PRO LOGOProfessional Ride Operator's Division (PRO)

A special division of the BFA has been established to support our commercial balloon ride operators. The PRO group works together to promote safety and ethical business operations.

Membership is open for all commercial balloonists, from the weekend flyer to a 20+ balloon company. 


Benefits of membership

  • Exclusivity - Represent yourself and your company as the finest, and best available hot air balloon experience.
  • Recognition - Instantly, you and your company are elevated by the prestige of membership in a national entity that guarantees satisfaction, and purchase protection.
  • Savings - Receive discounts on balloons, balloon equipment, trucks, trailers, insurance, and printing.
  • Resources - marketing, management, industry, information exchange in an exclusive forum..
  • Supports a group that can help communicate concerns to the FAA and NTSB.

For more details, visit Professional Ride Operators Site



PRO Division Pricing Structure


  • General Membership - Add on to BFA membership - $45 / Year
  • Individual Crew - Add on to BFA membership - $25 / Year

All connected pilots must be BFA members.