Nov 02 2020
Passing of Director Ted Watts

We don’t know how many of our members or their family members have been stricken by the COVID 19 virus, but yesterday, it’s seriousness brought tragedy as Ted Watts lost his battle with the diseas [ ... ]

Oct 06 2020
BFA Annual General Meeting Video

The 2020 Balloon Federation of America's Annual General Meeting was held online due to COVID-19  concerns. The meeting was recorded and the video of the event is available to the public to view [ ... ]

Sep 07 2020
IAMBFA Membership Promotion

The Balloon Federation of America's Board of Directors have agreed to extend the deadline for submissions for the Shields-Trauger Award, the National Crew Person Award and the Bill Murtorff Spiri [ ... ]

Aug 31 2020
2020 Election Results

The 2020 Election results are in. The following are new members to their respective boards:


BFA Board:

At Large Director - Ted Watts

Western Region Director - Kent Barnes

Northeast Region  [ ... ]

Jul 29 2020
BFA Balloon Event Symposium 2021

BFA Balloon Event Symposium 2021

April 7-8, 2021


Event Officials will receive specific training with a free exchange of ideas for these position

Balloonmeister Weather Officer Safety  [ ... ]

Jul 28 2020
BFA National Convention 2021

BFA National Convention 2021

April 8-10, 2021




Event Symposium

April 7-8, 2021


Capital Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

Topeka Kansas



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Jul 26 2020
Election 2020 Candidates






Candidates have been selected by their respective nominating committees and we are please to announce the candidates for the 2020 election.  All [ ... ]

Jun 16 2020
IAMBFA Membership Promotion

In the May 2020 Quick Release we talked about a program that some balloonists were doing to show their gratitude for those who have been on the front line during the pandemic. If you want to star [ ... ]

May 15 2020
Let’s Show We Care Program

As states and communities across American begin to re-open in the continuing face of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the BFA wants to assure that ballooning and balloonists are welcomed back in a positive way. [ ... ]

Apr 30 2020
Vintage Film Library Added

BFA Board member Tim Cloyd has retrieved old video and even film footage from the basement of the BFA office. He digitized the recordings and has now uploaded them to the BFA site.
Many of these came [ ... ]

Apr 23 2020
Fireside Chat Video

As a way to experience some ballooning during the 2020 COVID-19 quarantine, we are sharing the weekly live video chats organized by Eliav Cohen. You can view them under the EDUCATION tab, or by clicki [ ... ]

Apr 15 2020
Available Radar Apps

The following are weather radar sites that provide good information at moderate cost.


RadarScope App

RadarOmega App

MyRadar Pro - Apple

MyRadar Pro - Android

WeatherTap (for PC - subscrip [ ... ]

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