23rd Australian Hot Air Ballooning Championships - Northam, WA
The ABF has awarded a sanction to Northam Ballooning Events Inc. to run the 23rd Australian Hot Air Ballooning Championships in Northam, Western Australia.
The Championships will be held from the Monday 2 May to Saturday 7 May 2022, with check-in on Friday 29 April and two weekend practice days prior to competition.
Northam has run a very successful Nationals over years, most recently in 2015 and 2017, with Matthew Scaife winning in both years. Sean Kavanagh is the current champion, winning in Mudgee in 2019 and he is looking forward to defending his title.
Gary Lacey will be the Event Director, directing his 4th Australian Nationals joined by John Wallington (Safety Officer) and Steve Ireland (Chief Scorer).
This Nationals will use the new Balloon Live Sensor developed by the The Balloon Live Team of the FAI Ballooning Commission.