June 25, 2017

written by
Grant McHerron

Nationals in Northam, WA (September 2017)

As mentioned earlier this year, the Northam Aero Club in Western Australia will be running the 2017 Australian National Ballooning Championships from September 1st to 9th.

Pilot registrations are still open until 30th June 2017 and the organisers have prepared a collection of incentives for those who join the event.

While you can find more information on the event website ( we have two documents available to read from our website:

Documents available:

June 20, 2017

written by
Grant McHerron

BAV's Safety Seminar on the 8th of July, 2017

For all Commercial, Private and Student balloonists, Crew and any other interested parties.

The Balloon Association of Victoria (BAV) will be hosting a safety seminar on the 8th of July at Tooradin Airport Victoria. We are privileged to have a fantastic line up of guest speakers, including:

  • Neville Blyth, ATSB, who will be coming especially from Canberra and will be discussing a balloon fire incident that occurred in Canberra
  • Dr John Pasco, Emergency Specialist, Werribee Hospital who will be talking about dealing with hot and cold burns
  • Gordon Buller, Elgas, who will be speaking and demonstrating about LPG and its properties

Please arrive by 11:30am for a 12:00 lunch at your own cost.

Entry fee will be $20.

Please come and support BAV!

Contact: Matthew Dutneall (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), BAV Safety and Technical Officer