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.

2020 BALLOON MEETS - Covid-19 Pandemic.

Following guidelines from the government about the current pandemic, the committee has decided to postpone all of our social events as well as unfortunately cancelling our Thornton in Craven Easter training meet, Ribble Valley, Wrenbury & Midsummer.

The committee will be reviewing later socials & meets nearer the time. We appreciate that some people who have booked to join us have also booked accommodation and we apologise for any inconvenience but the health of all of you is paramount.
Please keep yourselves safe and we will keep you updated as thing change.

James Marshall
Chairman NWBAC

AUGUST UPDATE.... The August Bank Holiday in the Lake District Meet will take place, all being well, as a non-flying, Club get-together with distanced socialising but possible inflations and ground activities. See the Balloon Meets page and the entry form for more details.

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

Club Meetings.
3rd Tuesday of the month but see above.

North West Balloon & Airship Club
Ribble Valley Meet 07/05/2020  - 10/05/2020
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 22/05/2020  - 25/05/2020
The Cotton Arms, Wrenbury, Nantwich

Flying in the Cheshire area, between Nantwich and Whitchurch - a lovely area by the canal.
Midsummer Madness Meet 19/06/2020  - 21/06/2020
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 28/08/2020  - 31/08/2020
Black Beck Farm, Bouth, Near Ulverston

Back at this popular location. Fantastic scenery in the Lake District.

This year, the meet will be a no-fly get-together due to the Covid-19 situation. As government guidelines and local conditions are fluid, it may be necessary to change arrangements or cancel the meet.

It's hoped that some ground training and tethering may be possible, following relevant guidelines.
Click for Entry form and Meet Info
Club Flying Meets - 2020.
Bank Holiday Weekends
Camping & caravanning on site at each.

10 - 13 April Thornton-in-Craven
Flying and also Pilot Training / Refresher sessions

May Day
7 - 10 May Ribble Valley Meet
Edisford Bridge, Clitheroe

Spring Bank
22 - 25 May Wrenbury
Flying from the Pub

Midsummer Madness
19 - 21 June Kirkoswald (TBC)
Lovely countryside at a farm north east of Penrith

Late Summer
28 - 31 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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