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September 2016 Quick Release Available

September 2016 Quick Release Available

  The September 2016 Quick Release is now available. Go to Publications look under the heading "Monthly Quick Release E-Newsletter" for the current and past releases.    

Sep-Oct 2016 Ballooning Journal OnLine

Sep-Oct 2016 Ballooning Journal OnLine

The September-October 2016 edition of "Ballooning - The Journal of the Balloon Federation of America" is now available to view online.   

RFP for 2017 Online Seminar available

The BFA is looking to work with an existing continuing education seminar to host the 2017 BFA On-line seminar.

AD 2016-17-04 (Kubicek related)

The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for ALL U.S. registered hot air balloons that deals with a fuel hose issue which is part of burners manufactured by Kubicek (AD number “AD 2016-17-04”) ...

Annual Meeting Planned

The Balloon Federation's Annual meeting is scheduled for: Saturday, October 1, 2016 1:00pm MST Sid Cutter Pavilion Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque New Mexico   All...

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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

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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...

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

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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...

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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

Friday, 12 January 2007 09:12

THE TRADITION CONTINUES

It is my pleasure on behalf of the Balloon Federation of America Youth Programs to announce that the tradition of awarding scholastic achievement scholarships will be continuing during 2008/2009! The BFA Scholarship Program is proud to provide the opportunity to eligible BFA Hi-Flyers for financial assistance towards educational opportunities in aviation as well as college or trade school.
Four scholarships are available:


1) The Bill Murtorff Aviation Education Scholarship will be awarded annually. The deadline for applications is July 1, 2009. The scholarship recipient will be announced and funds disbursed during October 2009. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist with the financial support for the BFA Hi-Flyer to attend a Part 141 Flight Training School. Amount of award will not exceed  $500.00.

*Recipient must currently hold a student pilot certificate and be actively pursuing a private pilot lighter-than-air certificate. Recipient must be a Hi-Flyer with membership current at time of application and award
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2) The Balloon Federation of America Scholastic Scholarship
will also be awarded annually. The deadline for applications is July 1, 2009. Scholarship recipient will be announced and funds disbursed during October 2009. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist with the financial support of a BFA Hi-Flyer pursuing an associate or bachelor degree. Amount of award will not exceed $500.00.

3) Earl MacPherson Memorial Scholarship.The Earl MacPherson Memorial Scholarship will support young balloon enthusiasts seeking to expand their piloting and academic knowledge by permitting them to attend camps, piloting seminar and ground school opportunities, or college. Click here for details.

4) Stephen Lachendro Memorial Scholarship. Any teen interested in attending the Balloon Federation of America hotair balloon camps may apply. Click here for details.

General Scholarship Guidelines

  Document achievements while involved in ballooning

  Submit a grade report from the current school year

  Document involvement in school or civic activities outside of ballooning

  Write an essay explaining why you are a good candidate to receive the Bill Murtorff Scholastic Scholarship.

  Document any extenuating circumstances you feel the committee should consider when evaluating your application.

  Include number of years involved in the junior balloonist/hi-flyer program

  Hold current membership at time of application and award

  Be eligible to attend a college or trade school in 2009 (have graduated or be eligible for graduation, or earned a GED no later than 6/15/09). 

  You may download the scholarship application form by clicking here or  please send requests for an application packet to:

  
      Attn:  SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
                     
BFA OFFICE
                      P.O. Box 400
                      Indianola, IA  50125


LET YOUR DREAMS CARRY YOU TO NEW HEIGHTS!

Shelley Caraway
BFA Youth Program Chair
9/23/08

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 April 2009 23:26
 

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