Northam Ballooning Events


Media Information

If you a member of the media interested in covering the National Ballooning Championships and/or the Women’s World Hot Air Ballooning Championships, please contact our media manager Janine Pittaway via email: [email protected] 

Due to the nature of competitive ballooning events, there are a number of parameters to take into consideration. The competition course and best viewing spots will differ each day based on wind conditions. The event’s Facebook page will provide the most up-to-date information.

Media passes will be required to access balloon launch locations and the Balloon Glow outside of public access areas. Please contact the Media Manager for details.

As this is a competition, there is limited access to pilots and crew on race mornings. Any interviews or filming requests should be made to the media manager in the first instance. Morning flights will be from approximately sunrise / 6.30am to 9am. Afternoon flights will be scheduled when weather conditions are suitable.

Competition Results: These will be posted online as soon as available: RESULTS

Image & video library: Please contact the media manager for access

Press Releases (Women’s Worlds Hot Air Ballooning Championships: 

Past Press Releases (Nationals 2023):