Fly high at Australia’s ballooning championships


September 1 (TravelAndy): The 2017 National Ballooning Championships will ‘kick-off’ with a Community Festival in the Town of Northam tomorrow, incorporating a spectacular Balloon Night Glow and science demonstration workshops, including model balloons.

The National Ballooning Championships will be based at the Northam Airfield and consist of a number of competitive hot air balloon tasks, including five days of early morning and late afternoon competitive flights, providing the stunning spectacle of 25 to 30 colourful balloons taking to the air. 

The competition culminates in a specialised event on the final day, known as a ‘Key Grab’, in which all the balloons endeavour to fly in to the Airfield, to retrieve a key placed high on a pole. The Championships will decide Australia’s nominees to the next World Ballooning Championships.

The even will start on September 2 and continue till September 9, 2017. Entry is free.


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