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
The Flying Man (and women) of Pocklington Festival 11/05/2018  - 13/05/2018
Allerthorpe, East Yorkshire
Come and be a part of the Flying Man Festival and enjoy the carnival atmosphere in the village. 2018 is the 14th Flying Man Festival held in Pocklington, near York, and it is all in honour of Thomas Pelling, the infamous 'Flying Man' who didn't manage to fly very far, apart from vertically, and sadly to his death.

This year the Flying Man is pleased to announce that he is to be joined by the flying ladies as we are joining forces with the very lovely Ladies Meet.

Competing as always for the Flying Man trophy - awarded to the pilot who flies the closest to the church tower.

We have a huge launch and camping area at Allerthorpe Lakeland Park.

Barbeque on site on Saturday evening with fun under the marquees until we all stagger home to our various forms of abode!

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

On site watersports are available too including sailing, kayaking, swimming in the lake (if you are brave enough), or take the more comfortable option, and watch from the warmth of the cafe.
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Henge Hoppers Meet 08/06/2018  - 10/06/2018
Kirklington, North Yorkshire
2018 is the 6th Henge Hoppers meet at the Camp Hill Estate and hopefully going from strength to strength.

Pilots are invited to compete for the fabulous Henge Hoppers trophy with a new twist on the challenge - the furthest away from the centre henge of the three Thornborough Henges will be the winner.

We are also considering a trailer towing championship on site, details will be updated as the idea takes shape.

We have a camping area, or you could contact Camp Hill to find out if they have any yurts, hobbit pods, camping barns, teepees or domes still available to rent for the weekend. Camp Katur has been voted one of the top forty places to stay in the WORLD!

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

There is plenty to do on site when not flying, eating or sleeping - from 'Aerial Extreme' to Segways; from horse riding to water-zorbing.
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White Horse Meet 13/07/2018  - 15/07/2018
Thirsk, North Yorkshire

This is one of the longest running meets in our calendar, (2018 will be our 20th visit!) and we have great pleasure in inviting everyone along again to take part in the fun and friendly rivalry with the pilots trying their luck to win the White Horse trophy. No cheating!

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

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

Saturday night (after the flying of course) we will be holding the 'pub quiz' again and promise to make the questions slightly easier this time. All entrants pay a 1 each, teams as big as you like - winning team takes the pot, ..... and no internet allowed!!!
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Driffield Steam & Vintage Rally 10/08/2018  - 12/08/2018
Driffield, East Yorkshire
See all things steam-driven - vehicles, fairground rides, etc. Vintage Road Run Saturday evening.

Limited to six teams of four people.

Free camping and free entry to the entire weekend's rally.
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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.
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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.
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Other U.K. Balloon Meets
Brocklesby Park Country Fair 16/06/2018  - 17/06/2018
Brocklesby, North Lincolnshire
Contact Terry Marsden mob: 07778 843540

Free camping throughout the weekend; free entry to Sunday's Country Fair; a good launch site and free gas in return for tethering during Sunday.

Brocklesby Park is in the vicinity of Humberside International Airport. All balloons must be radio-equipped to communicate with Humberside ATC.

For more information about the country fair, check out Brocklesby Country Fair
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 09/08/2018  - 12/08/2018
Ashton Court, Bristol
More information
York Balloon Fiesta 28/09/2018  - 30/09/2018
Knavesmire Racecourse York
Contact yorkballoonfiesta@gmail.com for more information.
Overseas Balloon Meets
Sagrantino Italian Challenge Cup 22/07/2018  - 05/08/2018
Todi & the Sagrantino Wine Valley
More information
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 06/10/2018  - 14/10/2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
More information
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