You can join the BBAC as a new member by completing the form below and paying by card or signing up to a direct debit. 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.

Apart from non-pilot, associate membership, your membership is valid from the date you join, for a year. New membership is only available if you haven’t been a BBAC member in the last year; if you have then you’ll need to renew your membership, please contact the membership secretary to start this process.

Non-pilot associate membership is valid for one year from 1st October until 30th September.

Membership Rate – which one to choose?

Join as a “Full” member unless you live with someone who is already a “full” member, in which case choose “Associate” and provide the full member’s membership number.

As it is now possible for membership periods to be out of sync between full and associate members, for associate members, you membership is only valid if your “full” member is a current member.

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.

There is no price difference between UK members and overseas members. However, overseas members will be sent the club magazine “Aerostat” by email, while UK members will receive it by post.

We look forward to having you as a member!

Join the BBAC now!

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, or log in to this site and renew from your dashboard.

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