December 2017

merry christmas from bav

This year Ian and Sue Robinson and Glenda and Rolf Dennler each received a Lifetime Membership Award for their contributions to the club over the years. Thank you from all at BAV. 


September 2017

the great australian long jump

Congratulations Rolf Dennler on winning this years Long Jump competition. Rolf flew 220.6 km in 4 hours 48 minutes, using 144 litres of fuel. Congratulations also to Richard and James Michell who successfully followed Rolf on the ground all the way from Benalla in Victoria to Leeton, New South Wales. 


August 2017

mount buller

BAV members flew over Mount Buller in celebration of Rolf Dennler's 70th birthday... HAPPY BIRTHDAY! See the video here.


August 2017

Cave hill creek - 25 year anniversary 

Balloons Victoria celebrated 25 years of the annual Cave Hill Creek Ballooning Get Together in what was yet another magical weekend of flying, craft making and joyful catch ups. BAV would like to thank all at Cave Hill Creek for their wonderful hospitality. For more information on Cave Hill Creek see:


July 2017

bav safety seminar

In his new role as Safety and Technical officer for the Balloon Association of Victoria, Matthew Dutneall organised a successful safety seminar on and around the theme of LPG and its properties. The seminar was held on 8th July 2017 at Tooradin Airport and emphasised the importance of safety for pilots, passengers and crew. 


May 2017

student check flight passed

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S to Matthew Dutneall on becoming a Balloon Pilot.  BAV would also like to thank Pete Dutneall and Ronald Kent for all your help in getting another pilot into the air. 


May 2017

2017 bav state championships

Congratulations to Ronald Kent on wining his 6th state championship title after three days of competition. Thank you to all who took part and to Steve Ireland for setting the tasks and keeping track of the scores. 


April 2017

Easter weekend


April 2017

bav mini training camp

Congratulations Ella and Josie on getting one step closer to becoming pilots. 


March 2017

canberra balloon spectacular

Thank you to Michael Reid of Cracefulphotography for capturing our club balloon Vicky as she flew high (and low) over Lake Burley Griffin.

March 2017

Canberra balloon spectacular



February 2017

Vicky went to a wedding

Never one to miss a good party, BAV was delighted to accept an invitation to do a tethered flight at wedding! Thank you to Alli Oughtred at for the photos. 


January 2017

bav has a new flag

A big thank you to Chris Brown for designing our new flag, which is now flying high at the club hut in Benella. 


December 2016

merry christmas from bav


December 2016

lifetime membership award

Audrey and Barry Leak have been awarded the BAV Lifetime Membership Award for their contribution and dedication to the club over the past 25 years. Thank you for all you have done. 


November 2016

Montgolfier Day 2016

BAV members gathered in Benalla and took to the skies in celebration of the 234th anniversary of the very first hot air balloon flight. 


May 2016

The flying show

The Flying Show recently joined BAV in Benalla. Watch the short video here or enjoy the full episode here.


May 2011

The Hang Glider drop

See the video here.