• Hot air ballooning in New Zealand


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BAANZ (Balloon Aviation Association of New Zealand) is a New Zealand-based organisation founded to support balloonists and promote the sport of hot air ballooning in New Zealand. We’re a non-profit and run by a small team of volunteer committee members, ranging in age, expertise, and location across the country.

Internally, BAANZ aims to provide its members with current information regarding aviation safety, pilot and crew training, and technology for the purpose of keeping New Zealand pilots as safe and informed as possible both in the sky and on the ground.

New Zealand hot air ballooning is a small, multi-faceted community, built on a foundation of passionate recreational and commercial balloonists. BAANZ originated as a support organisation to provide a united voice for all New Zealand-based balloonists, especially in regard to liaising with the CAA and media.

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