Qualify for Regional and National competitions
Enhance your navigational skills
Participate as scoring and observing officers
Fun weekend competitions


2024 International Eligibility List

The BFA/HACD has established the following International Eligibility List for qualification to the 25th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship (Szeged, Hungary September 8-14, 2024) per Section VII of the 2023 Competition Rules, Regulations, Policies and Procedures using results from the 2021, 2022 and 2023 US National Championships.

Invite # Name US Nationals Eligibility Intent to Participate
1 Bruce Wood 2023 1st YES (paid)
2 Rhett Heartsill 2022 1st YES (paid)
3 Chase Donner 2021 1st  YES (paid)
4 John Petrehn 2023 2nd  YES (paid)
5 Joe Heartsill 2022 2nd  YES (paid)
6 Jeremy Rubin 2021 2nd YES (paid)
7 Joe Zvada 2021 4th  YES (paid)
8 Lucas Heartsill 2022 5th YES (paid)
- Branden Bloom 2021 5th NO 
9 Nick Donner 2023 6th YES (unpaid) 
10 Todd Isley 2021 6th YES (unpaid) 
- Blake Aldridge 2023 7th NO
11 Cameron Wall 2022 8th YES (unpaid)
12 Phil Clinger 2023 9th YES (unpaid)
13 Jonathan Wright 2022 9th YES (unpaid)
14 Paul Petrehn 2023 10th  -
15 Zerek Welz 2022 10th  -
16 Elisa Talbert 2023 11th  -
17 Joe Seymour 2022 11th  -
18 Andrew Baird 2021 11th
19 Patrick Cloyd 2022 12th
20 Bret Christian 2023 13th
21 Shawn Raya 2022 13th
22 Brad Craig 2021 13th