trainingThe purpose of the BFA Flight Instructor Program is to recognize, with the designation of BFA Flight Instructor, those commercial Lighter-than-Air pilots who are already involved (or desire to become involved) in flight and ground instruction by providing continuing education opportunities. The BFA provides a listing of Flight Instructors/Master Flight Instructors on our web site, supporting those individuals who have made the personal commitment to teach.


Click on the following links for more information:

Flight Instructor/Master Flight Instructor List

Flight Instructor/Master Flight Instructor Requirements

Flight Instructor/Master Flight Application Form

 

 

 

 

BFA Flight instructor/Master Flight Instructor Application

Applicant Information

Name:

Date of birth:

Pilot Cert No:

Phone:

Current address:

City:

State:

ZIP Code:

Total Flight Hours:

Balloon PIC Hours:

Pilot Certificate Issued:

for flight instructor – initial designation

ÿ Current BFA Member BFA Member No. _____________________ Expiration Date ______________________

ÿ FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate

ÿ Minimum 75 hours PIC OR 50 flights

One of the following:

ÿ Passing grade on Fundamentals of Instruction Knowledge Exam (attach copy of test results)

ÿ Valid Teaching Certificate issued by a State Department of Education

ÿ FAA Certificated Flight Instructor (category/class immaterial) OR FAA Designated Pilot Examiner for LTA, Free Balloon

for master flight instructor – initial designation

ÿ Current BFA Member BFA Member No. _____________________ Expiration Date ______________________

ÿ Completed 24 months as BFA Flight Instructor

 

ÿ Minimum 150 hours OR 100 flights

   

ÿ Attended a BFA sanctioned Safety Seminar with last 24 months. Date______________ Location:______________________

ÿ Successful trained a minimum of five (5) student pilots to completion (attach copies of logbook endorsements)

Flight instructor/master flight instructor - renewal

For renewal, the applicant must have completed any two of the following:

ÿ Attended a BFA sanctioned Safety Seminar with last 24 months. Date______________ Location:______________________

ÿ Attended a BFA Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic, or a Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) Recurrency Seminar which meets FAA requirements for recertification of a CFI (category/class immaterial), or, in the case of an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, has completed the required biennial training.

ÿ Successful trained a minimum of five (5) student pilots to completion (attach copies of logbook endorsements)

Instructions

Mail completed application with substantiating documentation and appropriate fee ($10.00 for Flight instructor, $20.00 for Master Flight Instructor) to:

Balloon Federation of America

P.O. Box 400

Indianola, Iowa 50125

Signature

I certify that the information contained herein is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.

Signature of Applicant:

Date:

for office use only

ÿ Fee as appropriate $_______________ received

ÿ Documentation complete

ÿ Forwarded to Program Manager

ÿ Designation card issued ________________________

       

FI/MFI Application 11/11/2011

 

 

INITIAL REQUIREMENTS:

For BFA Flight Instructor:

1. Must be a current BFA Member

2. Must hold an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate, Lighter-than-air, Free Balloon

3. Must have a minimum of 75 hours/50 flights

4. Must meet ONE of the following requirements:

a. Passing grade on the Fundamentals of Instruction Knowledge Exam

b. May possess a valid teaching certificate issued by a State Department of Education.

c. May be an FAA Certificated Flight Instructor (category/class immaterial)

d. May be an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner for LTA, Free Balloon

For BFA Master Flight Instructor:

1. Must be a current BFA member.

2. Must have completed 24 months as a BFA Flight Instructor.

3. Must have a minimum of 150 hours/100 flights

4. Must have attended a BFA sanctioned safety seminar within the previous 24 months prior to application.

5. Must have successfully trained a minimum of five (5) pilots to certification, either at the Private or Commercial level, within the previous 36 months.

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS:

For either BFA Flight Instructor or BFA Master Flight Instructor renewal, any two of the following must be completed

1. Have attended a BFA sanctioned safety seminar within the previous 24 months.

2. Have attended a BFA Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic, or a Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) Recurrency Seminar which meets FAA requirements for recertification of a CFI (category/class immaterial), or in the case of an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, have completed the required biennial training.

3. Have successfully trained a minimum of three (3) pilots to certification, either at the Private or Commercial level, within the previous 36 months.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

A request for designation as a BFA Flight Instructor or BFA Master Flight Instructor may be made on the attached application, and forwarded with the appropriate fee ($10 for Flight Instructor, $20 for Master Flight Instructor) to:

Balloon Federation of American

P.O. Box 400

Indianola, Iowa, 50125

 

 

PREPARED BY: Dave Sullivan, Committee Chair, Flight Instructor Refresher Clinics

LAST UPDATED: January 3, 2012

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