Air Force Balloon Joins Canberra Balloon Spectacular

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The Air Force Balloons will participate in the annual Canberra Balloon Spectacular 10-18 March 2018 inclusive. Up to three Air Force Balloons will be flying each day.

The Balloon pilots will begin inflating the Air Force balloons on the lawns of Old Parliament House every day during the event at 6.15 am. They will then ascend into the sky, joining other hot air balloons to float across the nation’s capital.

For over 26 years, the RAAF Balloon has travelled throughout Australia visiting communities and schools, inspiring an interest in aviation among young people and promoting the professionalism of the Air Force.

All flying and displays are subject to change due to weather conditions.

Further information: 

Information on aircraft noise and current flying activities is available at, or by calling 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362)