You can join the BBAC as a new member by completing the form below and paying by card. You will then be sent a confirmation email with your new membership number and website logins to update your details on this (membership) site, as well as the members-only members’ site. If you’re looking to join the BBAC-NFU Mutual insurance scheme, you will need the link supplied in your confirmation email, which will direct you to the correct page to apply for insurance.

Membership is valid from 1st October until 30th September. If you join in August or September, your membership will be valid until the end September the following year. Otherwise your membership will be valid until the first 30th September to come along. New membership is only available if you haven’t been a BBAC member in the last five years; if you have then you’ll need to renew your membership, please contact the membership secretary to start this process.

Membership Rate – which one to choose?

Join as a “Full” member unless you live with someone who is already a “full” member, or are just looking to join for the insurance cover, in which case choose “Associate” and provide the full member’s membership number.

If you are a pilot or pilot-under-training (PUT), you must join at the Pilot/PUT rate, otherwise join at the non-pilot rate.

If you live in the UK or the Crown Dependencies, choose “UK” membership, otherwise you’re an Overseas member.

We look forward to having you as a member!

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Please use this form to become a member of the British Balloon and Airship Club! If you are trying to renew, you should use the renewal invitation sent to your email address.

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