The ABF

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Australian Ballooning Federation

The Australian Ballooning Federation is responsible for the day to day administration of sport ballooning in Australia, and is contracted to carry out safety and surveillance duties for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

As the principal ballooning body in Australia, the ABF is responsible for:

 

  • Safety issues
  • Landowner relations
  • Maintenance and publication of the official operations manual for balloonists
  • Training of pilots, instructors and examiners, and
  • The issue of private pilot, instructor and examiner certificates.

The ABF is not responsible for commercial ballooning in Australia, that responsibility resides with CASA.

Contact Details

E-mail: AusBallooningFed@bigpond.com

Web Site: www.abf.net.au    

Postal Address: Australian Ballooning Federation
PO Box 402 EMERALD, Victoria 3782 Australia

Phone:+61 3 5968 6533

Fax:+61 3 5968 6599

Office Hours...
Monday & Wednesday - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday & Friday - 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sport Ballooning:
The ABF is affiliated with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the international body responsible for sport aviation, through the Australian Sport Aviation Confederation, and has close links to the FAI Ballooning Commission (CIA).

Constitution:
The ABF is governed by a detailed constitution setting out the minimum standards and requirements for its organisation and management.
Download a pdf copy of the ABF Constitution. (240kb)

Office Bearers:

President:              

Paul Gibbs

paul@colourspace.com.au

Vice President:        

Peter Dutneall

dutneall@dcsi.net.au

Secretary/Treasurer:

Martin Tregale

mtregale@bigpond.com

Administrator:        

Dale Allen

AusBallooningFed@bigpond.com

Operations Manager:

Ian Robinson

bflights@bigpond.net.au

Safety Officer:       

Bob Cook

roulette483@yahoo.com.au

Training Officer:      

Ian Hogben

iankarz@tpg.com.au

QLD Delegate:   

Ben Forrest

willowie1@bigpond.com

NSW/ACT Delegate: 

Kel Lewis

albertklewis@hotmail.com

Vic & Tas Delegate:  

Ronald Kent

envirofix@hotkey.net.au

SA & NT Delegate:

Kathryn Knipe

karzie62@hotmail.com

WA Delegate:        

Donna Tasker

donna.tasker@bigpond.com

National Observer:   

Scobie Peart

sun4wd@hotkey.net.au

CIA Rep:                

Steve Ireland

sji213@webone.com.au 

Webmaster

Les Springett

idea@tpg.com.au

 

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