Aug 12 2019
Follow the US Nationals

The US National Championship has started in Scotts Bluff County, NE.  The event includes two days of practice flights and six days of competition with nine potential flight opportunities.&nb [ ... ]

Jun 06 2019

Here is the Women’s Nationals pilot list and banner numbers for 2019.


101 Cheri White              Austin, TX 102 Kelli Keller        [ ... ]

May 21 2019
2019 Simplified Rules Posted

The BFA's Hot Air Competition Division (HACD) has released the 2019 version of the Simplified Rules.


These competition rules are used by events desiring to submit scores to be included in th [ ... ]

May 11 2019
US Nationals Prize Fund Annouced

US Nationals Prize Fund


Scottsbluff, NE

The available prize fund of $30,000 guarantees each pilot a minimum of $375 and is broken down as follows:


$10,000: $200 gift card per pi [ ... ]

May 04 2019
RPS Balloon contributes Women's Nationals Prize

Attention Women’s US National Hot Air Balloon Championship Competitors!

RPS Balloon has generously donated $1,500 to create a prize fund for the Women’s National Championship.  Don’t de [ ... ]

Mar 25 2019
2019 US Women’s National Championship Invitation


2019 US Women’s National Championship Invitation


It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 2019 US Women’s National Hot Air Balloon Championship in Brookfield, Miss [ ... ]

Feb 11 2019
2019 US Nationals Invitation

Pilots are invited to participate in the 2019 US National Hot Air Balloon Championship in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. The Balloon Federation of America has licensed the Old West Balloon Fest as the organiz [ ... ]

Feb 08 2019

With the finalization of the 2018 National Eligibility List, the HACD Board has prepared the invitation order for the 2019 US National Championship to be held in Scottsbluff, Nebraska August 11-18th.

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Feb 08 2019

With the close of the 2018 competition season, the BFA HACD Board would like to congratulate this year's NEL award winners.

Thanks to the continued generousity of a member donation, $4,675 was awarde [ ... ]

Jan 30 2019

Happy New Year

Best wishes for a safe and prosperous 2019 from the HACD Board. 


The 2019 Rules, Regulations, Policies and Procedures are now available for downloading. You can find the [ ... ]

Jul 20 2018
2018 Women's US National's



Waterford, Wisconsin

July 18-22, 2018







Follow the action with these links:


US Women's Nationals Scores

Wate [ ... ]

Jul 18 2018
2018 HACD Proposed By-Laws Change

HACD Bylaw Change Proposed:
During its teleconference meeting on June 1, 2018, the HACD Board of Directors voted to amend the
HACD By-Laws to create an organizational/ corporate membership categ [ ... ]

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