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US Hall of Fame Ceremony 2014

US Hall of Fame Ceremony 2014

  On Sunday July 27, 2014, starting at 1PM,  the National Balloon Museum, 1601 North Jefferson Way (Highway 65/69), in Indianola, Iowa will hold the annual United States Hall of Fame Induction...

Voting Underway

Voting Underway

  Voting is now open!   The BFA Office and Board of Directors are again this year utilizing a method to cast your votes electronically.   A third party provider called Balloteer...

BFA Convention in Reno, Nevada

  On behalf of the Balloon Federation of America and the many organizational volunteers, I would like to invite you to attend the 2015 BFA Convention. Katie Griggs and her Convention Committee...

Great Eastern Balloon Camp Going Strong

The Great Eastern Balloon Camp for Junior Balloonists is well underway in Millersville, PA. Campers have experienced tethers, weather classes, and lots of fun so far. Follow their progress at Great...

Seminar-Webinar Videos now available

  For those who need to complete their seminars for insurance discounts, or for those members who would just like to expand their knowledge, the 2014 Seminar-Webinar is available by video on-line!...

BFA Membership Survey

Dubuque Balloon Camp video!

2014 BFA Board Election Candidate Statements

Iowa Junior Balloonist Camp Underway

BFA Mourns Accident Victim

SC event Files Bankruptcy

FAA Restricted Substances List & Anti-doping

Kids Summer Camps accepting registrations

BALLOONING Journal is back ONLINE!

BFA Statement on Richmond, VA Accident

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Hot Air Competition Division

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Women's Team USA Blog!

The Unites States and BFA/HACD is proud to be sending FIVE of its top competitors to Leszno, Poland for the 1st Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship! 

Johnny Petrehn Wins Title #2 in Longview!

After another hard fought battle in the fickle winds of East Texas, the title of National Champion will stay within the Petrehn family for another year.

Pilot Jury Pool BFA Nationals 2014

#1 Paul Petrehn #6 John Petrehn #20 Al Nels #17 Sam Parks #30 Andy Baird

Competition Educational Opportunities

Competition Educational Opportunities Maude Cobb Pilot Briefing Room Rookie Orientation 4:00 – 4:45 The HACD will be offering a Rookie Orientation covering topics such as safety, landowner relations,...

2014 US Nationals Results

  Results for the 2014 US National Championship July 28th - August 3rd, 2014 Longview, TX

Team USA Blog from Brazil!

BFA US National Championship Home Page

2014 US Nationals Task Sheets

2014 US Nationals Staff

2014 US Nationals Director's Page

2014 HACD Election Candidate Statements

2014 BFA State and Regional Results

2014 US Nationals Pilot List 6/17

2014 US National Championship Invitation and Application

2014 Worlds, Team USA Pilots

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Gas Division

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2014 Gordon Bennett Event Rules

2014 RULES & REGULATIONS 58ème COUPE AÉRONAUTIQUE GORDON BENNETT FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship     2014_Gordon_Bennett_Rules.pdf

US Teams Announced for the 58th Gordon Bennett Race

US Teams Announced for the 58th Gordon Bennett Race

  The 2014 US Representatives for the 58th Gordon Bennett Race have been announced! You can learn more about the 2014 Gordon Bennett Race at:  http://www.gordonbennett2014.org/Home.html The...



2007 BFA Gas Division Competition Rules

2007 Gas Division Competition PDF Document - Adopted April 2007

Types of Gas Balloon Landings

The following is an excerpt from: Flying - The memoirs of Emilio Herrera. "During this period I made numerous balloon ascents (about seventy), some "Comfortable" (without overturning the basket", some...

Flying in a Gas Balloon

Gas Ballooning Links

Gas Rating Requirements

BFA Rules for Gas Ballooning Events

Important Dates in Gas Ballooning History

Who Invented the Gas Balloon?

Gas Division Board Members

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Balloon Ride Operators Division

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BROD Benefits

BROD Benefits

 Learn about the benefits of joining the ride operators.     Benefits of membership for balloon ride operators: Exclusivity – Represent yourself and your company as the...

Ride Operators Registration Open

The newly-formed BFA Balloon Ride Operators Division (BROD) is now registering members. Visit their website for more information at BFA Balloon Ride Operators Division

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The BFA is a 501c3 non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of the sport and science of lighter-than-air aviation, both hot air and gas balloons. Founded in 1961, membership in the BFA is open to anyone who shares a fascination with Lighter Than Air flight.

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