Oct 17 2017
Envelope of Safety Program Announced

At the October 13, 2017 Professional Ride Operators (PRO) meeting at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the new Envelope of Safety Program was presented to the membership. This new initiati [ ... ]

Sep 27 2017
BFA Annual General Meeting 10-8-17

Sunday, October 8, 2017


The BFA Annual General Meeting and Awards Presentation will be 11:00 am Mountain Time, Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Sid Cutter Pilot Pavilion at the Albuquerque [ ... ]

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
 Plan of Action with FAA

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
2017-2018 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, BFA.net has a new look and a whole lot of new functionality!

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