the great australian long jump
Congratulations Rolf Dennier 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.
BAV members flew over Mount Buller in celebration of Rolf Dennier's 70th birthday... HAPPY BIRTHDAY! See the video here.
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
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.
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.
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.
bav mini training camp
Congratulations Ella and Josie on getting one step closer to becoming pilots.
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.
Canberra balloon spectacular
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.
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.
merry christmas from bav
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.
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.
The Hang Glider drop
See the video here.