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Membership is open to anyone interested in ballooning be they Commercial Operators, Private Pilots, Pilots under Training (PUTs), Retrieve Crew, Photographers romantics or people who simply enjoy being around balloons.


Members do not have to live in the Region – many join because they fly in the area or they enjoy attending our monthly meetings, which are held on the Third Thursday of each month except December.

The committee arranges a mixture of speakers, some instructional, some entertaining, and some on topical issues. Above all emphasis at the meetings is on good fellowship and the opportunity to meet others interested in our sport.


The membership year runs from 1st January each year and costs £10 per person. Family membership is available for £15 and this covers up to 4 people.  We strongly recomend that every balloonist becomes a member of the BBAC the national ballooning body. The BBAC distributes important information directly to pilots and all members.


Also if you are a BBAC member you can buy "top up Insurance" which will cover you to drive the retrieve vehicles of other BBAC covered teams



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