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Register Now For Reno

Register Now For Reno

You still have time to register! On-Line registration ends on April 12th. The 2015 BFA Convention will be held in Reno, Nevada will be held April 16-19, 2015 at the Silver Legacy Resort & Casino....

On-Line Seminar Registration

On-Line Seminar Registration

The 2015 BFA Online Continuing Education Seminar Webinar will be presented live from the BFA Convention in Reno, Nevada on Saturday, April 18th. You can register at SEMINAR REGISTRATION. The BFA Seminar...

Take The Pledge!

The BFA Youth Program invites you to Take the Pledge To Support Youth in Ballooning! With your help, we can introduce the sport to thousands of kids across the Country and ensure the future of...

Two Eagles Complete Record Breaking Flight

Two Eagles balloon pilots Leonid Tiukhtyaev and Troy Bradley landed safely just outside Puerto San Carlos, Baja California, Mexico on Saturday, January 31, 2015, after completing their successful attempt...

Two Eagles headed across the Pacific

Pilots Leonid Tiukhtyaev from Russia and BFA Board member Troy Bradley from the US are underway to navigate their helium balloon more than 6,000 miles from Saga, Japan to North America. One of their...

January 2015 BALLOONING is On-Line

Summer Camp Registration Underway

Gift Memberships Available

2015 Junior Balloonist Camps Annouced

Board Approves Pricing Changes

Thinking about a Long Jump?

2014 Annual General Meeting and Awards - On-Line!

2014 Election Results

We asked, You Answered - 2014 Ballooning Survey

US Hall of Fame Ceremony 2014

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Hot Air Competition Division

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US Nationals Invitation 2015

US Nationals Invitation 2015

Compete for a National Title!   Invitations to compete at the 49th US Nationals, being held in conjuction with the Great Texas Balloon Race in Longview, TX are avaialble to all eligible HACD...

Simplified Competition Rules

Simplified Competition Rules

Simplified Competition Rules 2015 Version  

2015 National Eligibility List Task Results

The following is a list of events approved for inclusion in the 2015 BFA HACD National Eligibility List System. Events desiring to submit scores for inclusion in the NEL must notify an HACD Board...

2015 US National Eligibility List

The HACD board has finalized the 2015 U.S. National Eligibility List in advance of this year's US National Championship.

2014 NEL System Finalized

The 2014 BFA HACD National Eligibility List system is now final. As of 1/31/15 all queries have been received and answered. The HACD is pleased to announce the winners of the $5,000 ranking list prize...

2015 Rules, Regulations, and Policies

HACD Board Elects Officers

Women's Team USA Blog!

Johnny Petrehn Wins Title #2 in Longview!

Pilot Jury Pool BFA Nationals 2014

Competition Educational Opportunities

2014 US Nationals Results

Team USA Blog from Brazil!

BFA US National Championship Home Page

2014 US Nationals Task Sheets

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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 Rating Requirements

Important Dates in Gas Ballooning History

Who Invented the Gas Balloon?

Gas Division Board Members

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Balloon Ride Operators Division

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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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