Monthly Meetings

The club's monthly meeting are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm at the Deakin Football Club. The club's AGM is held during the October meeting.

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Balloon Spectacular, Canberra

Balloon Spectacular, Canberra

The Balloon Spectacular is an ACT annual event. It is one of the many events celebrating Canberra’s birthday. For this reason it commences on Saturday of the Canberra Day long weekend and goes until the end of the following weekend. Once more we have been asked to provide support crews to local, interstate and overseas pilots. We have been doing this for many years and our participation makes the event the success it is. Volunteers help pilots set up balloons, with crowd control sometimes necessary, follow or chase your balloon so that you arrive in time to help the pilot land safely, deflate, pack up and drive back to the lawns at Old Parliament House, refilling gas bottles on the way. There is a complimentary hearty breakfast and time to socialize afterwards. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with old friends and make new ones. Its also highly likely that you will be able to take in the sights of Canberra from the air as your pilot endeavours to take up all crew over the 9 days weather permitting. You don’t have to volunteer every day. Let me know which days you can come, whether you can tow a 4×8 trailer and if you have a preference for a pilot or balloon shape. Training is on the job with your friendly pilot. Pilot registration opened this month and closes in February so details of pilots attending are currently unavailable. Register online here and email Catherine Panich or ring 0412 866 375


Activity Status : Approved

Activity Type : Social Event

Activity Grade : Not Required

Date From : 07/03/2020

Date to : 15/03/2020

Max Vehicles : -1

Start Time : 6:00 am

Assembly Location : Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parkes ACT, Australia,-35.3022644,149.12973409999995,Old Parliament House,,Canberra,ACT,,

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The club provides two levels of membership

full member           family member

To be a Full Member you must own a suitable four wheel drive vehicle and hold a driver's licence. Basic Driver Training is provided only to the Full Members. Partners and family members of the Full Member are categorised as Family Members and may undertake Basic Driver training by becoming full members but pay only the annual membership fee component (not the joining fee) and may revert to family membership after 12 months. Details of all membership entitlements are provided at Section 3 (1) of the club by-laws.

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