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7PM 2nd Thursday of each Month   Balloon Association of Victoria Club Meetings (Melbourne, VIC)  

Grandview Hotel, 429 Heidelberg Rd (corner of Station Street), Farfield, VIC
11 - 19 March   Canberra Balloon Spectacular (Canberra, ACT)

17 - 18 March   World Air Sports Ballooning Commission (FAI CIA) Plenary Meeting (Hong Kong, China)  

Steve Ireland, ABF's FAI CIA delegate (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


List of FAI CIA meetings

22 - 26 March   Balloons Over Waikato (New Zealand)

14 - 17 April   Leeton social ballooning event (Leeton, NSW)  

Private balloon pilots to contact Craig Berry for more details.

Flights for the public are being offered by Picture This Ballooning (refer to their Facebook event page for more details)



18 - 25 April   Canowindra Challenge (Canowindra, NSW)

6 - 8 May   Balloon Association of Victoria's Competition Event (Benalla, VIC)

1 June to 30 September   Great Australian Long Jump competition (Australia wide)  

ABF announcement of the competition


ABF Long Jump page (members only)

2 - 6 August   Coupe d'Europe (

Mainfonds Aubeville Sud Charente, France)


To be advised.



3 - 13 August   World Air Games (Wroclaw, Poland)  

FAI CIA Announcement Page


World Air Games on Wikipedia

11 - 15 August  

36th Austrian Open Nationals (Gross-Siegharts, Austria)


Pre-Worlds for the next year's World Championships


Facebook Page

12 - 13 August   Cave Hill Creek  

For reservations phone: Ange & Tim Chandler on 03 5349 7381 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



22 - 27 August   European Hot Air Balloon Championship (Brissac-Quince Anjou, France)  

To be advised.

1 - 10 September   Australian National Hot Air Balloon Championship, Northam WA  


4 - 9 September   Women's European Hot Air Balloon Championships  

To be advised.

7 - 16 September   Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett (Epagny, Gruyeres, Switzerland)  

To be advised.

13 - 16 September   Central European Cup (Szeged, Hungary)  

To be advised.

29 September to 2 October   Hunter Valley Fiesta (Cessnock, NSW)  

Balloon Aloft

7 - 15 October   Alberquerque International Balloon Fiesta (Alberquerque, NM, USA)

21 November   Montgolfier Day (International)  

Celebration of the first hot air balloon flight in 1783.


History of Ballooning



26 January

   Australia Day Balloon Ascension at Parramatta Park (Parramatta, NSW)    To be advised.

7 - 11 August

  Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship (Naleczow, Poland)   To be advised    

18 - 25 August

  World Hot Air Balloon Championship (Gross-Seigharts, Austria)   To be advised.    



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