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September 2016 Quick Release Available

September 2016 Quick Release Available

  The September 2016 Quick Release is now available. Go to Publications look under the heading "Monthly Quick Release E-Newsletter" for the current and past releases.    

Sep-Oct 2016 Ballooning Journal OnLine

Sep-Oct 2016 Ballooning Journal OnLine

The September-October 2016 edition of "Ballooning - The Journal of the Balloon Federation of America" is now available to view online.   

RFP for 2017 Online Seminar available

The BFA is looking to work with an existing continuing education seminar to host the 2017 BFA On-line seminar.

AD 2016-17-04 (Kubicek related)

The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for ALL U.S. registered hot air balloons that deals with a fuel hose issue which is part of burners manufactured by Kubicek (AD number “AD 2016-17-04”) ...

Annual Meeting Planned

The Balloon Federation's Annual meeting is scheduled for: Saturday, October 1, 2016 1:00pm MST Sid Cutter Pavilion Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque New Mexico   All...

Plan of Action with FAA

2016 Election Results

BFA meets with FAA in Washington

Balloon Incident in Texas

2016 Hall Of Fame Induction

2016 Voting has begun

2016 Election Candidates Announced

Crew Award Nominations Due July 15

May-June Ballooning Journal 2016

Seminar-Webinar Videos now available

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2016 Gas Competition Rules

2016 Competition Rules Published The Gas Division is pleased to release the 2016 Competition Rules. There have been two rule changes:  rules 2.1 and 3.4 were modified at a previous Board meeting...

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...


2016 Gas Division Members as of  October 19, 2016 Gas Divison Voters: BFA Exp Date BFA # Last name First name State Region Life 100810 Bair Raymond New...

Types of Gas Balloon Landings

Flying in a Gas Balloon

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Important Dates in Gas Ballooning History

Who Invented the Gas Balloon?

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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...

PRO Benefits

PRO 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 Professional Ride Operators Division (PRO) 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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