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2016 Hall Of Fame Induction

2016 Hall Of Fame Induction

Join us as we induct three more incredible balloonists into the U.S. Ballooning Hall of Fame!

2016 Voting has begun

2016 Voting has begun

  Welcome to the BFA’s On-Line Election Process - We hope you find it quick & easy to use! Gather your BFA number and your email address and click HERE to vote online.  Be sure...

2016 Election Candidates Announced

The candidates for the 2016 BFA elections have been announced by their respective nominating committees. This year BFA Board positions are open for the Great Lakes and Southwest regions. Also, one "At-Large"...

Crew Award Nominations Due July 15

  National Crew Person Award Nominations Due July 15 Do you know of an outstanding crew member who deserves to be nominated for the BFA’s National Crew Person Award?  Now is your chance...

May-June Ballooning Journal 2016

  The May - June issue of Ballooning Journal is now available online for logged-on BFA members. For those who receive it by mail, expect delivery very soon.  

Seminar-Webinar Videos now available

March-April Ballooning Magazine Available

April 2016 Quick Release Available

Take the Jump!

Tarter family honored

Bussey and Padelts win Shields-Trauger Awards

2015 Director's Awards

Dominic Padilla Wins National Crew Award

Ed Yost Master Pilot Awards Presented

View Annual Meeting LIVE!

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Hot Air Competition Division

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50th BFA US Hot Air National Championship Updates

50th BFA US Hot Air National Championship Updates

Follow along with the 50th BFA National Championships on the Official Notice Board at http://2016bfanationals.weebly.com/

HACD Board 2016 Elections

The following candidates are up for consideration in this year's HACD Board elections.

2016 US Nationals Rules Update 6/9

The HACD Board approved revisions to the US National Rules at its Board meeting on June 9, 2016. 

2016 US Nationals Pilot List 5/2/16

The HACD has compiled the list of pilots entering the 2016 US National Championship to be held in Shreveport, LA from the applications received prior to the 5/1 deadline.

2016 US Nationals ONB and Rules

The rules for the 2016 BFA US National Championship are now available.

2016 International Eligibility List

2016 Women's National Championship Invitation

2016 Women's International Eligibility List Update

2016 Simplified HACD Rules

2015 NEL System Finalized

2016 US Nationals Invitation and Application

2016 National Eligibility List Task Results

2016 Women's International Eligibility List

2016 HACD Competition Rules & Regulations

HACD Officers for 2016

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Gas Division

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2016 Gas Competition Rules

2016 Competition Rules Published The Gas Division is pleased to release the 2016 Competition Rules. There have been two rule changes:  rules 2.1 and 3.4 were modified at a previous Board meeting...

2014 Gordon Bennett Race Results

2014 Gordon Bennett Race Results

2014 Gordon Bennett Results2014 Gordon Bennett Results

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...

2016 BFA GAS DIVISION MEMBERS

2016 Gas Division Members as of  July 15, 2016 Gas Divison Voters: BFA Exp Date BFA # Last name First name State Region LIFE 100810 Bair Raymond New Mexico...

Types of Gas Balloon Landings

Flying in a Gas Balloon

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...

PRO Benefits

PRO 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 Professional Ride Operators Division (PRO) 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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