Our Hot Air Balloon Meets - everyone welcome!
Below you will find listed our forthcoming meets, but please keep checking as the list will change when new meets are ready to be advertised. Our club meets are not restricted to club members, everyone is welcome.

There isn't a charge to attend our meets without a balloon, and it is just 10 registration with a balloon, there may be a small charge towards overnight stays in tents/caravans and motorhomes and this will be specified on the entry form. These need to be booked in advance please.

If you would like to join us, we ask that you register via the relevant meet entry form below under "Click for Entry form and Meet Info". This is simply so we can keep you up to date with what is going on and to let you have further details as necessary.

The closing date for entries is usually the Saturday prior to the meet to allow us to finalise the details with the site. However, if you have left it too late and the deadline has passed by, don't worry, just get in touch and we will try to fit you in.

For more information about our meets, please contact the club's meet organisers; Alex and Elaine Smith, via the email address; meets@prba.org.uk or telephone 07974 316123
PRBA Balloon Meets
Naburn Lock 'Splash & Dash' Meet 21/09/2018  - 23/09/2018
Naburn Lock, York
Once again, we head back to Naburn Lock Caravan Park for the weekend, and being so close to the river what better pilot challenge than a Splash & Dash?

For the pilot who achieves the (best) S&D (or attempt), the Diver's Helmet trophy will be theirs to cherish (and polish) for the year!

John Russon won it two years on the trot - 2014 and 2015, with Malc Skilbeck stealing it from under his nose in 2016, the trophy was back in God's Own County for a year, then Derek Grimshaw took it back to Lancashire in 2017, so look out those Lancastrians we going to get it back again! Friendly rivalry only you understand!

If you are staying on site at Naburn Lock Caravan Park, please do not forget to contact them to confirm your place in addition to completing the PRBA entry form. Catherine at Naburn is wanting confirmation of eligibility to access the reduced camping rate so please GIVE HER THE PASSWORD OF 'SPLASH AND DASH'.
Click for Entry form and Meet Info
Autumn Gold Meet 05/10/2018  - 07/10/2018
Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire
The Autumn Gold meet is now in its 6th year and, following a break from High Grundon Farm in 2017 due to the saturated ground (we had so much rain late summer 2017!), we are back to this friendly site for another relaxed ballooning weekend. Let's hope for the weather of 2015 and 2016, and perhaps even better.

We are just down the road from Thornton-le-Dale, which is the quintessential 'chocolate box' village and well worth a visit.

Bring your choice of tent, caravan or motorhome; book an onsite camping pod or even one of the lovely cottages.

There is plenty of local accommodation too - check out welcometopickering.co.uk for a host of hotels, guest houses, B&B's etc. in Pickering and the surrounding area.

Why not come to the meet and make a week of it by staying on for Pickering's 1940s Wartime Weekend?

The pilots will be chasing the Autumn Gold trophy again, and the task will be set by last year's winners.
Click for Entry form and Meet Info
Other U.K. Balloon Meets
York Balloon Fiesta 28/09/2018  - 30/09/2018
Knavesmire Racecourse York
Contact yorkballoonfiesta@gmail.com for more information.
Overseas Balloon Meets
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 06/10/2018  - 14/10/2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
More information
   
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