Hot Air Ballooning Events and Meets 2018 - 2019
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 on the left for the complete calendar.

Please enter a week or two prior to the meet so we can sort out the gas ordering and any housekeeping with the sites.

See also for a worldwide listing.
We have a “guest” Meet Director for each club meet this year.

North West Balloon & Airship Club
Easter Meet & Training Weekend 19/04/2019  - 22/04/2019
Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton, North Yorkshire

A NWBAC/PRBA joint balloon meet for all with an emphasis on training. Preparation for all the written examinations with exam papers available. Instructors and Examiners available for training flights and tethers.

Training courses based at The Old Stone Trough, Kelbrook. Flying and camping from Thornton Hall Farm.

Please try to enter before 28th March to help with planning.

Joint meet with PRBA - PRBA Members - please tick NWBAC member box on the entry form as you have free balloon entry too, of course!
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Ribble Valley Meet 03/05/2019  - 06/05/2019
Edisford Bridge

Based at Edisford Bridge camp site with full camping facilities.

We have the rally field to ourselves. Flying next to Pendle Hill in the beautiful Ribble Valley.

Please try to enter before 14th April to help with planning.
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Wrenbury Meet 24/05/2019  - 26/05/2019
The Cotton Arms, Wrenbury, Nantwich

Based att a CAMRA pub on the banks of the Shropshire Union canal. Camping at very reasonable rates. Good food. Excellent flying countryside.

Please try to enter before 10th May to help with planning.
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Middsummer Maddness 28/06/2019  - 30/06/2019
Mains Farm Camp Site, Penrith, CA10 1DH
Middsummer Maddness
Take off at First light on a midsummer Sunday morning. Fly as far as you can but be back in time for breakfast.

Stunning area to fly and we are making a weekend of it. Local pubs in walking distance. There are “pods” on site or camp on the rally field. Full camp site facilities.

Full details on the entry form.
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Lake District Meet 23/08/2019  - 26/08/2019
Black Beck Farm, Bouth, Near Ulverston

Fly in fantastic scenery in the glorious Lake District from a launch site between Coniston and Windermere.

Please try to enter before 1 August to help with planning.

Lots to do between flights:
Grizedale Forest - Go Ape, Walks, Cycle Hire
Escape Rooms at Newby Bridge (book early)
Steam railway and lake steamer.
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Club Flying Meets - 2019.
Most Bank Holiday Weekends
Camping & caravanning on site at each.

19 to 22 April 2019

Balloon meet for all, with an emphasis on training. A joint Pennine/North West meet on the Yorkshire & Lancashire Border. Fabulous flying area.
Theory classes for all the written examinations. Instructors and Examiners available as well as plenty to do in the surrounding area.

Camping and Flying - Thornton Hall Farm Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven.
Theory training - The Old Stone Trough, Kelbrook.

May Bank Holiday

3 to 6 May 2019 - Edisford Bridge, Clitheroe.

Enjoy fantastic flying in the beautiful Ribble Valley countryside, based next to Pendle Hill, as well as plenty of places to visit, eat and drink, come and join us at this North West meet. Excellent camping and caravan site, as well as other accommodation available.
Spring Bank Holiday

24 to 27 May 2019

Based at the Cotton Arms Pub, next to the Llangollen Canal, you’ll find a great combination of good flying, plenty to visit, and local places to stay including campsite next to the pub at this North West Meet.

Nr Newby Bridge, Cumbria

23 - 26 August 2019 - Bouth, South Lakes

Outstanding flying available around (and sometimes over) Lake Windermere. Come along to our relaxed and friendly North West Meet, in South Lakes. Great camping and other local accommodation, a very popular meet for balloonists, lots to do between flights.

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On the first Sunday of the month fly-outs or social events are arranged around the region.
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