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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Canberra Balloon Spectacular

Canberra Balloon Spectacular

The Balloon Spectacular is an ACT annual event. It is one of the many events celebrating Canberra’s birthday and is a major component of Enlighten. It commences on Saturday of the Canberra Day long weekend and goes until the end of the following weekend. 7am start and about 10.30 finish. Venue Patrick White Lawns between the National Library and the lake. 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 Patrick White lawns 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 will endeavour 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.
If you would like to volunteer please email Catherine with
Dates you anticipate you can come – if unsure of the dates, still let me know that you are interested
Pilot/s you would like to be teamed up with if they come to Canberra
If you have been approached by a pilot please let me know. I still need to know for insurance purposes.

Please contact Catherine directly. Don’t hesitate to ring with any questions or comments.

0414 011 949


Activity Status : Approved

Activity Type : Trip

Activity Grade : Not Required

Date From : 09/03/2024

Date to : 17/01/1970

Max Vehicles : -1

Start Time : 5:00 am

Assembly Location : Patrick White Lawns between the National Library and the lake

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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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