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GEHFileBot
02-02-2006, 10:37 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile14514/Helicopter-in-flight.htm>Helicopter in flight</a></b><br><br>Near Streatley in Berkshire, UK. I was looking for a company very close to this location which does hot-air balloon flights, maybe there's some connection here?<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/7805ADMIN.jpg>

artist
02-02-2006, 10:38 AM
I don't think it's anyting to do with ballooning - look how close the HV electricity cables and pylons are!

I'm checking and will post when I have info.

shrinkingman
02-03-2006, 10:19 AM
The company I was searching for is:

Blooners 2000 Limited
Conifers Wantage Road Streatley Berkshire RG8 9LA

If you search for this address it's very close to the spot where the helicopter is. Of course, it doesn't mean that's where the balloons are based but it seemed like a good place to start looking. I think you're probably right about the power lines, not a clever place to be floating around.

artist
02-06-2006, 04:55 PM
http://www.blooners2000.co.uk/ may help you

and this is their exact location:

http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?client=public&search_result=&db=pc&cidr_client=none&lang=&keepicon=true&pc=RG89LA&advanced=&client=public&addr2=&quicksearch=RG8+9LA&addr3=&addr1=

I can assure you that they do not operate from either their postal address or the GE location. I live two miles away! Their web site lists their launch sites.