Interact with other balloon fans!
Education and training opportunities!
Access to member-only information!
Read Ballooning Journal online!


Join The Fun!

Get more involved in the sport of ballooning!

Become a Member!

All individual members now receive the following benefits:

- Access to the private "Member level" at BFA.NET
  • View current and back issues of BALLOONING magazine on-line
  • Use of on-line rally registration system (coming soon)
  • Access to the On-line Membership Roster
  • Use of BFA's licensed FCC radio frequencies
  • Ability to update your own user profile
  • Access to certain Member-only articles
- Recognition for your achievements
  • Pilot Achievement Award Program
  • Crew Achievement Award Program
  • Observer Achievement Award Program
  • Long Jump Competition
  • BFA Flight Instructor Program
- Ability to vote for your regional representative on the BFA Board of Directors

- Opportunities for training and education
  • On-line video library for members
  • Pilot skill enhancement
  • Crew training
  • On-line sanctioned safety seminars


Annual memberships 

  • BFA Annual Member (US w/mailed magazine) $65
  • BFA Annual Member (global, on-line magazine) $45
  • BFA Annual Member (Non-US w/mailed magazine) $75
  • BFA Annual Family Membership $30 (prerequisite: an annual Membership for one Family member)
  • Junior Balloonist (ages 13 to 17) $15

Permanent memberships 

  • Life Membership (w/mailed magazine) $1000
  • Life Membership (global, on-line magazine) $625 

Annual plans for businesses and corporations

  • Corporate Sponsorship $250
  • Business Associate Membership $65

Add-on memberships for individuals (an annual or permanent Membership is a prerequisite)

  • Add: Competition pilot (HACD task card) $55
  • Add: Competition pilot (Under 30) $35
  • Add: Competition official (HACD) $15
  • Add: Competition pilot - LIFE $550
  • Add: Competition official - LIFE $150