Welcome to the BFA!
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.
Become part of the future of ballooning! Membership is easy and affordable, and comes with privileges. Our top-flight magazine "BALLOONING Journal" is produced bi-monthly and is filled with interesting and informative articles covering many aspects of the sport. Joining the Competition Division will allow you to compete for National and International Championship teams and prizes. Opportunities for training and education, a monthly eNewsletter, achievement awards, and more great things are available for members.
Members can be pilots, crew, or just people who are interested in ballooning. If you would like to learn more, click here for more information, and to apply on-line for membership. To contact a BFA Board member, click here.
Stories About Flying Gas Balloons
What is it like to fly in a gas balloon? These articles will share some of the fun of gas ballooning.
Latest Gas News
Latest HACD News
The HACD is excited to officially announce that the 2023 US National Championship will return to the Great Texas Balloon Race in Longview, TX June 12-18, 2023 with Sam Parks as Event Director. T [ ... ]
The 2022 Rules, 2023 Regulations, Policies and Procedures are now available for downloading. You can find the download at the links below.
2023 Policies, Procedures and Reg [ ... ]
“The Spirit of Annie Award”
The “Spirit of Annie” award, established by the Northeast Ohio Balloon Pilots Association in memory of a very special observer, Annie Pryne, will be awarded whenev [ ... ]
Agenda for HACD October Teleconference
Here is the Women’s Nationals pilot list and banner numbers for 2019.
101 Cheri White Austin, TX 102 Kelli Keller [ ... ]
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