Aug 28 2017
2017 Election Results







Congratulations to our elected directors!

BFA Board:

At Large Director - Ted Watts

Northeast Region Director - Mark MacSkimming

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Aug 16 2017
BFA Statement Regarding 2017 Senate Bills

   Based on results from a Balloon Federation of America sponsored survey that included feedback from non-members as well and other factors, the BFA Board voted on August 15, [ ... ]

Mar 22 2017
FAVIA 225/BFA Convention Early Registration









FAVIA 225 Website

 NOTE: Early Registration is now available!

Join us for the 225th anniversary celebration of the First A [ ... ]

Feb 17 2017
BFA Store adds apparel line

In the past, the BFA has tried to stock apparel items at our office. The challenge is keeping a good variety of items in a number of sizes. Some of those items may not sell, so we are stuck with the [ ... ]

Feb 09 2017
BFA Board to meet in Shreveport - updated

The BFA Board of Directors will hold a face to face board meeting on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

The meeting will be held at:

Wyndham Garden Inn

1419 E 70th St

Shreveport, [ ... ]

Feb 09 2017
 BFA meets with FAA in Washington

By Sam Parks

There are some changes coming to the 2017 version of the NFPA-58 LP Gas Code Manual that could affect how balloonists refuel their hot air balloon propane tanks.

The BFA learned that th [ ... ]

Jan 25 2017
New BFA OnLine Store Opens

We are please to annnouce that we have opened a new online store!  

Now you can purchase BFA merchandise, training materials, logbooks and lots more.


The new store features:

An on-sc [ ... ]

Jan 06 2017
2016-2017 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 l [ ... ]

Dec 14 2016
NTSB Hearing Update

On Friday, December 9, 2016 the National Transportation Safety Board held an inquiry regarding the July 30, 2016 balloon accident near Lockhart, Texas. BFA members Sam Parks, Andy Baird, Scott Appelma [ ... ]

Nov 18 2016
New BFA Website is Finally LIVE!

After over 3 years of work, has a new look and a whole lot of new functionality!

Nov 18 2016
BFA to participate in NTSB Hearing

The Balloon Federation of America has been invited to participate in a hearing by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on December 9, 2016 in regards to the July 30, 2016 hot air balloon ac [ ... ]

Nov 17 2016
Nov-Dec 2016 Ballooning Journal OnLine

The November-December 2016 edition of "Ballooning - The Journal of the Balloon Federation of America" is now available for BFA members to view online. 

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