Our Hot Air Balloon Meets - everyone welcome!
DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ON SOCIETY AT PRESENT, OUR BALLOON MEETS ARE ON HOLD. HOWEVER WE HOPE TO BE BACK IN 2021 AND HAVE ALREADY BEEN BUSY BOOKING IN WITH SITES.

PLEASE KEEP CHECKING HERE TO ENSURE MEETS ARE GOING AHEAD

STAY SAFE EVERYONE AND WE WILL BE BACK IN THE SKIES AS SOON AS WE CAN.

Our club meets are not restricted to club members, everyone is welcome.

There isn't a charge to attend our meets with or without 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.

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
Pennine Region Balloon Association - Meets Diary 2021 (as at April 2021)



JULY
23rd - 25th 'Castles in the air' balloon meet, Leyburn
**NEW VENUE** Wensleydale RUFC, Wensley Road (A684), Leyburn DL8 5ED
*****MEET FORM NOW AVAILABLE*****

AUGUST
20th - 22nd White Horse Meet
Thirsk Racecourse, A61, Station Road, Thirsk YO7 1PZ
****MEET FORM NOW AVAILABLE FOR COMPLETION****

SEPTEMBER
17th - 19th Autumn Gold
**NEW VENUE** Fishburn Airfield, Garmondsway, Bishop Middleham DL17 9DY

OCTOBER
15th - 17th Splash & Dash/Training Meet
Hibaldstow Airfield, Redbourne Rd, Hibaldstow DN20 9NN

NOVEMBER
Humber Bridge Meet


DECEMBER
18th - 19th SANTA SPECIAL
All pilots to wear Santa outfit and sleigh bells, hohoho. To fly over TBA?


For more information check the website at www.prba.org.uk or email meets@prba.org.uk

PRBA Balloon Meets
White Horse Meet 20/08/2021  - 22/08/2021
*** NEW DATE***Thirsk Racecourse, Newsham Road, North Yorkshire
THIS HAS BEEN MOVED AGAIN!

WE LISTENED AND ACTED UPON YOUR COMMENTS REGARDING A LOT OF STANDING CROP IN JULY.

2021 meet is to be held on 20th to 22nd August. Same venue as usual.

This is one of the longest running meets in our calendar, (2019 was our 21st visit!) and we have great pleasure in inviting everyone along to take part in the fun and friendly rivalry with the pilots trying their luck to win the White Horse trophy.

Once again, our trophy is currently residing over the border in Lancashire, so come on Yorkshire pilots, let's get it back home this year! Even so, Lancashire pilots are still welcome.........as is everyone.

As before, we have the usual well-drained camping and launch area.

The year we may have a very special event taking place on Saturday afternoon (as long as all the boxes can be ticked to get it there)

REGISTRATION BY 13/08/2021 PLEASE

All on-site overnight stays must be pre-booked and paid for please.

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Splash and Dash Meet ***NEW VENUE*** 17/09/2021  - 19/09/2021
Fishburn Airfield, Garmondsway, Bishop Middleham DL17 9DY
Our Splash and Dash meet has a new area to go splashing and dashing around.

We have decided that as our region extends over such a large area that we really ought to tempt you to visit new areas, so we are trekking north to Fishburn Airfield, Bishop Middleham, ooop north and not too far from the A1. Lots to visit and see around the area too.

PRBA members can compete for the Splash and Dash trophy - the divers helmet. Always a pleasure to have on your mantelpiece!

Final details are still being made as to camping etc so keep an eye on this space.

REGISTRATION BY 10/09/2021 PLEASE
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Autumn Gold Meet 15/10/2021  - 17/10/2021
Hibaldstow Airfield
Members and friends of the PRBA have been invited to a weekend of fun AND training at Hibaldstow Aerodrome.

We need to assess the need for training so if you are thinking of coming along, please let us know in advance what training is required.

The training will now be flying training/tethering etc. as the uptake for ground school training has not been massive, however we will also be holding a session for pilots to add a drop licence to their skills.

We will be based on the airfield (camping free of charge). There are also rooms available in the bunk house ranging from dorm style at 6 per night, to family rooms up to 40 per night. there are showers, toilets, a cafe/restaurant, and a bar all available on site, and lots of people jumping out of planes!

The rooms available to book are hot property so get in touch very quickly as they are booked up well in advance.

As well as training, get your competition hats on and compete for the Autumn Gold Trophy. The task is set by whoever won the trophy the previous year, so that goes to Covid19 to set the task!

We also have the 'Gassing' trophy in memory of Terry Chamberlain for you all to compete as a minimum distance task.

There aren't many balloon meets in this area and balloons are welcomed by the locals. So please come along and take advantage of a bargain weekend and ALSO A GOOD VENUE FOR THE LONG JUMP LAUNCH BEING ALMOST ON THE EAST COAST.

REGISTRATIONS BY 08/10/2021 PLEASE
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Humber Bridge Meet & Dinner 26/11/2021  - 28/11/2021
***NEW VENUE*** at Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire
PRBA's year-end meet, and being in late November our flying hours are very sociable, so do come along for good company and a spot of flying (yes, flying!).

This year we were hoping to go south of the river, but that hasn't panned out so we are on the move again, to the White Horse Inn at Gilberdyke, Brough. Not too far off the M62 and also not far from that there bridge over the large river and well placed for us to fly (yes, FLY!) north, south, east or west. So, ladies and gentlemen; light your burners and whoever can land closest to THE bridge will take home the PRBA Humber Bridge shield for the year.

Also at this meet we hold our annual Humber Bridge/Montgolfier dinner - always a good night. 2013 saw out the evening with an impromptu paper plane fight; 2014 we held the PRBA paper plane challenge; 2015 we decorated and hovered helium balloons; 2016 we went a-raiding in fancy dress, arrrhh landlubbers, we were pirates. Lots of fun and big laughs with pirate jokes and limericks and some fantastic costumes! 2017 we decided to go with the theme right under our noses - at the Old School House Restaurant - so it was school dinners - naughty school children everywhere! Exams too! 2018, we had a giant elf making fabulous balloon creations for us. 2019 was an early Christmas party and 2020 - well enough said about that year. 2021? Perhaps we should be a little reserved for our first time here. (But next year. Hmmm....).

We can bring our caravans and motorhomes to stay on site but those on site must be self sufficient in the way of toilets, showers and electricity. The White Horse Inn may have some B&B rooms ready and available too by November (watch this space). Dogs and children are very welcome too.

So, Humber Bridgies...... we bring you;
fab pub - tick,
large car park for lots of balloon trailers - tick,
launch field to fly from (YES, FLY!) - tick,
caravans etc. on site - tick,
function room - tick,
children welcome (on a lead) - tick,
dogs welcome - tick,
possible rooms available - tick,
great menu (to be posted here when available) - tick,
vegetarian and gluten free options (ditto above) - tick,
weather (we can always hope!) - tick
WHAT MORE COULD WE WISH FOR?


REGISTRATIONS AND DINNER BOOKINGS PLEASE BY 19/11/2021

We welcome everyone to join us for the Humber Bridge Montgolfier dinner whether coming to the meet or not, but we must insist on payment with your dinner order, please. Cancellations will only be accepted and refunded up to the meet registration closing date of 19/11/2021
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