1997 all our sport models include the following equipment, a classic twelve gore envelope, Classic basket, Stratus burners, two 15 gallon stainless steel tanks with jackets and straps and the Ball M55 instrument package. Our envelopes include a Nomex scoop, a full Nomex throat, LongLife fabric in the parachute and top two panels and two ParaClear inserts.
Thunder & Colt offer a complete range of ride balloons unequaled in their quality of construction and passenger comfort. The following sample system prices are based on the following equipment: Multigore envelope (24 or 28-gore), with Nomex scoop and full Nomex throat, LongLife fabric in the parachute and top one third of the envelope, two ParaClear inserts, rotation vents; Status burners, two 15 gallon stainless steel tanks with jackets and straps, Ball M55 instruments and Classic T partition baskets.
Hot Air Airships:
Thunder & Colt offer a range of four different hot air airships**. Hot air balloons may catch the eye but an airship will captivate both camera and soul! A standard two person gondola is suspended beneath wither a chubby Mark 2 envelope or a slim line GD envelope. Each envelope design comes in a choice of sizes and has its own unique properties that we will be please to describe at length on our free phone.
AS 105 Mk2 Gondola and 105,000 cu.ft. Mk2 envelope
AS 120 Mk2 Gondola and 120,000 cu.ft. Mk2 envelope
AS 80 GD Gondola and 80,000 cu.ft. GD envelope
AS 105 GD Gondola and 105,000 cu.ft. GD envelope Price for hot air airships on application
All T&C systems include your choice of color patterns, any full panel-any color at no extra charge. Other standard equipment includes a fire extinguisher, accessory bag and two strikers. Improvements to balloon and airship equipment are being made all the time, so please call for a detailed quotation.
NB. *Cloudhoppers are non-registered ultralight aircraft. **Chariots
and hot air airships are not US type-certified, but may be flown on British
registration, as is the case with special shapes.
Available colors for Thunder & Colt