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The Great BBAC Licence Swindle – Head above the parapet(Comments Off on The Great BBAC Licence Swindle – Head above the parapet)

November 22, 2020

The Great BBAC Licence Swindle – Head above the parapet Having largely failed to get any meaningful discussion or response from the British Balloon and Airship Club (BBAC) Flying Committee’s commitment to remaining fully aligned with EASA and without any clear intention to prepare for the departure from EASA on 31st December this year, after […]

The Ups and Downs of the Great British Balloon Licence – Chris Dunkley

Its been a cracking day, the winds light and variable and the temperature still t-shirt. My dog and I have walked miles and watched a balloon float gently across the sky, albeit very slowly, and land almost where we cut into the woods. Pleasant happy waves exchanged with the retrieve crew. A degree of considered, […]

Corrie Virutrolic nasty thing and the Balloon Clubs

With the lockdown having been extended into June, throughout the UK the regional balloon clubs have issued guides and notes to pilots and many planned events and get-togethers cancelled or are being revued on a rolling basis. Within the clubs, from early on, members had all agreed that flying was going on hold and, following […]

Strange times – The 5th Leap Meet, Feb 2020 – Peter Dowlen reports

I am writing this in strange times, we are in lockdown and, as I sit here in glorious April sunshine, I am reminiscing back to the very last balloon event, held in normal times, in the UK. I am speaking, of course, about the 2020 Leap Meet, held in Llandovery, South Wales, at the end […]


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