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The corporate member of the month is Lindstrand Balloons, U.S.

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BFA Statement on NTSB Recommendation

The BFA Board of Directors, meeting in Indianola, Iowa, in consulation with its Balloon Ride Operators Division has released the following official statement regarding the NTSB's recent recommendation...

BFA Board of Directors Meeting Agenda for April 12 -13th

BFA Seminar Webinar

The BFA Seminar Webinar (on-line safety seminar) was held on March 8, 2014. The event was hosted by LTA Colorado, Inc. in Aurora Colorado. A full day of training with some outstanding speakers was well...

March 8, 2014 - BFA Online Continuing Education Seminar Webinar(c)

BFA Jr. Balloonist logo

  Calling all balloonists age 18 and Younger to design the next BFA Jr. Balloonist logo! The winning design will be used on Jr. Balloonist and camp promotional material. Designs can be done on...

Nov 1, 2013 to Mar 31, 2014 BFA Long Jump Challenge

Awards Presented at BFA Annual General Meeting

BFA Meeting in Albuquerque 2013

Meet With Us in Albuquerque

BFA Election Results

Trespassing "In the Air"???

2013 BFA Election Statements

Casting Call: Ballooning Reality TV Show

BFA Elections

Ballooning At EAA AirVenture

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Hot Air Competition Division

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2014 US National Championship Invitation and Application

2014 US National Championship Invitation and Application

   The BFA HACD is excited to announce that the 2014 U.S. National Championsip Application is now available. 

2014 U.S. Nationals Eligibility List

The HACD board has finalized the 2014 U.S. Nationals Eligibility List in advance of this year's National Championship. 

2013 National Ranking System Final

The 2013 BFA HACD National Rankings are now final. As of 1/31/14 all queries have been received and answered. Thanks to the very generous support of Curves International and Gary Heavin, the HACD is pleased...

2014 BFA National Ranking Task Results

The following is a list of events approved for inclusion in the 2014 BFA HACD National Ranking System. Events desiring to submit scores for inclusion in the NRS must notify an HACD Board member, National...

Custom Maps Tutorial

A tutorial for loading Custom Maps unto GPS units.

2014 Rules, Regulations, and Policies

2013 BFA State and Regional Results

2013 HACD Face-to-Face Board Meeting

LA State Championships Scores

Petrehn Takes Third Title

2013 U.S. Nationals Scores

2013 US Nationals Jury Election

HACD Elections - Candidate Statements

2013 U.S. Nationals Map Files

2013 U.S. Nationals Rules

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Gas Division

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2007 BFA Gas Division Competition Rules

2007 Gas Division Competition PDF Document - Adopted April 2007

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

BFA Rules for Gas Ballooning Events

Important Dates in Gas Ballooning History

Who Invented the Gas Balloon?

Gas Division Board Members

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