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Title Virgin Group Hot Air Balloon
Date 1988
Collection Aircraft & Flight Simulators
Object Name Balloon, Hot-Air
Catalog Number 2014.25.1
Description Balloon is made up of a wicker basket, burner and envelope. The gray/light blue/red envelope has an inflatable wings, tail and nose sections that makes it look like a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 is flying through the envelope.
Artist/Maker Thunder & Colt
Artist 2/Maker 2 Cameron Balloons
Depth (in) 48
Height (in) 102
Length (in) 48
Width (in) 48
Dimension Details Height of basket with burner is 102 inches. Basket without burner measures 48 inches high.
Provenance Balloon manufactured March 1988. Used by the Virgin Airship Company from 1989 to 1998. It flew promotional tours for the Virgin Group.
Search Terms Virgin Atlantic Airways
Virgin Group
Boeing 747
Subjects Hot air balloons
Credit line Gift of Virgin Group