Public Notice: Stolen Hot Air Balloon

13th March 2009    News

Last week a hot air balloon was stolen from the Lindstrad Balloon Factory in Wales and we’re asking for your help.

The balloon has no connection with Aerosaurus itself, however the ballooning community is small and we’d like to help increase awareness and inform members of the general public to help with the search.

Redrow Balloon Trailer13

Ballooning Items Stolen

  • 1x Redrow (manufacturer Ifor Williams) trailer
  • 1x Hot Air Balloon Envelope (registration G-RROW)
  • 1x Hot Air Balloon Basket
  • 6x Cameron Gas Cylinders
  • 1x Jetstream II Double Burner
  • 1x Lindstrad 8hp Fan

Collection of equipment including first aid kid, fire extinguisher and passenger bag.

The thieves ripped out a fence and a steel reinforced concrete post at the rear of the factory, through which they took the trailers. They were last seen on the A5 heading towards Wrexham/Chelster at 5:45PM on the 15th of March. If you have any information or can help in any way please contact Kevin Pilsbury at Lindstrad Balloons on:

Tel: +44(0) 1691 671717

Fax: +44(0) 1691 671122

Mobile: 07890 847909

Email: or Alasdair Ritchie 07775 897616,