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 06/04/2023  - 10/04/2023
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 31/03/2023 to help planning and to take advantage of the Early-payment discounts.

May Bank Holiday 28/04/2023  - 01/05/2023
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 21/04/2023 to help planning and to take advantage of the Early-payment discounts.

Wrenbury 26/05/2023  - 29/05/2023
The Cotton Arms, Wrenbury, Nantwich

Flying in the Cheshire area, between Nantwich and Whitchurch - a lovely area by the canal.
Click for Entry Form and / or Meet Info
Please enter before 19/05/2023 to help planning and to take advantage of the Early-payment discounts.

Midsummer Madness in the Ribble Valley 16/06/2023  - 18/06/2023
Edisford Bridge, Clitheroe

Flying in the picturesque Ribble Valley near to Clitheroe Castle and under the flanks of Pendle Hill or Longridge Fell - stunning!
Click for Entry Form and / or Meet Info
Please enter before 09/06/2023 to help planning and to take advantage of the Early-payment discounts.

Club Flying Meets - 2023.
Bank Holiday Weekends
Camping & caravanning on site at each.

Easter - NWBAC / PRBA joint training meeting
6 - 10 April
Thornton-in-Craven
Flying and also Pilot Training / Refresher sessions.

May Bank Holiday
28 April - 1 May
Mains Farm, Kirkoswald
Lovely countryside at a farm north east of Penrith

Spring meet
26 - 29 May The Cotton Arms, Wrenbury
Flying from the Pub

Midsummer Madness
16 - 18 June Edisford Bridge, Clitheroe
Flying in and around the Ribble Valley

Late Summer
25 - 28 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
22/02/2023
Easter Training Weekend
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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