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Latest HACD News

  • HACD/GTBR Ink 2023 US National Championship Contract

    Nov 8 2022
    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.  The GTBR is amon...
  • Air Sports News - US Teams

    Apr 4 2022
    Maury Sullivan talks with Regan Tetlow of AirSports News about US TEAMS. Check it out the video at  MAURY SULLIVAN - AIR SPORTS INTERVIEW  ...
  • 2023 Rules & Regulations

    Mar 29 2021
    The 2023 Rules, 2023 Regulations, Policies and Procedures are now available for downloading. You can find the download at the links below.   2023 Rules 2023 Policies, Procedures and Regulation...
  • Balloon LIVE sensors

    Nov 6 2020
    Balloon LIVE sensors are now available for pre-order.    Pilots will be required to provide their own Balloon Live Sensor at the 2021 US Team Nationals and the 2021 US National Championship as well as ...
  • 2020 HACD Special Election

    May 10 2020
    HACD Members,   The HACD board would like to encourage you to vote as a part of a special election dealing with bylaw changes for the HACD. The possible bylaw changes deal with two issues. The HACD Board...
  • 2020 Simplified Rules Posted

    Apr 6 2020
    The BFA's Hot Air Competition Division (HACD) has released the 2020 version of the Simplified Rules.   These competition rules are used by events desiring to submit scores to be included in the HACD Nat...
  • Spirit of Annie Award

    Jan 29 2020
    “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 whenever an observer,...
  • BFA Junior Nationals - Young Guns 2020

    Jan 25 2020
    LONGVIEW, TEXAS – A first-time event attached to one of the premiere balloon competitions is growing to more than twice its size this year and is looking for young and new-to-the-sport balloon pilots to enter the ...
  • HACD October Meeting Agenda and Appointments

    Oct 17 2019
    Agenda for HACD October Teleconference ...
  • Follow the US Nationals

    Aug 12 2019
    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.  Forty-five ...
  • Women’s Nationals Pilot List

    Jun 6 2019
    Here is the Women’s Nationals pilot list and banner numbers for 2019.   101 Cheri White              Austin, TX 102 Kelli Keller            ...
  • 2019 Simplified Rules Posted

    May 21 2019
    The BFA's Hot Air Competition Division (HACD) has released the 2019 version buycialisonlineworldwidestore.com of the Simplified Rules.   These competition rules are used by events desiring to submit scores t...
  • US Nationals Prize Fund Annouced

    May 11 2019
    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 pilot $5,000: in...
  • RPS Balloon contributes Women's Nationals Prize

    May 4 2019
    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 delay, submit you...
  • 2019 US Women’s National Championship Invitation

    Mar 25 2019
      2020 US Women’s National Championship Invitation   It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 2020 US Women’s National Hot Air Balloon Championship in Brookfield, Missouri. The Ballo...
  • 2019 US Nationals Invitation

    Feb 10 2019
    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 organizer for the 2019...
  • 2019 US Nationals Invitation Order List

    Feb 8 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. The invitation...
  • 2018 National Eligibility List Award Winners

    Feb 8 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 awarded for the follo...
  • 2019 Rules & Regulations Available

    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 download at th...