01 – 09 September 2017
Following the hugely successful Event in 2015, the ABF has awarded the sanction to the Northam Aero Club to host the Australian National Ballooning Championships in 2017. These will be conducted in conjunction with the Geoff Green International Memorial Cup. The experienced Organisers are keen to once again show Competitors that their participation is highly valued.
The following summarises the incentives that we are offering:
■The opportunity to fly over one of the most scenic flying areas in Australia, at the most beautiful time of the year, and under the guidance of Australia’s best Competition Direction Team. The Avon Valley has proven its consistent weather reliability for many notable ballooning activities, including the 2015 Championships which were held at the same time of the year, and 10/11 flights were achieved.
■Free LPG for the duration of the event, for competing balloons.
■A significant travel and accommodation assistance package of $1,000 for each balloon attending from outside Western Australia, available at check-in.
■Overseas Pilots are also welcomed to register to compete in the International Memorial Cup, and should contact the Operations Manager directly, to discuss any assistance that can be provided to facilitate participation.
■Assistance for teams from interstate with sourcing additional local crew & drivers.
■Accommodation booking assistance from the Northam Visitors Centre. Whilst they are not a booking agency, they can assist visiting teams to identify the best type of accommodation in the Northam area, to suit their requirements.
■Pilot plus Crew Chief item of high quality Event Apparel
■Two tickets to the Presentation Award Banquet
■Tickets to Airfield breakfast for Pilot & Crew Chief after each morning flight.
■A unique, limited-edition, Event Memento for each participating Pilot.
■Flown Covers: We will ask competing Pilots to fly, and sign, a number of stamped, commemorative envelope covers. These will be cancelled by Australia Post Northam with a special pictorial Event postmark, and are highly prized by philatelic collectors. A set will be given to each Pilot flying them, other sets will be sold, with proceeds again being donated to the Perth Children’s Hospital.
■We will award a significant winners prize, trophies, participant awards, and nominated individual task prizes.
For more information please visit our website www.northamnationals.com or contact the 2017 National Ballooning Championships Operations Manager Gren Putland: email@example.com
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