'The balloon seems to stand still in the air while the earth flies past underneath'

Alberto Santos-Dumont, 1904

 

May 2018

2018 victorian championships

The 2018 Victorian Championships was conducted on the weekend of the 5th and 6th of May with Benalla putting on perfect weather conditions on both mornings.  

Andrew Robertson from NSW made the trip down from Sydney for some practice before heading to the World Championships in Gross Siegharts, Australia in August. His father was a previous winner, winning the Championships back in the 1980's. Andrew has recently become a club member. The rest of the field was made up of club members, Martin Tregale and Joni Jones. Steve Ireland (ACT) was again our Director.    

Fresh off his second at the Canowindra Challenge behind World Champion Johnny Petrehn and in his brand new Balloony McBalloonface Kavanagh EX-60 racer, Andrew took a clean sweep of the first three tasks on the first morning, a JDG (Judge Declared Goal), followed by another JDG and then a FON (Fly On). The second morning saw another three tasks, a JDG, MDD (Maximum Distance Double Drop) and a FON and another clean sweep to Andrew.  Martin Tregale did well in his first competition event, being within the MMA (Marker Measuring Area) for all tasks. Joni and Rolf flew together and I am sure you will see them both back next year. Check out the final results at our facebook page, Balloons Victoria

 

April 2018

social flying weekend

 

April 2018

balloons victoria has a new pilot!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S  David on passing your check flight and becoming a balloon pilot. 

 
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March 2018

balloons victoria has a New pilot!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S  Alana on passing your check flight and becoming a balloon pilot. 

 

March 2018

Easter weekend at Benalla

 

March 2018

Canberra balloon spectacular 2018

 

 

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: www.cavehillcreek.com.au

 

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 allioughtredweddings.com 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 Benalla. 

 

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. 

 
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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.