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INFORMATION FOR COMPETITORS

Friday 1 Sept3.00 pm - 5.00 pm: Formal Registration and Check in.
Saturday 2 SeptAM Practice flights
PM Community Event Northam Recreation Centre.
Night Glow, Displays, Details TBA
Sunday 3 SeptAM Practice flights
2.30 pm General Briefing Bert Hawke Oval.
Monday 4 SeptAM Task Briefing and Flight
PM Task Briefing and Flight
Tuesday 5 SeptAM Task Briefing and Flight
PM Task Briefing and Flight
Wednesday 6 Sept  AM Task Briefing and Flight
PM Task Briefing and Flight
Thursday 7 Sept AM Task Briefing and Flight
PM Task Briefing and Flight
Friday 8 Sept AM Task Briefing and Flight
PM Task Briefing and Flight
Saturday 9 Sept (Reserve Competition Day) AM Briefing for Key Grab Task or similar.
6.00PM Presentation Awards Banquet, Northam Recreation Centre,
Details TBA



BULLETINS

HIRE VEHICLES: We have again negotiated a discounted price on hire vehicles from Northside Rentals, for Competitors:
Single Cab Ute $29 per day
Dual Cab Ute $40 per day
Mitsubishi Outlander 4WD $60 per day
Hyundai Accent manual $20 per day
Hyundai Accent auto $25 per day

All vehicles, except the Hyundai Accent have a tow ball, and all include 100 kms free per day.
Includes GST, standard Damage Cover as per Rental Agreement, 24 hour roadside assistance, vehicle registration & licensing fees, and 100 km free per day averaged out over the hire period. Excess km: $0.33 per km ($0.28 per km for Hyundai)
**NOTE: Airport office located approx 5 mins from Perth Domestic/International Airport ($15-$26 taxi fare).

Please contact Northside Rentals to make a reservation, and for detail on all terms & conditions
E: airport@northsiderentals.com.au
F: (08) 9277 4360

Mobile communications:
Mobile and wi-fi coverage in the Northam Area is somewhat limited. In this Agricultural Region the most reliable reception is with the two major carriers, Telstra and Optus. As the recall procedure and other important information will need to be conveyed by text message, Pilots are advised to research that their mobile phones will operate in the area.


Registrations: Pilot registrations for the 2017 National Ballooning Championships, and the Geoff Green International Memorial Cup, are now open. The Event is open to Australian and International Pilots who are holders of a Private Pilot Certificate, and who have a minimum of 50 hours PIC. Pilots must be members of the Australian Ballooning Federation (we will assist International Pilots to gain a temporary membership), and the balloon must carry minimum A$2 million Third Party insurance.

Please click on the link below to send an email request to our Registrar, for expression of interest/registration forms. An entry fee of $200 will be payable to finalise your registration, prior to the closing date of 31st May 2017.
northamnationals@yahoo.com.au

The Organisers are once again keen to show Competitors that their participation is highly valued. Full detail of the incentives that we are offering can be accessed (and printed) by clicking the link below:.
Pilot incentives.

The Organising Team looks forward to once again welcoming Pilots from across Australia and overseas, to fly over our scenic Avon Valley, at the most beautiful time of year. Also, to enjoy the friendly hospitality of Northam Town, which for many decades has been a ballooning ‘Mecca‘ for Aeronauts from around the globe.


Keep watching this website and also our facebook page for information updates: FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK


KEY LOCATIONS ON YOUR ARRIVAL

LOCATION STREETLATITUDELONGITUDE
Northam AirfieldWithers Street 3137" 45" 116 41" 27"
Muresk InstituteMuresk Road
Spencers Brook
3144" 57" 11640" 54"
Northam Visitor's CentreGrey Street31 39"06"116 40"17"
Burt Hawke ReserveSuburban Road
(off Clarke Street)
31 38" 25" 116 39" 49"
Northam Recreation CentreJubilee Oval
Peel Terrace
31 39" 01"116 40" 36"


NORTHAM and COMPETITION AREA


Northam is located ~ 100km east of Perth, capital of Western Australia. Travel between Perth and Northam is via the Great Eastern Highway, with travel time of approx. 1 hr. The Great Eastern Highway is aligned east west, and is the major road route connecting Western Australia with the eastern States. The Great Eastern Highway Bypasses Northam Town site to the north, with several connecting routes to the Town Centre. Other significant roads in the area connect Northam with Toodyay, Goomalling and York Town sites.

The competition area extends approx... 40 km north/south, and approx.. 30 km east/west. Topography of the area is interesting with the Avon River flowing from south to north, through the Northam Town Centre. The Mortlock River North and Mortlock River South, are to the east of the Avon and flow in opposite directions to join near the Northam Airfield. That river then flows into the Avon, to Toodyay then through the Darling Scarp to Perth and the Indian Ocean as the Swan River. These river systems are seasonal and often produce interesting local micro meteorology.

The competition area extends loosely from Irish Town (north) to Mackie Siding (south), and from Berry Hill (west) to Meenaar (east).

Northam is a service centre and an agricultural based Town. Significant road and rail infrastructure are focused on the Town Centre. The Region"’s agriculture is generally wheat / sheep in nature. There are several stud farms in the area and crops are typically wheat, barley, canola and export hay. Landing options are slightly reduced in the pre-harvest period of the Event, but compensate with spectacular scenery.

There are two Airfields in the competition area, the Northam airfield, and the Skydive Express airfield and DZ at Mackie Siding.

Flying over Northam




Photo: Damien Hays

Photo Sharon Pedler


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Latest update : March 1, 2017

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