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2015 On-Line Seminar Announced

2015 On-Line Seminar Announced

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...

January 2015 BALLOONING is On-Line

January 2015 BALLOONING is On-Line

The latest BALLOONING JOURNAL magazine is now available for BFA members to read on-line. This edition features: -FIESTA - Shapes, Voices, Faces, and a Wedding! -Balloon Camper goes to Fiesta -Cleared...

Summer Camp Registration Underway

Registration for the 2015 BFA Junior Balloonist Camps is now on-line. Visit bfacamps.com for full details and to register! Scholarship information is also available. Camps for 2015 include:  ...

Gift Memberships Available

  Interested in giving a unique gift? Consider a BFA Gift Membership, starting at only $35! We now have downloadable certificates that can be printed and given as gifts to your friends and crew....

2015 Junior Balloonist Camps Annouced

  The ballooning season may be coming to an end for many pilots and crew throughout the United States, but the BFA Youth Program is excited to announce that there will be TWO BFA Youth Summer Camps...

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

Voting Underway

BFA Convention in Reno, Nevada

Great Eastern Balloon Camp Going Strong

Seminar-Webinar Videos now available

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Hot Air Competition Division

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HACD Board Elects Officers

The HACD Board of Directors held a meeting on Tuesday 10/7 during Balloon Fiesta to elect officers for the upcoming year.

Women's Team USA Blog!

The United States and BFA/HACD is proud to be sending FIVE of its top competitors to Leszno, Poland for the 1st Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship! 

Johnny Petrehn Wins Title #2 in Longview!

After another hard fought battle in the fickle winds of East Texas, the title of National Champion will stay within the Petrehn family for another year.

Pilot Jury Pool BFA Nationals 2014

#1 Paul Petrehn #6 John Petrehn #20 Al Nels #17 Sam Parks #30 Andy Baird

Competition Educational Opportunities

Competition Educational Opportunities Maude Cobb Pilot Briefing Room Rookie Orientation 4:00 – 4:45 The HACD will be offering a Rookie Orientation covering topics such as safety, landowner relations,...

2014 US Nationals Results

Team USA Blog from Brazil!

BFA US National Championship Home Page

2014 US Nationals Task Sheets

2014 US Nationals Staff

2014 US Nationals Director's Page

2014 HACD Election Candidate Statements

2014 BFA State and Regional Results

2014 US Nationals Pilot List 6/17

2014 US National Championship Invitation and Application

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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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