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Pilot Registration

Welcome to the 46th annual Ottumwa Pro Balloon Race. Elks #347 Ottumwa  Pro Balloon Races Charity Fundraiser. This event is one of the largest in our  area in June, starting on Wednesday the 19th and runs through Sunday the 23rd. The OPBR will be held June 21st-23rd. There will be entertainment, a large  carnival and activities for the entire family running through the weekend. Come  join us for a fun filled weekend!!! 


Registration will be limited to 25 balloons to compete in this year's event. 

We have Competition flights scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday morning,  Saturday evening and Sunday morning (contingency plan if flight is weathered  out). We will also be hosting a night glow on Friday and Saturday night. 

You will be given a hotel room for two nights and your propane for the  weekend. Come full, leave full.  

Entry Fee is $75 per pilot. Checks should be made payable to:  Ottumwa Pro Balloon Races. 

Please fill out the PILOT ENTRY FORM on the next page and return  with your check to: 

  Elks Lodge #347

   413 S Iowa Ave 

Ottumwa, Iowa 52501 

Registration and Check both need to be turned in to reserve your spot. Deadline is March 31st. First come first serve. 

If you need more information about the event or have any questions, please  contact:

Mike Swallow 641-777-6106 , Brian Bennett 641-777-6227 or

Tim Hance/Kellie Rocha at 641-980-0120.

Soft landings, 

Elks #347 Ottumwa Pro Balloon Races

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