Western Region, British Balloon and Airship Club (WRBBAC) is the local club for balloonists in the South West. A major concentration of members is in the Bristol-Bath area but members live all over Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and further afield.

Western Region is a club for balloonists – it is not a balloon club and it does not operate its own balloons nor offer paying balloon flights to the public. It provides the best entry into the Sport Of Ballooning for new balloonists, with the opportunity to meet existing balloonists and to get involved in Sport Ballooning. Training courses for pilots and crew members are run frequently.

Western Region club meetings take place monthly in the “winter” for indoor events such as talks from famous balloonists and twice monthly for flying events in “summer”. All details are published in the newsletter “Hotline” and in “Hotline on-line” on this website.

Western Region also manages liaison with landowners, landowning bodies, air traffic control and local authorities on behalf of its members. Many privileges of launch site or airspace access are only available to Western Region members.

To join Western Region go to our Join WRBBAC page. Explore the world of ballooning in the Western Region through this website. Western Region members can access the latest information in the members’ area.If you are simply looking for a commercial balloon flight for yourself or as a gift then we suggest searching our flights page where you will be spoilt for choice.