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Avian Balloons

Avian Balloons, founded by Forey Walter in late 1974 in Spokane, WA. Avian continues to manufacture its hot air balloon systems in Spokane today. Avian claims to be the oldest hot air balloon manufacturer in the United States, with its original name and management.

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Pictured here are several pages from an early Avian sales brochure (1977-78) featuring several envelope designs, burner system(s) and baskets. Also pictured is a price list - my how times have changed. The price list features two Avian models; the Falcon II and Skyhawk systems for $5,575 and $6,425 respectively.

Avian Balloons, currently manufactures six different models under its FAA Type certificates with envelopes ranging in size from 42,000 up to 158,500 cubic feet in volume. From this same facility, Avian also continues to manufacture its baskets, burners, and more.

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Vintage Avian Balloons Late 1970's