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Thinking about a Long Jump?

Thinking about a Long Jump?

  Thinking about doing a long jump this winter?  The 2014-2015 rules have now been posted. The BFA Long Jump is an annual contest to promote the sport of hot air ballooning. Individual pilots...

2014 Annual General Meeting and Awards - On-Line!

2014 Annual General Meeting and Awards - On-Line!

The annual meeting of the Balloon Federation of America will be held at Fiesta on Saturday, October 4, at 1:00pm at the Landing.

2014 Election Results

  Hello Everyone, The election votes have been tabulated and I wanted to share with y'all the results. Thank you to all who took the time to cast a ballot, whether it was an electronic...

We asked, You Answered - 2014 Ballooning Survey

        The BFA's Membership Committee developed a survey to help measure the needs and wants of the ballooning community. Over 1,000 people completed the survey, and provided some...

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 Hallof Fame Induction...

Voting Underway

BFA Convention in Reno, Nevada

Great Eastern Balloon Camp Going Strong

Seminar-Webinar Videos now available

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

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Hot Air Competition Division

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HACD Board Elects Officers

The HACD Board of Directors held a meeting on Tuesday 10/7 during Balloon Fiesta to elect officers for the upcoming year.

Women's Team USA Blog!

The United 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

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

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2014 Gordon Bennett Race Results

2014 Gordon Bennett Race Results

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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

  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...

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

Perhaps the most thrilling of all aeronautic sports is free ballooning. The feeling one has, as the earth rapidly drops away from the ascending balloon, is one that cannot be described in words. The...

Gas Rating Requirements

Important Dates in Gas Ballooning History

Who Invented the Gas Balloon?

Gas Division Board Members

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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

The Balloon Federation of AmericaBFA_logo_circle

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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