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Step 1 - Interest
Step 2 - Acceptance
Step 3 - Finalise Application

Cross Channel 2024 - Register Interest

Entry Requirements
• Minimum of 50 P1 Hours
• Valid PPL/CPL and balloon documents
• Valid passport
• You must notify your insurance company of the intended flight across the English Channel and receive confirmation from them in the form of an endorsement
• Maximum envelope size permitted is 140,000
• Minimum envelope size permitted is 50,000
• We strongly recommend the use of an inflation tank
• Must have a minimum of 2 hour duration and we strongly recommend a minimum of 3 hours
• Must carry a paper or electronic copy of an air map for Southern England and Northern France, OS Map 179 with BBAC sensitive areas
• Life jackets are compulsory for all persons in the basket
• The carrying of a life raft is optional, due to weight restrictions
• We strongly recommend the carrying of immersion suits for all persons in the basket
• Ensure that all documentation for the balloon is carried in the retrieve vehicle and that passports for all persons flying in the balloon are taken in the basket
• Note to overseas pilots, the pilot in command and/or crew chief must speak English or a translator must be present at all briefings and in the basket during the flight.

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Pilot Information
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Select your Package
All entry fees include return standby ferry travel for one retrieve vehicle / van with or without trailer plus all occupants, pilot souvenir pin badge and basket banner.

Entry fees also include overall costs such as permits, licenses and fees, support boat(s) in the channel, PR activity, launch site costs, refuelling infrastructure (overseas pilots), meteorological services, safety team and flying committee services. Airspace and local liaison (UK and France) together with all administration costs for running the event which is a huge undertaking post Brexit.

UK Pilot - Entry Fee TBC

• Nothing to pay at this point
• Return ferry trip for one retrieve vehicle and occupants
• Weather Briefings
Overseas Pilot - Entry Fee TBC

• Nothing to pay at this point
• Return ferry trip for one retrieve vehicle and occupants
• Weather Briefings
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Submit Your Interest
I confirm I am making this interest as Pilot In Command, the above is accurate and I agree to abide by the rules of the event as set out in the Pilot Briefing notes to be issued prior to the event