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The ballooning season may be coming to an end for many pilots and crew throughout the United States, but the BFA Youth Program is excited to announce that there will be TWO BFA Youth Summer Camps...
The BFA Board recently approved new pricing options for membership, starting January 1, 2015. Especially exciting is a new, lower priced option for members who would elect to view their BALLOONING magazine...
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The annual meeting of the Balloon Federation of America will be held at Fiesta on Saturday, October 4, at 1:00pm at the Landing.
The HACD Board of Directors held a meeting on Tuesday 10/7 during Balloon Fiesta to elect officers for the upcoming year.
The United States and BFA/HACD is proud to be sending FIVE of its top competitors to Leszno, Poland for the 1st Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship!
After another hard fought battle in the fickle winds of East Texas, the title of National Champion will stay within the Petrehn family for another year.
#1 Paul Petrehn #6 John Petrehn #20 Al Nels #17 Sam Parks #30 Andy Baird
Competition Educational Opportunities Maude Cobb Pilot Briefing Room Rookie Orientation 4:00 – 4:45 The HACD will be offering a Rookie Orientation covering topics such as safety, landowner relations,...
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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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