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.

Social flying will resume when daylight, weather and concerns over Covid-19 permit.

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

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

See also for a worldwide listing.
North West Balloon & Airship Club
Easter Meet & Training Weekend 15/04/2022  - 18/04/2022
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!
Click for Entry Form and / or Meet Info
Ribble Valley Meet 29/04/2022  - 02/05/2022
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
Wrenbury 27/05/2022  - 29/05/2022
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
Midsummer Madness Meet 24/06/2022  - 26/06/2022
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
August Bank Holiday 26/08/2022  - 29/08/2022
Black Beck Farm, Bouth, Near Ulverston

Fantastic scenery in the Lake District.
Back at this popular location.
Click for Entry Form and / or Meet Info
Club Flying Meets - 2022.
Bank Holiday Weekends
Camping & caravanning on site at each.

Easter - NWBAC / PRBA joint training meeting
15 - 18 April Thornton-in-Craven
Flying and also Pilot Training / Refresher sessions.

May Bank Holiday
29 April - 2 May Ribble Valley Meet
Edisford Bridge, Clitheroe

Spring meet
(moved from Spring/Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend)
27 - 29 May Wrenbury
Flying from the Pub

Midsummer Madness
24 - 26 June Kirkoswald
Lovely countryside at a farm north east of Penrith

Late Summer
26 - 29 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 are arranged around the region.
Check back regularly in this day and age for any changes to plans!
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