G-DIPI Ohoo Dips Special Shape
Owner: Matt Joyce
C of A Status: TETHER ONLY
Some of you will remember this classic special shape from the 1980s; Choc Dips! Now rebranded as Ohoo Dips. G-DIPI was built in 1988 by Cameron Balloons and operated by Virgin Airship & Balloon Company alongside Thunder & Colt 17A hopper. In 1996 it was sold to Belgium, then came back to the UK three years later, and a few changes of ownership later, here we are with both balloons back in Bristol.
More recently, G-DIPI was brought back to the 2012 Bristol Balloon Fiesta where it flew from three mass launches in a row alongside other special shapes including Babybel and Action Man. Notice details of add-on biscuit sticks and 'lift here' tab!
Ohoo Dips made one special appearance at the 2023 Bristol Balloon Fiesta after previous appearances at Midlands, Bristol and Longleat!
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You can see G-DIPI at the following events in 2024, weather permitting:
Events to be confirmed.
- 26/06/21 - Ashton Court, Bristol - view here
- 18/07/21 - Ashton Court, Bristol - view here
- 12/08/21 - Queen Square, Bristol Balloon Fiesta - view here
- Telford Balloon Fiesta 2021 - view here
- 15/04/22 - Ashton Court, Bristol - view here
- Midlands Air Festival 2022 - view here
- 23/07/22 - Newbury Showground, Berkshire - view here
- Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2022 - view here
- Longleat Sky Safari 2022 - view here