The following is a list of results to be included in the 2017 BFA HACD National Eligibility List System.
Events desiring to submit scores for inclusion in the NEL must notify an HACD Board member, National Sanction Manager or National Eligibility List Manager of their intentions PRIOR TO THE EVENT. The HACD may refuse scores submitted without prior notification, not submitted within the 21 day deadline after the event, or not following other portions of the published Rules, Regulations, Policies and Procedures.
This notification should include the date and location of the event and contact information regarding results (usually the Scoring Officer or Event Director).
Approved events can be found HERE: https://bfa.net/index.php/events5/competition-event-list
As per APPENDIX E Section I (e): In order for task scores to qualify for submission for inclusion to the NEL, ALL of the following conditions must be met:
1. A minimum of six (6) HACD cardholders must be registered, present and 50% flying the task
2. 50% or more of the total pilots registered (competitive field) must launch
3. A minimum of six (6) of the registered pilots must fly
Please use the following "color reference" to see the status of the event results.
Events in RED= Events that the HACD is anticipating scores from, but have not yet received them from the event. The NEL Manager has been notified to anticipate results. Results should be submitted WITHIN 21 DAYS of the event to the NEL Manager. Pilots not seeing an event listed that they expect to receive scores for should contact the event officials and ask them to contact the NEL Manager or HACD Board. Scores submitted without being listed may not be accepted.
Events in Black= Events with no valid tasks flown, or that have submitted results to the National Eligibility List Manager and are being verified, redone, and printed to PDF.
Events in Green= Results posted for review before final submission to the National Eligiblity List. Competitors have 30 days from the date posted to inquire on amendments per the rules. The date posted is listed next to the results.
Events in Blue= Results have been verified and entered into the National Eligibility List. If less than 30 days have passed from the posted date, inquiries for corrections may still be made. Changes after this time period may be considered at the discretion of the HACD Board.
05/12/17 Tailwinds BalloonFest (Canton, TX) No Tasks Flown
06/02/17 Frontier Days Hot Air Balloon Shootout (Carson City, MI) #1 Posted 6/7
06/09/17 Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival (Coshocton, OH) No Tasks Flown
06/16/17 Thurston Classic (Meadville, PA) No Tasks Flown
06/23/17 Michigan Challenge (Howell, MI) No Tasks Flown
06/29/17 Field of Flight (Battle Creek, MI) #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9 Posted 7/12
Tasks #8 and #9 will not be used in the NEL per APPENDIX E Section I (f)
*Updated 7/25 to correct a membership number
*Updated 8/2 to correct two membership numbers
06/30/17 Ashland BalloonFest (Ashland, OH) No Tasks Flown
07/11/17 US National Championship (Shreveport, LA) #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 #7, #8, #9, #10,
#11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20 Posted 7/17
07/21/17 Ohio Challenge (Middletown, OH) No Tasks Flown
07/30/17 National Balloon Classic (Indianola, IA) #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8. #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #15 Posted 8/30
Tasks #14, #16 and #17 will not be used in the NEL per APPENDIX E Section I (f)
08/05/17 Defiance County Balloon Fesetival (Defiance, OH) No Tasks Flown
09/15/17 Gatesway Foundation Balloon Festival (Broken Arrow, OK) No Tasks Flown
09/17/17 Top Gun (Albuquerque, NM) #1 Posted 12/19
10/20/17 Great Mississippi River Balloon Race in Natchez No Tasks Flown
10/21/17 The Great California Balloon Race (Mecca, CA) No Tasks Flown
12/23/17 SCBA Hot Shot Rallys (Lake Los Angeles, CA) #1 Posted 1/5/18
All tasks for 2017 have been entered to the NEL as of 1/5/2018.