|Kittinger to Keynote BFA Convention|
Colonel Joe Kittinger (US Air Force Ret) will deliver the keynote
address at the BFA's 50th anniversary national convention next April in
Des Moines, IA. The convention dates are April 7-10, 2011.
Kittinger is best known for his long, lonely leap - when he parachuted
from a high altitude balloon at over 102,000 feet - a record that still
stands. Kittinger was also first to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo by
balloon and has numerous other world records and achievements in
ballooning. As a fighter pilot in the Vietnam War he was shot down and
spent months in the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison camp. He is also one of
the newest members of the US Ballooning Hall of Fame.
For more information on the convention log on to www.bfa50.com .
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:56|