2019 Australian National Ballooning ChampionshipMudgee, Australia

Thursday Afternoon Flight is CANCELLED30 May 2019 - 12:59
Next briefing is Friday at 05:30
Complaint and Response29 May 2019 - 11:50
Attached is a letter of concern received from Competitor #9 and the Event Director's response.
Wednesday's Flights Cancelled29 May 2019 - 10:40

Due to strong winds, both the morning and afternoon flights on Wednesday 29 May 2019 have been CANCELLED.

Next Briefing Thursday morning 05:30

Tuesday Afternoon Flight is CANCELLED28 May 2019 - 12:11
There will be no briefing or flight on Tuesday afternoon (28/05/2019).

Next briefing Wednesday 29/05/2019 at 05:30

Monday Afternoon Flight is CANCELLED27 May 2019 - 11:38

Due to strong winds. There will be no briefing on or flight Monday afternoon (27/05/2019).

Next briefing Tuesday 28/05/2019 at 05:30

General Briefing Notes and General Safety Guidelines26 May 2019 - 10:10

Attached are the General Briefing Notes and General Safety Guidelines

Common Launch Areas26 May 2019 - 09:57

Attached is a waypoint file for possible Common Launch Areas (CLA) that may be used during the Event.

These are not "free for all" areas; you should still attempt to obtain landowner permission if you want to use them as Individual Launch Areas or before entering the property for retrieve.

Task Data Sheets25 May 2019 - 09:37
Task Data Sheets (TDS) will be posted here:
Inflation Fan Safety24 May 2019 - 11:17

The ABF has requested that the organisers of the 2019 ANBC make all competitors and crews aware of the recently released Safety Alert regarding inflation fan safety.

Competition Officials we be monitoring for compliance with best practice fan operation and management.

A copy of the ABF's Safety Alert is available below.

Powerline Safety Presentation23 May 2019 - 13:29
The Safety Officer has prepared a short presentation on powerline safety. Please read and absorb.
Calibration File for Updated Powerline Map21 May 2019 - 20:24
A calibration file for version 2 of the powerline map is available here

If you want to download all of the map files, including the calibration file, that can be done here
Powerline Map - UPDATED VERSION17 May 2019 - 17:45
An updated version of the power line map is now available.

The OZF version is available here ; 

The JPEG version is  https://drive.google.com/a/abf.net.au/file/d/1LonDF2XLYWUPIX5WAenWEP-mZizoEiQz/view?usp=sharing
Official Goal List16 May 2019 - 14:41
The Official Goal List together with the associated .wpt file is now available in the attached file.

For further information see Rule II.12, Rule 7.8 and Rule 12.1.3
Powerline Map14 May 2019 - 16:25
Available here is a version of the competition map with powerlines overlaid. This map version is provided in the interests of safety, however it cannot be guaranteed as 100% complete. There may be powerlines that do not appear on this map.

An OZF version of the map is available here; and a JPEG image available here.
Drug and Alcohol Policy12 May 2019 - 18:35

For the 2019 Australian National Ballooning Championships, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules concerning anti-doping, including alcohol abuse, will be applied. Please see the attached document.

Also, please note that anyone who is performing (or is available to perform) a 'safety sensitive aviation activity' (as defined in the Civil Aviation Regulations) can be tested by CASA.


PZ List v1.010 May 2019 - 14:27
Please find attached v1.0 of the PZ List for the 2019 ANBC. Also available is a .wpt file for your use.
DO NOT FLY in the vicinity of Mudgee without reference to this list.
Official Map10 May 2019 - 13:47
The Official Map for the 2019 ANBC is now available in OZF format at this Link
If you require a JPEG image for use in your mapping software this is also available here.
CASA Air Display Approval6 May 2019 - 14:40
CASA have issued an Air Display Approval for the 2019 Australian National Balloon Championships. A copy is attached here. All participating pilots must comply with the terms and conditions set out in this Approval.
The Rules11 April 2019 - 17:33
The Rules for the Australian National Ballooning Championship 2019 have been approved by the Australian Ballooning Federation and are available here for download
ANBC Mudgee 2019 Registration Form7 December 2018 - 20:00
Please find below the ANBC Mudgee 2019 Pilot Registration Form to download. Note there is no Fiesta flying at this event.
ANBC Mudgee 2019 Invitation7 December 2018 - 19:51
The International Balloon Flight Company and Competition Team would like to invite you to the Australian National Ballooning Championship 2019 in Mudgee, NSW.

We are excited to introduce a new competition flying area to Australian competition ballooning and with plenty of support in the region, you're sure to be welcomed by many friendly faces.

Mudgee is an attractive and sophisticated country town of fine old buildings, located in the broad, picturesque and fertile Cudgegong River Valley. Surrounded by gently undulating hills it is noted primarily for more than 40 superb vineyards and outstanding providores, cafes and restaurants which accompany the vineyards and cellar doors.

Please find your Invitation attached with Registration Form to follow shortly

We look forward to seeing you in late May 2019