RAAF hot air balloon visits Geraldton

  • Queens Park Geraldton

The Tethered RAAF Hot air balloon rides have been brought forward to Wednesday at Queens Park from 4.30pm, instead of Thursday.

Up, up, and away… the Royal Australian Air Force Balloon is currently on tour in WA and scheduled to ‘land’ in the City of Greater Geraldton on Tuesday 25 August for a three day visit. 

Over the three days, the community can enjoy the sight of the balloon flying over the City and the opportunity of free tethered flights on Wednesday 26 August where local residents will be able to experience the excitement of balloon flight first hand - weather permitting.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, Ian Carpenter, said the Air Force Balloon Tour is a great way for people to learn more about aviation and the Royal Australian Air Force first hand from Air Force personnel.

“The Air Force Balloon Tour provides a great opportunity for community members to meet RAAF personnel and learn about the Royal Australian Air Force and aviation, especially how to fly without wings and engines, ” said Mayor Carpenter.

“Residents can also experience the joy of balloon flight first hand during free tethered balloon flights available on a first come first served basis on Wednesday 26 August from 4.30-8.00pm at Queens Park, weather permitting of course.”

Early risers will be able to catch glimpses of the RAAF Balloon flying over Geraldton on the mornings of the 25th and 26th from 6.30-7.30am.

The hot air balloon will also be visiting the Walkaway Primary School on Tuesday 25 August from 10am-2pm and St Francis Xavier Primary School on Wednesday 26 August from 10am-2pm. 

You can keep track of the Air Force balloon during its tour of WA on Facebook ; Twitter @Aus_AirForce.; Instagram @AirforceAustralia