Competition balloonists in Australia have been spoilt this year with TWO competitions being held within a year! The Northam Nationals start at the end of this month. This event is the Australian National Championships and will determine not only the Australian Champion but also the final team member that will join Matt and I to represent Australia at the 2016 Saga World Championships. There are a few top pilots who really want that last spot so it should be a very competitive week!
Our team will be arriving on the 28th and 29th August and the competition kicks off on Monday 31st. The shipping container to transport 8 balloons from the east coast to the west is being packed as I write this. I’m really looking forward to flying in Northam, it looks like a beautiful area to fly and it will be my first competition in Australia that is not in Canowindra so it will be nice to be competing in an area that is mostly new for everyone.