Buddy was built by Cameron Balloons in Bristol, UK and was born on 4th October 2006. Registered as G-WLVE, Buddy has a lifting volume of 90,000 cu ft and weights in at a hefty 228kg!

Buddy is owned and flown by two UK pilots, Andy Austin and Chris Freeman.

Andy and Chris have a wealth of ballooning experience, including flights in Europe and USA with special shape balloons.

Andy is a British Balloon and Airship Club Instructor and Examiner and can often be found on a launch field somewhere in the UK providing instruction to a trainee pilot or flying his beloved hopper.

Chris holds a UK Commercial Pilots Licence and can often be found flying corporate balloons at many different events around the UK.