The 2016 BFA Online Continuing Education Seminar Webinar will be presented live from the Northeast Ohio Balloon Pilots Association (NOBPA)'s continuing education (Balloonowledge 2016) seminar in Canton,...
The February 2016 Quick Release is now available. Go to Publications look under the heading "Monthly Quick Release E-Newsletter" for the current and past releases. Or click HERE to go directly...
TRY A LONG JUMP THIS WINTER! The BFA's Long Jump Committee have updated the rules for the 2015-2016 Long Jump Competition! The committee wanted to make the program more accessible...
Past President Sam Parks presented the Gary Tarter family with the BFA's President's Award in appreciation of their benevolence to the BFA. Gary was a beloved member of the Balloon Federation of America,...
Two Shields-Trauger awards were announced at the BFA's Annual General Meeting. This special award (Balloon Federation of America highest) is for an active balloonist(s) with special contribution...
The HACD Board has approved a simplified set of competition rules for use in events submitting scores for the NEL.
The 2015 BFA HACD National Eligibility List system is now final. As of 1/28/16 all queries have been received and answered. The HACD is pleased to announce the winners of the $5,000 ranking list...
The National Eligibility List has been finalized as of January 28th and the 2016 US Nationals invitation order has been prepared and is available here.
The following is a list of events approved for inclusion in the 2016 BFA HACD National Eligibility List System.
The HACD Board has prepared the Women's IEL for 2016.
2014 Gordon Bennett Results2014 Gordon Bennett Results
2014 RULES & REGULATIONS 58ème COUPE AÉRONAUTIQUE GORDON BENNETT FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship 2014_Gordon_Bennett_Rules.pdf
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...
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...
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...
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...
Learn about the benefits of joining the ride operators. Benefits of membership for balloon ride operators: Exclusivity – Represent yourself and your company as the...
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
|Written by Shelley Caraway|
|Friday, 12 January 2007 09:12|
THE TRADITION CONTINUESIt 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.
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:
BFA Youth Program Chair
|Last Updated on Saturday, 18 April 2009 23:26|
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