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FAA Seeks Input On Inconsistent Rules Interpretations (Updated with correct link to survey) PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 00:00

Online Survey To Help Develop Recommendations For Consistency In FAA Services For Pilots

There are nine FAA regions scattered around the U.S., along with 10 Aircraft Certification Offices and more than 80 Flight Standards District Offices. But given today's technology, it is often frustrating to pilots and others in the industry that they do not always seem to be on the same page when it comes to the application or interpretation of regulations. But recently the U.S, Congress told the FAA to do something about it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 08:56
Aerostar To Establish PMA Parts Providers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Glen Moyer   
Monday, 10 September 2012 15:43

Sioux Falls, SD (September 10, 2012) It has been over six years since Aerostar International, Inc. notified the ballooning community that it was discontinuing the manufacture of hot air balloons. Since that time, Aerostar’s business has grown and diversified, leading it further from its historical business products serving the ballooning community.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 September 2012 15:48
BFA Mourns Passing of IMC's Beth Miller PDF Print E-mail
Written by Glen Moyer   
Thursday, 06 September 2012 22:25
The Balloon Federation of America and the sport of ballooning have lost a staunch supporter, a great partner and a dear friend with the passing of Beth Miller, President of IMC Balloon Agency.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 September 2012 22:28
2012 Election Results PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cory Miller   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 14:22

The ballots for the 2012 elections for board positions have been returned and counted. Thank you to each of you that voted this year. Also a huge thank you to those willing to serve their regions on the board of directors.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2012 21:42
Ed Yost Master Pilot Award PDF Print E-mail
Written by BFA Board   
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 18:54

The BFA Board, during their May conference call, approved in concept a new Balloon Federation of America award entitled the “Ed Yost Master Pilot Award”. This award, patterned after the FAA “Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award” will recognize lighter than air pilots who have maintained safe flight operations for 40 or more years. On July 17, 2012 the BFA Board adopted the award proposal presentedby the Awards Committee. Following is the criteria for presentation of the award. Go to for the applicant information form to submit to receive consideration for the award. Award recipients will receive a BFA Award Certificate, their names will be published on the BFA web site and a display for the award will be included at the National Balloon Museum in Indianola, Iowa.

Orvin Olivier, Chair

BFA Awards Committee

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 July 2012 22:50
2012 BFA Board Election ~ Candidate Statements PDF Print E-mail
Written by BFA Board   
Monday, 16 July 2012 18:59



Each year, the BFA board elects 3 positions to the BFA board. This year, those positions to be filled by vote are North Central, Southeast, and 1 At-large position. Below are the candidate statements from each region. They are listed in alphabetical order based on last name. If you have any questions, please contact the candidate.

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 July 2012 06:28
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