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
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.
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.
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.