'The Heyday Balloonists'

Anthony (Tony) and June Bolger


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Bicentenary of man's first flight

(Pilatre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes, 21st November 1783)

Sunday, 20th November 1983: The British Balloon & Airship Club 'BICENTENNIAL BANQUET', Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

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Monday, 21st November 1983: Tony and June Bolger, and Joanna Spearing, flew 'Sky-Rider' (G-BGVP), on the bicentenary flight.
Flight from: Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England - 08.55hrs
Landing: Ivetsey Bank, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England - 10.15hrs
Flight: 1hr 20mins

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(Balloon pilots world-wide were on stand-by to fly on the bicentenary of man's first flight, 21st November 1983 - Tony and June Bolger actually made it).

The Autobiographical Journal of: 'The Heyday Balloonists' - Tony and June Bolger

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The Autobiographical Journal of: 'The Heyday Balloonists' - Tony and June Bolger

'Flights into History'

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'Flights into History' - 'HOT AIR BALLOON Magazine’ balloon - at: Fraternite '89

In 1989, 789 pilots from around the world were invited to Fraternite '89 - the largest ballooning event in history - to celebrate 'le Bicentenaire de la Revolution Francaise'.

(Pilot: Tony Bolger [Entrant: No. 290], was one of them - his wife June, daughter Louise, and Mike Sheather, were ground crew.)





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HOT AIR BALLOON Magazine balloon - at Fraternite '89


Memorabilia


HOT AIR BALLOON


'The Heyday Balloonists' magazine

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HOT AIR BALLOON - 'The Heyday Balloonists' magazine that launched the first 'Transatlantic' Balloon Race Challenge.

Published in the 80's, HOT AIR BALLOON was the first magazine of its kind to go on public sale. It was well received, and widely read in many countries. Unfortunately, due to a 'dastardly deed', production ceased - only six editions were published. However, it transpires, that due to content and time frame, it now has a place in the history of ballooning - and is one of the 'rarest' ballooning magazines, in the World.

Writers for this colourful magazine included celebrities such as Per Lindstrand and Don Cameron. Also featured, are Sir Richard Branson, and the late Malcolm Forbes at Balleroy '89, with his unique collection of 'Special-Shape' balloons.

Copies of HOT AIR BALLOON are held by: The British Balloon & Airship Club Museum & Library, the British CAA (Civil Aviation Authority), the 'Forbes' Magazine Archives in New York, and collectors.

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'HOT AIR BALLOON Magazine' balloon . . . now has a place in the history of ballooning . . . '


HOT AIR BALLOON Magazine balloon - at Fraternite '89


Editor of: 'HOT AIR BALLOON Magazine' - (Pilot: Tony Bolger) - Promotes: 'The City of Southampton' - at Fraternite '89
(See below: Balloon Basket [Pic 8 - Left] - 'Southamptons More SPECIAL EVENTS', banner - and [Pic 8 - Right] - Fraternite '89, banner - also, on [Pic 9] and [Pic 10].)
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HOT AIR BALLOON Magazine balloon flying at Fraternite '89 - 'le Bicentenaire de la Revolution Francaise' - Metz, in France. (See article: . . . Fraternite '89 . . . [Magazine: Volume 1, No. 4, Page 32, top right]).

Editors: HOT AIR BALLOON


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HOT AIR BALLOON was the innovation of professional aeronauts Tony Bolger and John Spearing. They wanted to bring the world of ballooning to the general public - this they did, as co-editors. John Spearing retired after (Volume 1, Number 3).


MANNHEIM Internationale Luftschiffertage 82 - (Germany)

10-12 September 1982


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Founded: The Great Southern Balloon Race, 1986


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These two aeronauts were also responsible for bringing to the City of Southampton, England: The Great Southern Balloon Race 1986, and The Great Southern International Balloon Festival 1987. By 1988, it was drawing crowds in excess of 100,000 and had become the largest event of its kind in Europe - it was re-named: Danepak Southampton International Balloon Festival. In 1989, it was finally re-named: Southampton Balloon & Flower Festival - they ran the Festival for the city until 1993.

Transatlantic Balloon Race


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History will show, that balloon and airship pilots: Tony Bolger and John Spearing, along with Major: Warwick and Belinda Charlton, of Avon Castle, Ringwood, England, presented and launched, the World's first 'Great Transatlantic Balloon Race Challenge' to delegates at the FAI (The Federation Aeronautique International Conference) International Ballooning Committee (CIA), in Paris, 23rd-24th March 1987 - (This race had confirmed and accepted entries from: Canada, Japan, USA, US Virgin Islands, and the United Kingdom).

The FAI granted permission for this race.
(Balloon manufacturer Don Cameron was the British delegate at this meeting . . .)

THE ROYAL NAVY

'HMS Victory'


'HMS Victory' is the only 18th century ship of the line in the world, and the world's oldest commissioned warship still in use. She is the flagship of the Second Sea Lord, Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command.
(She was launched in 1765 at Chatham Dockyard, and commissioned in 1778).

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Airships pilots: Tony Bolger and John Spearing, were invited by The First Lieutenant: 'HMS Victory', to stage the 'first ever' hot air balloon: 'Tether Flight' - using 'The Great Southern International Balloon Festival' balloon - at 'HMS Victory', for the Captain's dinner guests, 15th July 1987.

Promoted: The City of Southampton - at home and abroad


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The City of Salisbury


17th March 1992: These two aeronauts staged Salisbury's first ever "Night Glow" - with six hot air balloons - in the market square.

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24th July 1992: They organised, and ran, the first "Salisbury Balloon Fiesta".
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(These two events were a great success for the city) - and the last event organised by these two aeronauts.


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BACK ISSUES



Original 'Back Issue' magazines - (set of 3)
Comprising: (First Edition: [Volume 1, Number 1], plus 2 and 3)

(£50.00 [GBP] Sterling) per set of 3
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BACK ISSUES



Original 'Back Issue' magazines - (set of 6)
Comprising: (First Edition: [Volume 1, Number 1], 2, 3, and 4 plus [Volume 2], Number 5 and 6)

(£150.00 [GBP] Sterling) per set of 6
(First Edition: [Volume 1, Number 1], 2, 3, and 4 plus [Volume 2], Number 5 and 6 - 'Back Issue' set of 6).
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