Meet Entry Form and Info

Please complete and submit - a confirmation email will be sent to you automatically with payment details. Meet information is lower down on the page. By submitting this form, you agree to abiding by all the conditions below.
(* are mandatory fields for the form to work)

It's fine to book in your balloon first and your camping booking later, if it helps - but be aware of the cut-off dates for payment.

Easter Meet & Training Weekend Click for Meet Info...
28/03/2024 - 01/04/2024
Your details...
  By sending your personal information you are agreeing to it being recorded and used for the purposes of administering the event.
*Name: Pilot PUT Crew Visitor
Mobile: Telephone (home):
*Email: NWBAC Member? Yes No
Please enter before 22/03/2024 so we can arrange sufficient resources and to get early-payment discounted balloon entry - 0 for Members and 15 for non-Members. Thank you.
(Standard Entry Fees: 15 and 20 after this date).
Team Members...
(if you need to add more names, then please send an extra entry 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.
Balloon details...
Reg no(s).:
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: 12.00  Non-members: 17.00
If some of your camping party are not NWBAC members, please book them in accordingly.
These early-payment discount rates are for Camping booked and paid for prior to 22/03/2024, after which all camping will be at the Standard Rate of 17 per night for Members and 22 for non-Members. Thank you.
Members:– Number of camping-unit nights:
Non-members:– Number of camping-unit nights:
Giving total camping fees of £

I agree to adhere to the rules & regulations of the campsite and to keep dogs on a lead whilst on the camping field or take-off field. I will report any damage to the meet organiser.

The Club regrets that, due to unacceptable lack of control of and cleaning up after some animals at previous meets, any non-compliance with these perfectly reasonable conditions will result in a person or persons initially being warned and subsequently asked to leave the event. Exclusion of the person(s) from future Club meets is likely.

Dinner: Please enter your menu choices. Dinner is £0.00 per person.
  For 'Dinner' read 'Training'!

Please enter the subjects you would like to attend in the 'Menu choices' underneath this box.

Theory Training at the Stone Trough Hotel, Kelbrook.

A - Air Law - 09:00hrs
H - Human Performance - 13:00hrs

M - Met - 09:00hrs
Afternoon: potential exams in subjects already taught, TBC

N - Navigation - 09:00hrs
B - Balloon Systems - 13:00hrs

Exams TBC

Throughout the weekend, on the launchfield, weather permitting
F - Flight training
T - Tethering
CT - Crew training - a great introduction to hot air ballooning

Contact for Training is Ann Rich

Name: Menu choice: (eg 1-5-9)
Name: Menu choice: (eg 1-5-9)
Name: Menu choice: (eg 1-5-9)
Name: Menu choice: (eg 1-5-9)
Name: Menu choice: (eg 1-5-9)
Name: Menu choice: (eg 1-5-9)
  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 = £ **
**Note:: Internet Explorer and Edge don't behave like other browsers and may not adjust this figure automatically when selecting 'NWBAC Member' and entering a balloon, so please amend manually. Firefox, Chrome and Safari are working fine.
*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. Please ensure that fees are paid in full prior to the late entry cut-off date or your entry will be cancelled and you will need to re-book.
Note to Organiser - eg special dietary requirements:
  Please answer the following question to validate the form...
Does hot air rise or fall? *
Meet Info...
Flying maps: 103, 104, 98
click to enlarge

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven, Skipton, N.Yorks. BD23 3TJ 01282 841148
(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 Farm, on the camp site. Mornings 06.00 hrs Evenings 16.30 hrs. First briefing Thursday evening.
Farewell meeting (TBA) over the weekend.

There will be a WhatsApp group, based on the mobile numbers on your entry form, to report landing locations and for official meet & training information. Please ensure we have mobile numbers for everyone who might need such info.

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 (Radar/Approach) 134.580.
(Please note proximity of LBA Class D airspace to the east)

Balloon Meet frequency 122.480
A NOTAM will be published for this event.

Sunrise/set: Friday 29/03/2024 - 05:47 / 18:41
NB - Clocks go forward overnight 30-31st March
Sunrise/set: Sunday 31/03/2024 - 06:42 / 19:43
Re-fuelling: Refueling will be from 104's and must take place at the designated site only. Please bring your own refueling hose. Refueling will be announced at briefing. Please arrive with enough gas to fly Friday PM. No gas will be available until after your first flight. Payment for Gas is by bank transfer, cheque or cash to Derek Grimshaw, please.
Other notes:
Socials; Competitions; etc.

A 'thank you' bottle for farmers, labelled with your details. A label design has been formulated and a limited number will be available at the meet. But bottles won't! so please bring some!

NB: Landing details will still be required for Admin and H&S reasons.

Frisbee Golf - on a course set up at the campsite - TBC.

The ever popular Curry Night on Saturday, at the Four Elephants, Foulridge, all being well. Details at briefing.

Accommodation: Camping available on site, cost as indicated on the entry form. Please camp in the large field on the left of the drive, gate across from the loo block, not the small enclosure or the take off field on the right (see field marked in the what3words link above).

B&Bs and Hotels are available in and around the Skipton and Barnoldswick area.
Contact: John Hartley
Mobile: 07973 439773
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