8 weeks to go until the World HAB championships in Saga, Japan.

It feels like only yesterday that I was in Lithuania at the women's world championships yet we are now less than 2 months away from the open world championships. This will be my first open world championships and I will be competing against 110 of the worlds best balloon pilots! The Australian balloon team will be represented by 3 pilots; Matthew, myself and Peter Wright. It isn't just the pilots that need a mention, we will be travelling with our biggest and best team yet. All up there will be 16 (!!) team members, complete with independent wind-reading team, a photographer, a social media/tech support guru, a team manager and then our own various crew members too!

Have a look at this video that Andrew Robertson has put together and while you are at it, visit our team website here to read more about the team and competition ballooning.