Air Force Balloons participate in Canberra Balloon Spectacular

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Up to three Royal Australia Air Force (RAAF) hot air balloons will participate each day in the annual Canberra Balloon Spectacular from 9 - 17 March 2019. 

The Balloon pilots will begin inflating the RAAF balloons on the lawns of Old Parliament House every day during the event at 6:15am. The balloons will then ascend into the sky, joining other hot air balloons to float across the nation’s capital.

For more than 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 RAAF.

DATE:             Saturday 9 March to Sunday 17 March 2019

TIME:              6:15am

LOCATION:    Lawns of Old Parliament House, Canberra, ACT

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

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