Our Hot Air Balloon Meets - everyone welcome!

DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ON SOCIETY AT PRESENT, OUR BALLOON MEETS ARE POSTPONED. HOWEVER WE WILL LEAVE THESE AS 'LIVE' ON THE SYSTEM JUST IN CASE THE WORLD MAKES A RAPID RECOVERY AND WE CAN HOLD THEM.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU CHECK BACK HERE IF INTENDING TO COME ALONG TO A MEET.

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



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 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.

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
Splash and Dash Meet ***NEW VENUE*** 25/09/2020  - 27/09/2020
Still waiting for the Covid-19 restrictions to be lifted but hoping to hold a meet over this weekend.

PRBA members only can compete for the Splash and Dash trophy - the divers helmet. Always a pleasure to have on your mantelpiece!
Click for Entry form and Meet Info
Autumn Gold Meet 09/10/2020  - 11/10/2020
Hibaldstow Airfield
Members and friends of the PRBA have been invited to a weekend of fun AND training at Hibaldstow Aerodrome.

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. Also, the village pub, The Wheatsheaf, have four double/twin rooms at around 65-70/night. Bargain!

We have test driven the food there too and it was really good. Tel: 01652 659595 or email wheatsheafhotel@outlook.com, the landlord would love a flight by the way!


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 last year.

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.

Click for Entry form and Meet Info
Humber Bridge Meet & Dinner 13/11/2020  - 15/11/2020
The Cave Castle Hotel, South Cave
PRBA's year-end meet, and being in December our flying hours are very sociable, so do come along for good company and a spot of flying.

This year we are going back to The Cave Castle Hotel at South Cave (not far off the M62). For those who remember the meet being there over 20 years ago, welcome back!

Also at this meet we hold our annual Humber Bridge dinner - always a good night. 2013 saw out the evening with an impromptu paper plane fight; so in 2014 we held the PRBA paper plane challenge; 2015 we decorated and hovered helium balloons, 2016 we went a-raiding in fancy dress, arrrhh 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???? Perhaps we should be a little reserved for our first time back here. (But next year......caves.....hmmm....)

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.
Click for Entry form and Meet Info
   
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