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View Annual Meeting LIVE!

View Annual Meeting LIVE!

The BFA's Annual General Meeting and Awards Presentation will be held on Saturday, October 3rd starting at 1:00 pm MST at the Cutter Pavilion on Fiesta field. Thanks to volunteer, Paul deBerjeois,...

Meet With Us at 2015 Fiesta

Meet With Us at 2015 Fiesta

 2015 BFA Annual Meeting

2015 Election Results

The 2015 BFA elections have been completed and the results are posted here.  

2015 Great Eastern Balloon Camp was Terrific!

Thanks to everyone (individuals, groups, and companies) who have supported, donated, and volunteered for the BFA's Great Eastern Balloon Camp, which ended July 16, 2015. The 25 teens who attended our...

2015 High Sierra Camp Success

  The BFA's 2015 High Sierra Junior Balloonist Camp held in Reno, Nevada last week was a great success. 25 campers attended this fun and educational event.    The High Sierra Balloon...

2015 Election Candidates Announced

Take a 2015 Safety Seminar On-Line

Junior Balloonist Camps Reach Capacity

On-Line Seminar Registration

Take The Pledge!

Two Eagles Complete Record Breaking Flight

Two Eagles headed across the Pacific

January 2015 BALLOONING is On-Line

Gift Memberships Available

2015 Junior Balloonist Camps Annouced

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Hot Air Competition Division

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Interested in Hosting the US Nationals?

Interested in Hosting the US Nationals?

The BFA HACD is looking for great sites for competitions.    The Hot Air Competition Division of the Balloon Federation of America (BFA/HACD) is the sanctioning organization for national...

Back to Back, Johnny Petrehn Wins Title #3 in Longview!

Back to back Champion, Johnny "3-peat" Petrehn takes home another crown from the 4th and final year of the US Nationals in Longview, TX!

HACD Meeting and Open Forum at US Nationals

The HACD Board will hold a regular board meeting 7/22 in Longview and host an Open Forum on 7/23.

2015 US Nationals Rules and Map files

  Here you will find the approved 2015 Rules and Map files for the BFA US Nationals in Longview, Texas now available for download.  The rules and regulations for the US National Championship...

2015 US Nationals Pilot List 7/1

The HACD and Great Texas Balloon Race have updated the 2015 US National Championship Pilot List as of 7/1.

2015 Nationals Maps

2015 US Nationals Applications Received

US Nationals Invitation 2015

Simplified Competition Rules

2015 National Eligibility List Task Results

2015 US National Eligibility List

2014 NEL System Finalized

2015 Rules, Regulations, and Policies

HACD Board Elects Officers

Women's Team USA Blog!

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Gas Division

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2014 Gordon Bennett Race Results

2014 Gordon Bennett Race Results

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2014 Gordon Bennett Event Rules

2014 RULES & REGULATIONS 58ème COUPE AÉRONAUTIQUE GORDON BENNETT FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship     2014_Gordon_Bennett_Rules.pdf

US Teams Announced for the 58th Gordon Bennett Race

  The 2014 US Representatives for the 58th Gordon Bennett Race have been announced! You can learn more about the 2014 Gordon Bennett Race at:  http://www.gordonbennett2014.org/Home.html The...

Types of Gas Balloon Landings

The following is an excerpt from: Flying - The memoirs of Emilio Herrera. "During this period I made numerous balloon ascents (about seventy), some "Comfortable" (without overturning the basket", some...

Flying in a Gas Balloon

Perhaps the most thrilling of all aeronautic sports is free ballooning. The feeling one has, as the earth rapidly drops away from the ascending balloon, is one that cannot be described in words. The...

Gas Ballooning Links

Gas Rating Requirements

Important Dates in Gas Ballooning History

Who Invented the Gas Balloon?

Gas Division Board Members

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Professional Ride Operators Division

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New Division Name - P.R.O.

New Division Name - P.R.O.

Hello Balloon Ride Operators!  The Balloon Ride Operator’s Division of the BFA has officially changed to Professional Ride Operators, The board feels the name change will better suit and explain...

BROD Benefits

BROD Benefits

 Learn about the benefits of joining the ride operators.     Benefits of membership for balloon ride operators: Exclusivity – Represent yourself and your company as the...

Ride Operators Registration Open

The newly-formed BFA Balloon Ride Operators Division (BROD) is now registering members. Visit their website for more information at BFA Balloon Ride Operators Division

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The BFA is a 501c3 non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of the sport and science of lighter-than-air aviation, both hot air and gas balloons. Founded in 1961, membership in the BFA is open to anyone who shares a fascination with Lighter Than Air flight.

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