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 on the left for the complete calendar and a summary sheet can be downloaded here.

The late date for entries is a week or two prior to the meet, (see the Entry Form for details). 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 is possible at an increased fee level and we will try and fit you in.

See also for a worldwide listing.

2021 BALLOON MEETS - Covid-19 Pandemic.

Keeping fingers crossed and thinking positively for 2021, our planned balloon meets are below.

We have booked the 2021 Easter Training Weekend venues - Thornton Hall Farm and the Old Stone Trough for theory work (see below).

It is, of course, subject to Government guidelines at the time.

Club Meetings that are usually on the 3rd Tuesday of the month are cancelled for the moment.

North West Balloon & Airship Club
Easter Meet & Training Weekend 02/04/2021  - 05/04/2021
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!
Ribble Valley Meet 30/04/2021  - 03/05/2021
Edisford Bridge, Clitheroe

Flying in the picturesque Ribble Valley near to Clitheroe Castle and under the flanks of Pendle Hill or Longridge Fell - stunning!
Wrenbury 28/05/2021  - 31/05/2021
The Cotton Arms, Wrenbury, Nantwich

Flying in the Cheshire area, between Nantwich and Whitchurch - a lovely area by the canal.
Midsummer Madness Meet 25/06/2021  - 27/06/2021
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.
August Bank Holiday
in the Lake District
27/08/2021  - 30/08/2021
Black Beck Farm, Bouth, Near Ulverston

Back at this popular location. Fantastic scenery in the Lake District.
Club Flying Meets - 2021.
Bank Holiday Weekends
Camping & caravanning on site at each.

2 - 5 April Thornton-in-Craven
Flying and also Pilot Training / Refresher sessions

May Day
30 April - 3 May Ribble Valley Meet
Edisford Bridge, Clitheroe

Spring Bank
28 - 31 May Wrenbury
Flying from the Pub

Midsummer Madness
25 - 27 June Kirkoswald
Lovely countryside at a farm north east of Penrith

Late Summer
27 - 30 August Bouth
Flying from Black Beck Farm in South Cumbria

Other Club Events

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