Aug 30 2019
BFA Election Results 2019







Congratulations to our elected directors!

BFA Board:

At Large Director - Scott McClinton

Great Lakes Region Director - Al Reusch

So [ ... ]

Aug 22 2019
Commercial Balloon Pilot Safety Act Update

Dear Members,


In our monthly call with the FAA last Tuesday, we were informed that the FAA has started the rulemaking process to enact the "Commercial Balloon Pilot Safety Act of 2018".  [ ... ]

Aug 14 2019
IAMBFA Membership Promotion


Announcing a new member promotion!

Name: I am BFA Membership Campaign   #IAMBFA

Dates: August 1, 2019 ~ December 31, 2019

Open to all BFA members in good standing.


Prog [ ... ]

Jul 29 2019
Election 2019 Candidates






Candidates have been selected by their respective nominating committees and we are please to announce the candidates for the 2019 election.  All [ ... ]

Apr 27 2019
2019 Seminar Videos OnLine

As part of your membership, BFA members can watch the videos for the BFA On-Line seminars. All seminars since 2014 have been recorded and are available for viewing.

To view the seminars, you MUST be  [ ... ]

Feb 15 2019
Registration Open for 2019 Online Seminar

Mark Your Calendars!

The Balloon Federation of America's annual

Online Seminar will be available starting


Saturday, April 27, 2019


Register Here!


By request from many pre [ ... ]

Feb 06 2019
BFA Long Jump Challenge


Started in 1990, the BFA Long Jump is an annual contest to promote the sport of hot air ballooning.  Individual pilots and team members plan and conduct their own flights from [ ... ]

Jan 31 2019
Balloon Event Symposium a Success

2019 Balloon Event Symposium A Success!


At the first-ever BFA Balloon Event Symposium there were 176 registrants representing 34 US states and two Canadian provinces. The response was ove [ ... ]

Nov 17 2018
FAQ on FAA Event Guidance

FAQs on FAA's Event Guidance


Most have seen that the FAA has recently released its most comprehensive revision of FAA Order 8900.1 Volume 3 Chapter 6 Section 1 and 3, Flight Standards Inform [ ... ]

Nov 13 2018
New FAA Policy for Waivered Balloon Events

After over a year of work, the FAA is publishing revised policy for aviation events, including balloon events.  The new guidance makes significant changes for event organizers and provides new gu [ ... ]

Aug 28 2018
2018 Election Results




Congratulations to our elected directors!


BFA Board:

At Large Director - Mark West

North Central Region Director - Tim Cloyd

Southeast Region [ ... ]

Jul 24 2018
July 2018 Quick Release Newsletter

The newest edition of the Quick Release newsletter is now available. You can read it at:

Read July QuickRelease


Note: You can read previous versions of the Quick Release by going to h [ ... ]

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