East Midlands Balloon Group is an affiliated region of the BBAC (British Balloon and Airship Club) representing ballooning in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Formed in October 1998, the EMBG evolved from a group of pilots and enthusiasts meeting once a month to socialise. The already established Midlands Balloon Group was based in the West Midlands and therefore not so convenient for balloonist living in the East of the region.

EMBG is proactive in organising social events and training seminars as well as some very popular balloon meets within our area. Membership is not restricted to living in the area and we have several members from all the over the country.

Although EMBG started out as a social group for Balloon enthusiasts eager to meet more people in the East Midlands region of England, we have become inclusive to those from all around the world. We'd love to start picking up our overseas aviation enthusiasts direct from the airport, however there are a few little things known as air-space restrictions standing in our way (and we would all like to keep hold of our licenses thank you very much!).

We might not be able to pick you up by balloon, but there are more than a few options for travelling in England, so we can get you from the airport and back into the skies again as soon as possible.

E-mail us at: info@embg.org.uk