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SPOTM Oct. 2017-Hot air balloons & other lighter than air cr

We run two monthly photo competitions on Civilian Aviation, firstly the Photo Of The Month (POTM) competition for photos taken in the current month and secondly the Specialist Photo Of The Month (SPOTM) which had a different topic for the subject every month. There are normally NO prizes and it is just a bit of fun to enable members to compare their photos against others with the membership voting for the winners. Why not join in and enter and if you don't want to enter you can still pick your 3 favourites in our polls
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Post by andygolfer » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:08 pm

This is the SPOTM (Special Photo Of The Month) competition for October 2017 and the subject is ‘Hot air balloons or other lighter than air craft’

The subject of your entry should be a photo of one or more civil registered hot air balloons or other forms of lighter than air craft’ . The aircraft subject(s) must be registered as a civilian operated aircraft (or retired as such) when the photograph was taken.
That should be another very broad subject so hopefully we will get lots of entries.

Photography Competition Rules :-

1. Only one entry per user, unless posting on behalf of another person who is unable to do so themselves (children for example). If this is the case, please state so on your entry..

2. The photo may have been taken on any date, it does not have to be taken in the month of the competition

3. The image can be photo-shopped to some extent, levels changes, cropping, sharpening etc. are all acceptable. The photograph must retain it’s initial subject though, don’t make it something it’s not. HDR images are not acceptable. If you are unsure, please PM a moderator.

4. The competition will remain open until 23.59 (UK time) on the 1st November 2017, to enable anyone with a last minute entry some breathing space.

5. Voting will be conducted by a poll open to all the membership shortly after the closure of the competition.

6. 'Rule 6...' There's no rule 6 Bruce'

7. The decision of the moderating team is final.

8. All images must be posted in line with the usual CA posting rules (size etc.), please read them if you're not sure how to post.

9. The rules may be subject to change, and these will be posted on this thread.

10. Please also embed the images and not links to images, if you're not sure how to do it then shout up and someone will sort it out. It is permissible to change your entry before the closing date.

11. Do not comment on other member's photos.

12. A brief description of where and when the image was taken would be nice too.

If you have any questions please PM me

Good luck everyone.
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Re: SPOTM Oct. 2017-Hot air balloons & other lighter than ai

Post by andygolfer » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:14 am

And I'll start it off with this one (hot) air to (hot) air :lol:

taken in July 2015 when I took my brother on a flight for his 60th birthday:
Image6501 G-LLGE by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

good luck everybody and lots of entries please (I bet we get at least one of the Airlander!).

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Re: SPOTM Oct. 2017-Hot air balloons & other lighter than ai

Post by Mike » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:27 am

Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2005

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Post by LondonEye » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:28 pm

Cheeky pair from Bristol.

Ashton Court 2007
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Re: SPOTM Oct. 2017-Hot air balloons & other lighter than ai

Post by TheMightyOz » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:31 pm

G-HLEL American Blimp Corporation A-60+ moored at Cardington on 13/03/2012.
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Re: SPOTM Oct. 2017-Hot air balloons & other lighter than ai

Post by norwichmike » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:45 pm

Got hundreds of normal shots but think I will go with this one as we flew out of Old Buckenham in a 4th balloon that morning

ImageFloating-Away by Mike Burdett, on Flickr

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Re: SPOTM Oct. 2017-Hot air balloons & other lighter than ai

Post by acw367 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:58 pm

N3A Goodyear GZ-20A Blimp, Michigan Intl Speedway, NASCAR Carfax 400 raceday 15 August 2010.

Did I forget to mention the photobomb. 80-0264 A-10C MI ANG. Three Michigan National Guard A-10's were to fly the National Anthem flypast. They arrived 20 mins early and did circuits of the speedway track in trail formation. They flew inside and below the orbit of the blimp, before they departed to form up for the flypast. :clap:

ImageN3A & 80-0264 Michigan Intl Speedway 15 Aug 2010 by ACW367, on Flickr

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Re: SPOTM Oct. 2017-Hot air balloons & other lighter than ai

Post by EGNH1909 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:48 am

An earlier one from me.
N2A Goodyear Europa Airship - IAT 1979 at Greenham Common airbase- 23 June 1979.
ImageAS690 by Peter Rowe, on Flickr

Good Luck everyone
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Re: SPOTM Oct. 2017-Hot air balloons & other lighter than ai

Post by seacat192 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:54 am

Here's my offering - taken at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta on 11 August 2017 - looking up towards the crown of the envelope as the balloon drifts over the crowd:

ImageBristol Balloon Fiesta 2017 by Roger, on Flickr


Good luck everyone :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: SPOTM Oct. 2017-Hot air balloons & other lighter than ai

Post by keithnewsome » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:49 pm

More 'down to earth' from me ... a few minutes before 'load and lift' ... Virgin Balloon Norwich 2012.

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Re: SPOTM Oct. 2017-Hot air balloons & other lighter than ai

Post by Cessna954 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:58 pm

A recent shot - Longleat Balloon Safari 16th Sept '17

ImageLongleat Balloon Safari by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

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Re: SPOTM Oct. 2017-Hot air balloons & other lighter than ai

Post by Wallie » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:04 pm

My contribution for this mont.
Start-up of two balloons at the Fly In on Kiewit Airfield.

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Re: SPOTM Oct. 2017-Hot air balloons & other lighter than ai

Post by Gloria Finis » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:42 pm

Tranquillity on motion, on an autumn evening

ImageCameron A-300, G-VBFZ, Virgin Balloons @ Muthill, 09 September 2017 by Phillip Hapka, on Flickr

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Post by niallsaviation » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:29 am

ImageDSC_3439 by Niall Moran, on Flickr

Radom 2017 Balloon Demonstration

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Re: SPOTM Oct. 2017-Hot air balloons & other lighter than ai

Post by bizfreeq » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:05 pm

Here is mine for this month from Bristol 2009:

''Anyone for a Game of Catch''
Image2009_0816v0131 by MSPhotography, on Flickr
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Re: SPOTM Oct. 2017-Hot air balloons & other lighter than ai

Post by MikeG23 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:48 pm


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Re: SPOTM Oct. 2017-Hot air balloons & other lighter than ai

Post by andygolfer » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:58 pm

entries for this competition are now closed and we had 15 excellent entries - thank you to everybody who entered.

the voting poll is now open here: http://www.civilianaviation.co.uk/forum ... 10&t=29312 so please support the competition by voting for your 3 favourites (you don't have to enter to vote).

thank you.

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All right... all right... but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order... what have the Romans done for us?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rKYL0tW-Ek

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Re: SPOTM Oct. 2017-Hot air balloons & other lighter than ai

Post by andygolfer » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:43 pm

voting in this competition has now completed (actually yesterday evening but I haven't been on line as I was in Bath and drove back today) andthe results are as follows:

1st andygolfer (me!) with 'Hot air to hot air - G-LLGE about to lift off'

and we had 3 in equal 2nd place:

Bizfreeq with 'Anyone for a Game of Catch'
Cessna954 with 'Longleat Balloon Safari 16th Sept '17'
and Gloria Finis with 'Tranquillity on motion, on an autumn evening'

well done to all three of them (and a celebratory whisky for me later!) and thanks to everybody who entered and/or voted

The winning entries are now posted in in the Hall of Fame here: http://www.civilianaviation.co.uk/forum ... 12&t=29373

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All right... all right... but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order... what have the Romans done for us?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rKYL0tW-Ek

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