Jun 16 2022
ACTION NEEDED- Drone rulemaking

Dear BFA Members, 

The linked article from AOPA lays out yet another challenge that we as balloonists are facing and the FAA is soliciting comments from you relating to it.

The issue is the use [ ... ]

Jan 18 2022
BFA Response to Balloon Pilot Medical NPRM

Below you will see the BFA's official response to the Balloon Pilot Medical NPRM. We have done our best to represent you in this issue knowing that the base results had already been determined  b [ ... ]

Jan 01 2022
Responding to the FAA's NPRM


Note from BFA President Pat Cannon

January 1, 2022


I know that many of you have been waiting for the BFA’s response to the NPRM proposing a second class medicals for commercial bal [ ... ]

Dec 10 2021
ADS-B and Me

Balloon Federation of America PO Box 400 Indianola, Iowa   December 19, 2021





There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding ADS-B requirements and lighter-t [ ... ]

Nov 28 2021
FAA Notice of Proposed Rule Making

November 18, 2021   Below you will find the link for the NPRM and the link to submit a comment. Please read the NPRM in it's entirety and then craft your response to it. It is very important  [ ... ]

Apr 28 2021
2021 BFA On-Line Seminar Opens

We are happy to announce that the 2021 BFA On-Line Seminar Webinar videos are now available. Log onto www.bfa.net and go to EDUCATION, then VIDEO SEMINAR LIBRARY to view the n [ ... ]

Mar 31 2021
Seminar Registration

The Balloon Federation of America produces a Video-based safety seminar every year. The seminar is available all year long, so that members can keep their skills sharp, and receive insurance credit fo [ ... ]

Dec 11 2020
Pat Cannon chosen for BFA Board

I would like to begin by announcing that Pat Cannon has been selected by the BFA Board of Directors to fill the remaining 2 1/2 years of Ted Watts term after his passing due to Covid-19.&nbs [ ... ]

Nov 02 2020
Passing of Director Ted Watts

We don’t know how many of our members or their family members have been stricken by the COVID 19 virus, but yesterday, it’s seriousness brought tragedy as Ted Watts lost his battle with the diseas [ ... ]

Oct 06 2020
BFA Annual General Meeting Video

The 2020 Balloon Federation of America's Annual General Meeting was held online due to COVID-19  concerns. The meeting was recorded and the video of the event is available to the public to view [ ... ]

Sep 07 2020
Fireside Chat Video

The Balloon Federation of America's Board of Directors have agreed to extend the deadline for submissions for the Shields-Trauger Award, the National Crew Person Award and the Bill Murtorff Spiri [ ... ]

Aug 31 2020
2020 Election Results

The 2020 Election results are in. The following are new members to their respective boards:


BFA Board:

At Large Director - Ted Watts

Western Region Director - Kent Barnes

Northeast Region  [ ... ]

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