3-4-40 BBAC Members Participation in the The Queen’s Cup Balloon Race!

This year saw a number of pilots from the 3-4-40 Region take part in the Queen’s Cup Balloon Race. The competition launched on Saturday 5th October from Queens Square Bristol and would run through till Sunday 6th October at 16:00 with the pilot with the greatest distance winning the competition. This year the competition was won by Richard Parry flying a Ultra Magic 90 he clocked up a distance of 321. 47km just beating Dominic Bareford 319.98km with Andrew Holly third 283.70km.

In the meantime the following 3-4-40 BBAC members achieved the following final results:

5th Richard Penney 253.79km

7th Colin Butter 235.04km

10th John Rose 134.40km

12th Nick Bland 112.29km

A fantastic competition which was splendidly completed by a dinner at competition sponsors Fortnum & Mason.

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