After seven years of faultless service, the envelope for the Bournemouth HiFlyer has been replaced with a brand new one, including some very theatrically inspired artwork.
The last envelope was first inflated in 2003 at the Winter Gardens site, operated by S & D Leisure and was retired from service at the end of the summer season in 2010. Bournemouth Council issued a tender for a new operating licence and S & D Leisure was successful in its application, and took the opportunity to invest in a new envelope, to be operational for Summer 2011.
The aircraft approved HiFlyer is now back in service, and hopes to continue its long tradition of attracting many visitors to the ride and the Winter Gardens themselves.
Please go to the Bournemouth Eye website for more information – http://www.bournemouthballoon.com/