Meet Entry Form and Info
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Easter Meet & Training Weekend Click for Meet Info...
30/03/2018 - 02/04/2018
Your details...
*Name: Pilot PUT Crew Visitor
Address:
Postcode: Telephone (home): Mobile:
*Email: NWBAC Member? Yes No
Entry Fee

Balloon Entry Fee : NWBAC Members - £0, Non-Members £15

Special! - Non-Members Balloon Entry fee now includes Club Membership until May 31st next year!

Yes - for non-members this year - pay the Entry Fee for the Meet and you will become a NWBAC Member for the whole year - right up to the subscription renewal date of May 31st in the next year!

NWBAC Membership includes:–

  • Free entry to all NWBAC Balloon Meets for the whole year
  • Subsidised gas at NWBAC balloon meets*
  • Subsidised camping at NWBAC balloon meets*
  • Subsidised social events at Member rates*
  • Full social, flying and training programmes
  • The company of delightful people!
* Conditions may apply

Please try to enter before 19/03/2018. Thank you.
Team Members...
(if you need to add more names, please enter again with min. details and the extra names)
Name: Pilot PUT Crew Visitor
Name: Pilot PUT Crew Visitor
Name: Pilot PUT Crew Visitor
Name: Pilot PUT Crew Visitor
Name: Pilot PUT Crew Visitor
Balloon Entry Fee:
NWBAC Members - £0.00. Non-Members - £15.00 (includes Club Membership).
Balloon details...
Reg no(s).:
Manufacturer(s):
Size/type:
Pilot's Licence No.:
Insurance company:
Pilot Declaration - I confirm that all paperwork including, but not limited to, insurance; certificate of airworthiness; CAA licence; medical; in respect of the balloon & pilot(s) named above are valid and that the above balloon and associated equipment are properly maintained and updated for the purpose of flying and/or tethering at this event. (Please ensure all relevant documents are available at the meet for inspection). I have read 'British Balloon and Airship Club -­- Code of Conduct for Farmers and Pilots (April 2009)' and agree to abide by this during the event. I agree to pay all charges for gas cylinders both used and part used.
Camping, per unit per night. Members: £ 8.00  Non-members: £ 10.00
(If you enter a balloon, you will become a member on paying the entry fee and that is why the camping fees are shown at the Members rate, even though the 'NWBAC Member' button above shows 'No'.)
No. of Tent-nights:
Caravan-nights:
Motorhome-nights: - giving total camping fees of £
I agree to adhere to the rules & regulations of the campsite. I will report any damage to the meet organiser.
Dinner: Please enter your menu choices. Dinner is £ for non-members; £ for members
   
  For 'Dinner' read 'Training'!!

Please select the training you require by using the letter code...

Training Menu

Theory Training Subjects


A - Air Law (Fri)
B - Balloon Systems (Sat)
M - Meteorology (Sat)
N - Navigation (Sun)
H - Human Performance (Fri)

Practical Training Subjects

T - Tethering training
F - Flight training
C - Crew Training

Safety Seminar

S - Safety Seminar (Sun)



e.g. John Doe A C M F S
Name: Menu choice: (eg A D J)
Name: Menu choice: (eg A D J)
Name: Menu choice: (eg A D J)
Name: Menu choice: (eg A D J)
Name: Menu choice: (eg A D J)
Name: Menu choice: (eg A D J)
  Total dinner fees: £
(if you need to add more names, please enter again with min. details and the extra names)
Grand totals :   + Camping Fees + Dining Fees = £
*Payment method: Cheque Online
  Payment details will show on the next page and in a confirmation email. By submitting this form you agree to the Rules of the meet.
Note to Organiser - eg special dietary requirements:
  Please answer the following question to validate the form...
(anti-robot). 
Does hot air rise or fall? *
Meet Info...
Flying maps: 103, 104, 98
Directions/Address: Thornton Hall Farm Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven, Skipton, N.Yorks. BD23 3TJ 01282 841148 www.thorntonhallcountrypark.co.uk
(OS Landranger map 103) SD901483
Flying info: PRBA Members - please count yourself as a NWBAC member on the entry form as you too have free balloon entry for this meet but the website system can't handle that!!

Briefing will take place at Thornton Hall, on the camp site. Mornings 06.00 hrs Evenings 17.30 hrs. Farewell meeting (TBC) over the weekend.
Flying will take place, weather permitting, after each briefing at the farm or an alternative take off site details given at the briefing. Flying conditions may only be suitable for experienced pilots and flying restricted as a result. Any other flying from the event other than post briefing must be agreed with the meet director.

Leeds Bradford (Approach) 125.575. (Radar) 133.125 (ATIS) 118.025
Balloon Meet frequency 122.475 (Please note proximity of LBA Class D airspace to the east)
A NOTAM will be published for this event.

Sunrise 06:40 hrs BST
Sunset 19:30 hrs BST
Re-fuelling: Please arrive with full tanks. Refuelling will be from 104's, which must take place at the designated site only. Please bring your own refuelling hose. Subsidised price £40.00 per 47Kg Cylinder, (only available after first flight). Refuelling will be 09.00-09.30 & 16.00-16.30.

Please bring a signed blank cheque at first briefing or a bag of pound notes!
Other notes:
Socials; Competitions; etc.
Please note that unless you advise us otherwise your mobile phone number will be added to the “Whatsapp” temporary messaging service “NWBAC Easter” so that the meet director can message you with urgent information during the meet, (N.B. this group will be deleted once the meet is over and your mobile number removed).



Training is available for all the written examination subjects.

Final revision for those ready to sit exams and an illustration of the depth of study required for those just starting to prepare.

Please book the subjects you want using the 'menu'.

Friday - Air Law & Human Performance
Saturday - Balloon Systems & Meteorology
Sunday - Safety Seminar & Navigation
Monday - Written Exams

Practical training will also be available all weekend. Please book using the 'menu'

SAFETY SEMINAR

The BBAC is planning a series of Safety Seminars which can be presented to the regions.

The core of these will be the GASCo Safety Seminar for balloons which many of our members attended at Thornton in 2017.

Dave Court, as BBAC Training Officer, now needs help from North West and Pennine members to develop the rest of the seminar so it will jigsaw together with the GASCo balloon Seminar.

We are planning a first draft of the seminar on the Sunday of the Easter Training Weekend.

It will be a very informal trial run of the extra elements not a repeat of GASCo.

Please book "S" on the entry form to reserve a place.

Please e mail any suggestions for content to training@bbac.org

Members are welcome to suggest any safety elements they would like to see included.

Proposal so far is to include a shortened version of a study of power line incidents presented by Tim Wilkinson and Andy Austin at recent Instructor Training Days.
Other items being considered are:

Fan Safety

Accommodation: Camping available on site. PRBA & NWBAC Members £8 per unit per night, Visitors £10 per night, to be collected by the NWBAC Treasurer, Derek Grimshaw, (if not paid in advance,NWBAC, Sort Code:- 77-76-08, A/C:- 36241760)

Please camp in the large field, (not the small enclosure), and at the top end of the field as the country park use the centre of the field as part of their Safari Trek.

B&Bs and Hotels are available in and around the Skipton and Barnoldswick area.
Contact: Dave Court (Training)
Phone: 01695 570617
Email: training@nwbac.com
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