Balloon Aviation Association of New Zealand (BAANZ) is a voluntary organization run by a committee. The object of the Association is to encourage and promote hot air ballooning in New Zealand by the association of all interested parties.
BAANZ represents Balloonists in New Zealand, either recreational or commercial. BAANZ acts on behalf of balloonists to the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAA).
BAANZ has been operating in New Zealand for almost 20 years, currently under the presidency of Martyn Stacey. Martyn flies both commercially and recreationally. Martyn also takes on the role of Flight Director at balloon fiestas throughout New Zealand.
Membership (1 April-31 March)