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- Ninth Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival - Gulf Coast News Today
- Hot Air Balloon, New Parks Come With Brooklyn's Tech Boom - Curbed NY
- Hot Air Balloon Festival kicks off in China's Hainan - Xinhua
- Bay Head student wins hot air balloon ride for her Sandy essay - Asbury Park Press
- Man hospitalized after collapsing at Windsor hot air balloon festival - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
- donga.com[English donga]
- Hot air balloon crash in Del Mar - KFMB News 8
- Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival ends on high note in south Baldwin County ... - al.com (blog)
- Google expands internet access with balloons
- VIDEO Google Bring the Idea of Broadband from Hot Air Balloons Back to Life
- Google's Project Loon proposes internet distributed by hot air balloon - Engadget
- Hot air balloons to descend on south Baldwin County this weekend
- 4 hot air balloons go down in Denver area; 5 injured
- At least 10 injured in Colorado hot air balloon crashes
- Four hot air balloons crash in separate incidents Saturday
- Hot air balloon team call for helpers to get off ground
Election season is here for the BFA Board of Directors. This year the board seats up for election are Southwest, Great Lakes and one At-Large Position. The recent changes of the organization’s...
Efforts are underway to represent and promote our wonderful sport of Hot Air Ballooning at the EAA Airventure at the end of July. The BFA will cover the costs of the Ballooning Display area,...
Companies Offering Rides For First Time Since February Accident... Tourists can once again drink in the sights of the pyramids from hot air balloons, as the government there has lifted a ban...
The BFA Youth Program operates Youth Summer Camps for teens aged 13-18. The Summer Camps are the ultimate experience for teens who want to learn more about hot air ballooning. No need to worry if you don’t...
The Balloon Federation of America has released the following official statement regarding the tragic accident in Egypt. Media inquiries should be directed to BFA Editor Glen Moyer @ 318-925-4908 or 318-349-9666....
The 2013 U.S. Nationals Pilot List has been finalized and in all 54 pilots will compete to call themselves the 2013 U.S. National Champion. The Organizers at the Great Texas Balloon Race have again...
The 2013 U.S. National Championsip Application (Click HERE!) is now available for download from the BFA site. The Great Texas Balloon Race will be serving as host for the 2013 event and...
The HACD board has finalized the 2013 U.S. Nationls Eligibilty List (Click Here!) in advance of this year's National Championship. All 153 pilots with a National Ranking are listed and encouraged...
The 2012 BFA National Rankings have gone final. As of 1/31/13 all queries had been received and answered, and The winners of the $5,000 purse are listed below. Congratulations to Johnny Petrehn...
The HACD will be accepting BFA task results from the following events for the 2013 flying season. This is an incomplete list based on the 2012 submitted results. Dates will be added upon confirmation. ...
Following the call for registration which ended on 15 February, the countries participating in the 57th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett are now known, as well as the number of balloons representing...
2012 FAI / CIA EVENT RULES FOR COUPE AÉRONAUTIQUE GORDON BENNETT 2012 MODEL EVENT RULES FOR COUPE AÉRONAUTIQUE GORDON BENNETT
2012 Gordon Bennett Results
2012 America's Challenge Results:
2007 Gas Division Competition PDF Document - Adopted April 2007
|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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