Useful links
Photo courtesy Jannice Baker
NWBAC Facebook Page
Join us on our facebook page for regular updates and information
www.facebook.com/nwbac
NWBAC Crew Corner
A group on Facebook to allow Pilots and Crew to post their availability or request if anyone is free to fly or crew. Send a request to join (and an admin user will approve you). Once approved, members can post requests or availability directly on the site and that post becomes visible to members of the group only.
www.facebook.com/groups/648627501970185/
NWBAC Twitter Page
Follow us on Twitter
www.twitter.com/NWBAC
Weather :: Ballooning Forecast
Aviation service from the Met Office. Requires registration.
secure.metoffice.com/aviation/aviationProductList.do?action=balloonfc
Weather :: XC Weather
Handgliders Forecast
www.xcweather.co.uk/
Weather :: Met Office
General forecast
www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/manchester-greater-manchester#?tab=map&map=SignificantW
Weather :: BBC
BBC general forecast
www.bbc.co.uk/weather/
Pennine Region Balloon Club
Our sister club over the Pennines
www.prba.org.uk
British Balloon and Airship Club
This is the first port of call for anyone interested in Hot Air Ballooning, whether as an existing pilot, an aspiring pilot, or someone with a general interest in ballooning as spectator or crew; Hot Air Balloon maintenance and technical matters.
www.bbac.org
The British Association of Balloon Operators
Although ballooning in the UK has one of the best safety records in the world and is one of the safest forms of aviation; it is prudent to always check you are using a properly licensed operator when you purchase a balloon flight. All BABO members are current holders of an Air Operators Certificate and have signed up to a Code of Conduct to ensure the very highest of standard are met. As a result, all BABO members will strive to provide excellent customer service and care, and use national terms and conditions of sale which are registered with the Office of Fair Trading.
www.babo.org.uk
Balloon Events List
A listing of worldwide hot air balloon events, from club grass root events, to the big festivals.
www.balloonevents.org
The Civil Aviation Authority
The Civil Aviation Authority is the UK's specialist aviation regulator.
www.caa.co.uk
Useful Knots
A page of animated instructions on how to tie common knots.
www.animatedknots.com/
Balloon Manufacturers - Cameron Balloons
www.cameronballoons.co.uk
Balloon Manufacturers - Ultramagic
www.ultramagic.com
Balloon Manufacturers - Kubicek
www.kubicekballoons.cz
Balloon Repairers - Easy Balloons
www.easyballoons.co.uk
Hull Aero Club
Linley Hill Airfield, Linley Hill Road, Leven, Beverley, East Yorkshire. Pennine Region hosts for the annual Humber Bridge meet in November. Very friendly club with great club house, and opportunities to learn to fly in a variety of aircraft.
www.hullaeroclub.co.uk/
John Hartley Associates Limited
The designers of this web site.
johnhartley.co.uk
   
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