2011 NATIONALS - CALENDAR

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The calendar below is a preliminary outline and subject to updating as planning for the event develops.

 

2010

 

THURSDAY 30th DECEMBER

Closing date for competition entries in the 2011 Australian National Hot Air Balloon Championsip

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2011

 

SUNDAY 2nd JANUARY

Entry time for competition entries extended.

 

SATURDAY 5th FEBRUARY

8:00am OBSERVER TRAINING

 

SUNDAY 6th FEBRUARY

4:00pm OBSERVER TRAINING

 

SATURDAY 26th MARCH

9:00am OBSERVER TRAINING

 

SUNDAY 28th MARCH

9:00am OBSERVER TRAINING

 


SATURDAY 2nd APRIL – FRIDAY 8th APRIL

10:00am - Check-in for competition Practice flights.

 

FRIDAY 8th APRIL

10:00am - All Officials check in.

 

SATURDAY 9th APRIL

 

17th Australian Hot Air Balloon Championship commences

5:30am - Weather Briefing only

6:00am– Private practice flight

12:30pm -  Officials Lunch

2:30pm – Pilot Registration

4:00pm – No afternoon Briefing or flying.

5:00pm - Night Wine and Food Market

5:00pm - Balloon Glow Briefing

5:30pm - Balloons Assemble at Ovals

6:00pm - Official Opening

6:30pm - Balloon Glow and welcome function

7:30pm – Night Rugby Match

7:30pm - Tailgate Party at Night Markets

7:30pm - Balloon refueling.

 

Start of Orange F.O.O.D Week 2011

 

SUNDAY 10th APRIL

 

5:30am – Canowindra Cup Briefing

6:30am - Canowindra Cup competition flight

7:00am – Balloonists Breakfast

9:00am – Refueling

12:30pm – Officials Lunch

1:00pm - Officials and Target Teams Briefing

2:00pm - Championship Master Briefing

3:30pm – Canowindra Cup Briefing

4:00pm – Canowindra Cup competition flight

6:00pm - Refueling

 

 

MONDAY 11th APRIL

 

Competition flights morning and afternoon

5:30am - Morning Briefing

7:00am - Balloonists Breakfast

Morning - Refueling

12:30pm - Official’s Lunch

3:30pm - Afternoon Briefing

4:00pm - Competition Flight

6:00pm - The 100 Mile Dinner – Gaskill Street, Canowindra

6:00pm - Special Dinner at the Old Vic Inn

6:00pm - Balloonists and Observers Catering

6:00pm - Refueling

TUESDAY 12th APRIL

 

Competition flights morning and afternoon

Breakfast, lunch and refueling as for Monday.

 

Evening – To be advised

 

WEDNESDAY 13th APRIL

 

Competition flights morning and afternoon

Breakfast, lunch and refueling as for Monday

 

Evening – To be advised

 

THURSDAY 14th APRIL

 

Competition flights morning and afternoon

Breakfast, lunch and refueling as for Monday

 

Evening – To be advised

 

FRIDAY 15th APRIL

 

Competition flights morning and afternoon

Breakfast, lunch and refueling as for Monday

 

Evening – To be advised

 

SATURDAY 16th APRIL

 

5:30am - Briefing

Reserve Championship Competition flight and a

Canowindra Cup reserve Competition flight, open

to all competition and fiesta pilots.

 

Breakfast and Lunch as for previous days.

 

6:30pm - Presentation Dinner at Canowindra High School

 

SUNDAY 17th APRIL

 

Morning - Pleasure flights

 

Departure of Balloonists

 

 

 

 

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