Hot Air Ballooning Events and Meets
This is where you can get information on where to see balloons in our region, or even join in.

Check also the Year Planner link for the complete calendar (all subject to confirmation, of course).

The late date for entries is a week prior to the meet. This is so we can sort out the gas ordering and any housekeeping with the sites but if you have left it too late, don't worry, a late entry may be possible at an increased fee level and we will try and fit you in.

See also www.balloonevents.org for a worldwide listing.
North West Balloon & Airship Club
Easter Meet & Training Weekend 28/03/2024  - 01/04/2024
Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton, North Yorkshire
A balloon meet, not just a training weekend, in delightful Lancashire countryside - or Yorkshire countryside, depending on which way the wind is blowing as this meet is right on the county boundary. Joint meet with PRBA - PRBA Members - please tick NWBAC member box on the entry form as you have free balloon entry too, of course! PLEASE NOTE: Camping is now in the field through the gate on the LEFT of the lane, opposite the loo block, not in what was the take-off field.
Click for Entry Form and / or Meet Info
Please enter before 22/03/2024 to help planning and to take advantage of the Early-payment discounts.

May Bank Holiday 03/05/2024  - 06/05/2024
Mains Farm, Kirkoswald, Penrith
This must be one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of the country with only one or two S.As within 20 miles.
Click for Entry Form and / or Meet Info
Please enter before 26/04/2024 to help planning and to take advantage of the Early-payment discounts.

Wrenbury 24/05/2024  - 27/05/2024
The Cotton Arms, Wrenbury, Nantwich
Flying in the Cheshire area, between Nantwich and Whitchurch - a lovely area by the canal.
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Please enter before 17/05/2024 to help planning and to take advantage of the Early-payment discounts.

Club Flying Meets - 2024.
Bank Holiday Weekends
Camping & caravanning on site at each.

Easter - NWBAC / PRBA joint training meeting
28 March - 1 April
Thornton-in-Craven
Flying and also Pilot Training / Refresher sessions.

May Bank Holiday
3 - 6 May
Mains Farm, Kirkoswald
Lovely countryside at a farm north east of Penrith

Spring meet
24 - 27 May The Cotton Arms, Wrenbury
Flying from behind the Pub (closed now, unfortunately, but camping still OK)

Midsummer Madness
21 - 23 June Edisford Bridge, Clitheroe
Flying in and around the Ribble Valley

Late Summer
23 - 26 August Bouth
Flying from Black Beck Farm in South Cumbria

Other Club Events

Sunday Fly-outs - when possible and practical - not all year.
On the first Sunday of the month fly-outs or social events may be arranged around the region.
Check back regularly in this day and age for any changes to plans!
Latest News
29/01/2024
2024 Year Planner
05/02/2023
2023 Balloon Meets Entry Fees
21/03/2022
Club Members awarded for services to ballooning by BBAC at the AGM
22/01/2020
Hawarden Radio Mandatory Zone
22/09/2019
News Updates

 
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