Choose the type of membership that best fits your needs. There are memberships for Individuals as well as Organizations.
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Join other fans of flying balloons and register for free acccess to the BFA website, including our monthly e-newsletter "The Quick Release". Does not include access to viewing magazines or member-only materials.

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Full BFA membership with all benefits, including access to bfa.net restricted content, and a printed copy of Ballooning Journal every other month.

1 year for $ 55.00

Full BFA membership for non-US residents, with all benefits, including access to bfa.net restricted content, and a printed copy of Ballooning Journal every other month.

1 year for $ 65.00

Full BFA membership with all benefits, including on-line access to the bi-monthly magazine Ballooning Journal.

1 year for $ 35.00

Includes full BFA membership with all benefits, including access to bfa.net restricted content, and online viewing of Ballooning Journal. This membership is available if one your immediate family members (living with you) is already a BFA member. You will need the family member's BFA number to register.

NOTE: For renewals you must log in using the Family Members id (or email). The system cannot handle processing both memberships at the same time.

1 year for $ 20.00

A non-voting membership for children & teens aged 13-18 years old. Includes online viewing of Ballooning Journal and access to video training materials. 

1 year for $ 15.00

Permanent, lifetime membership in the BFA, with voting rights and a printed magazine mailed to your address.

Lifetime Membership for $ 1,000.00

Permanent, lifetime membership in the BFA, with voting rights, with online access to BALLOONING magazine.

SPECIAL SALE:  For those persons between 18 and 30 years old, a one-time special offer of a $500.00 lifetime membership is available. These specials must be requested and paid for by contacting the BFA office directly at 515-961-8809. These memberships can be purchased by others and given as gifts. Hurry, sale ends April 30, 2018. 

Lifetime Membership for $ 625.00

Have your business featured as a Corporate Sponsor of the BFA. Includes voting privileges and a mailed Ballooning magazine, plus a rotating link on the website. 

1 year for $ 250.00

A non-voting membership for balloon clubs, libraries, balloon event organizations and other groups who want a mailed copy of Ballooning

1 year for $ 55.00

Membership in the Competition Division, allows the pilot to compete in BFA sanctioned competition events. (calendar year only.)

This add-on subscription requires a valid personal primary membership.

Year 2018 for $ 55.00

As a competition official, this add-on authorizes you to particpate as a BFA sanctioned official for HACD-sanctioned competitions. (Calendar year only.)

This add-on subscription requires a valid personal primary membership.

$ 15.00 per calendar  year The first period will be Year 2018.

NEW Lifetime Membership in the Competition Division, allows the pilot to compete in BFA sanctioned competition events.

This add-on subscription is valid for life, provided the member maintains their primary membership in good standing.

Lifetime Membership for $ 500.00

NEW As a competition official, this add-on authorizes you to particpate as a BFA sanctioned official for HACD-sanctioned competitions. 

This add-on subscription is valid for life, provided the member maintains their primary membership in good standing.

Lifetime Membership for $ 200.00

For larger Professional Ride Operator companies, and includes 'PRO Pilot add-ons' for the owner plus 5 other pilots who are existing BFA, Family or Life pilot members. 

All PRO memberships are subject to an approval process. Any paid applications that are not approved will have the membership fee refunded. You will receive an email with instructions on the application process.

1 year for $ 250.00

For smaller Professional Ride Operator companies, and includes 'PRO Pilot add-ons' for the owner plus 2 other pilots who are BFA, Family or Life pilot members. 

All PRO memberships are subject to an approval process. Any paid applications that are not approved will have the membership fee refunded. You will receive an email with instructions on the application process.

1 year for $ 125.00

Membership as a individual PRO Pilot provides access to the professional ride operators content and your name in the ride operators listing at bfa.net. Individual pilot members are not listed on the map locator.

All PRO memberships are subject to an approval process. Any paid applications that are not approved will have the membership fee refunded. You will receive an email with instructions on the application process.

1 year for $ 45.00

Membership provides access to the professional ride operators content for non-pilots. 

1 year for $ 25.00

For pilots rated for gas balloons, this add-on provides access to BFA Gas Division content and newsletter. (Calendar year only.) 

This add-on subscription requires a valid personal primary membership.

Year 2018 for $ 25.00

This add-on provides access to the Gas Division content and newsletter for members not rated as gas pilots. (Non-voting, calendar year only.) 

This add-on subscription requires a valid personal primary membership.

Year 2018 for $ 10.00

NEW For pilots rated for gas balloons, this add-on provides access to BFA Gas Division content and newsletter.

This add-on subscription is valid for life, provided the member maintains their primary membership in good standing.

$ 250.00 per Lifetime Membership

NEW This add-on provides access to the Gas Division content and newsletter for members not rated as gas pilots. (Non-voting) 

This add-on subscription is valid for life, provided the member maintains their primary membership in good standing.

$ 100.00 per Lifetime Membership

This add-on provides access to expedited legal advice for a balloon owner and/or pilot. For full information on the plan, read the article listed under the INFORMATION tab.

 

1 year for $ 40.00

Add a printed copy of Ballooning Journal, the bi-monthy BFA magazine, mailed to you at your US address.

1 year for $ 20.00

Add a printed copy of Ballooning Journal, the bi-monthy BFA magazine, mailed to you at your non-US address.

1 year for $ 35.00
  
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