Ultramagic sa / Ultramagic Balloons
Starting balloon flying in 1978 with a used balloon, after this they designed and built a much bigger balloon for an expedition to Africa. This trip in 1980, lasting 11 months, involved 40 flights and was from Zanzibar (Tanzania) to Kisiangani (Zaire). After this trip they started designing and building an Ultralight aircraft and created Ultramagic S.A. However during the Ultralight period, news had spread about the building of a balloon for the Africa adventure and more and more people started asking if they could build one for them. They had the experience of building balloons still had the sewing machines and had the Aeronautical organisation, so for strategic reasons, Ultramagic Ultralights became Ultramagic Balloons. This was the beginning and they have now built hundreds of balloons including many special shapes.
The annual production has now increased to between 80 and 100 balloons with approximately 80% being for export. Exporting to every part of the world including Japan, North America, South America, Europe and of course where it all began, Africa. In 1993 Ultramagic Balloons started a division for cold air inflatables which quickly became successful with over 4000 built. The annual production of inflatables is averaging over 500.
2012: Ultramagic, SA: Aeròdrom Gral. Vives, Apt. 171 - 08700 Igualada, Barcelona, Spain