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2016 Online Seminar Webinar

2016 Online Seminar Webinar

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,...

February Quick Release Available

February Quick Release Available

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...

Take the Jump!

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...

Tarter family honored

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,...

Bussey and Padelts win Shields-Trauger Awards

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...

2015 Director's Awards

Dominic Padilla Wins National Crew Award

Ed Yost Master Pilot Awards Presented

View Annual Meeting LIVE!

Meet With Us at 2015 Fiesta

2015 Election Results

2015 Great Eastern Balloon Camp was Terrific!

2015 High Sierra Camp Success

2015 Election Candidates Announced

Take a 2015 Safety Seminar On-Line

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Hot Air Competition Division

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2015 NEL System Finalized

  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...

2016 US Nationals Invitation and Application

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.

2016 National Eligibility List Task Results

The following is a list of events approved for inclusion in the 2016 BFA HACD National Eligibility List System.

2016 Women's International Eligibility List

The HACD Board has prepared the Women's IEL for 2016.

2016 HACD Competition Rules & Regulations

2016 HACD Competition Rules & Regulations The 2016 Competition Rules, Regulations, Policies & Procedures have been approved for use during the 2016 competitive ballooning season.

HACD Officers for 2016

HACD Annual Awards

Interested in Hosting the US Nationals?

Back to Back, Johnny Petrehn Wins Title #3 in Longview!

HACD Meeting and Open Forum at US Nationals

2015 US Nationals Rules and Map files

2015 US Nationals Pilot List 7/1

2015 Nationals Maps

2015 US Nationals Applications Received

US Nationals Invitation 2015

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Gas Division

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2014 Gordon Bennett Race Results

2014 Gordon Bennett Race Results

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2014 Gordon Bennett Event Rules

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...

Types of Gas Balloon Landings

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...

Flying in a Gas Balloon

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...

Gas Ballooning Links

Gas Rating Requirements

Important Dates in Gas Ballooning History

Who Invented the Gas Balloon?

Gas Division Board Members

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Professional Ride Operators Division

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New Division Name - P.R.O.

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...

BROD Benefits

BROD 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 Balloon Ride Operators Division (BROD) is now registering members. Visit their website for more information at BFA Balloon Ride Operators Division

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The BFA is a 501c3 non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of the sport and science of lighter-than-air aviation, both hot air and gas balloons. Founded in 1961, membership in the BFA is open to anyone who shares a fascination with Lighter Than Air flight.
 

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