Jan 23 2023
Additional 2nd Class Medical Clarification

Balloon Federation of America PO Box 400 Indianola, Iowa   January 23, 2023




The BFA has been continuing to work with FAA to provide better explanations for some of  [ ... ]

Jan 17 2023
Preparing for a Second Class Medical

As we march toward May and the reality that commercially rated LTA pilots will be required to possess a second-class medical certificate if they intend to use their certificate for commercial purposes [ ... ]

Dec 29 2022
Update on FAA Medical Final Rule

Letter from BFA President, Pat Cannon



It has been over a month now since the final date was set for the requirement for a second class medical for pilots holding a commercial LTA  [ ... ]

Dec 19 2022
Bring A Buddy Program


We have a win, win, win program to share with you, our members. When you log into the BFA website (www.bfa.net), you will see a new "Invite"  feature! This feature will provide yo [ ... ]

Nov 23 2022
Aircraft Registration Timeframe Extention Proposed

Aircraft Registration Timeframe Extention Proposed


A notice has just been sent from the FAA extending the duration of aircraft registration  to 7 years. This is in answer to the long l [ ... ]

Nov 23 2022
Medical Requirement Starts 5/22/23

Medicals Update

The final rule on the medicals for commercial balloon pilots posted to the Federal Register today. The date you need to have your medical by is May 22, 2023.

See this link for the f [ ... ]

Nov 17 2022
BFA Response - FAA 2nd Class Medical Ruling

Letter from BFA President, Pat Cannon



By now, you know through several sources that the FAA has released the final rule regarding the requirement for a second-class medical certif [ ... ]

Sep 26 2022
BFA Annual General Meeting - Oct 2, 2022




On behalf of the Board of Directors, we invite everyone to attend the BFA Annual General Meeting to be [ ... ]

Aug 25 2022
2022 Election Results

We would like to thank all of our members that took the time to vote in our election. Our boards do much of the work of our Federation and our success on your behalf rides on their dedication to the [ ... ]

Aug 03 2022
Follow-Up Letter to BVLOS ARC Committee


August 2, 2022


Ms. Eileen Lockhart, BVLOS ARC Co-Chair

Director of Emerging Markets

Air Methods


Mr. Sean Cassidy, BVLOS ARC Co-Chair

Director, Safet [ ... ]

Jul 26 2022
BVLOS ARC Verbal Comments

Balloon Federation of America PO Box 400 Indianola, Iowa   July 26, 2022



BVLOS ARC Verbal Comments from BFA for publication


The Balloon Federation of America is a  [ ... ]

Jul 23 2022
Election 2022 Candidates






Candidates have been selected by their respective nominating committees and we are please to announce the candidates for the 2022 election.  All [ ... ]

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