Become a York Balloon Fiesta Pilot

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus, we have changed our dates

In line with government advice and with the safety of our visitors, traders, entertainers and pilots safety in mind, we have postponed York Balloon Fiesta until May 2021. We will be releasing application forms later this year. Please check back here.

Applications are open!

Night glow at York Balloon Fiesta 2019

York Balloon Fiesta, now in it’s fourth year, has become an exciting event in the balloon pilots calendars.

With previous years attracting over 30 pilots and 40,000 attendees, it is quickly becoming a staple of everyone’s calendar.

We’re looking for pilots to to entertain and amaze crowds as part of an exciting three day festival. Tell us if you would like to take part in mass balloon launches, the exciting Night Glow events and daily tether.

As well as hot air balloons, there is an impressive range of musical entertainment, amusement park rides and displays on throughout the weekend. So even when you’re not our flying, there’s plenty to do.

Want to be one of our pilots? Fill in an application form today.