G-LIPS Special Shape
Owners: Matt Joyce, Tom Balson
C of A Status: ACTIVE
One of the last Flying Pictures special shapes, G-LIPS was built by Cameron Balloons in 2000 to promote a new Polaroid camera called Joycam. It returned to Bristol in 2021 after over 21 years and was the first balloon in our collection, having travelled the world to Switzerland, France, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Norway, Sweden and Chile. Since 2001 G-LIPS had been owned in the UK, but had rarely attended any UK ballooning events.
It's very heavy and hard work, but looks great when inflated and still flies well. During the 2022 season our team flew Joycam Lips at the 3 big UK balloon events; Midlands, Bristol and Longleat. We are delighted to have G-LIPS under our ownership and excited for more flights very soon.
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You can see G-LIPS at the following events in 2023, weather permitting:
Events to be confirmed.
- 16/06/21 - Ashton Court, Bristol - view here
- 18/07/21 - Ashton Court, Bristol - view here
- 04/09/21 - Maize Field, Bath - view here
- 05/09/21 - Maize Field, Bath - view here
- 14/04/22 - Ashton Court, Bristol - view here
- 15/04/22 - Maize Field, Bath - view here
- 16/04/22 - Maize Field, Bath - view here
- 30/04/22 - Ashton Court, Bristol - view here
- 28/05/22 - Royal Crescent, Bath - view here
- Midlands Air Festival 2022 - view here
- Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2022 - view here
- Longleat Sky Safari 2022 - view here