The following is a list of results included in the 2019 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).

After the event the Scoring Officer or Event officials should submit their backup files along with PDFs of the task results to Jan Gilles at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    The results will then be processed and posted.  

Approved events can be found HERE: https://bfa.net/index.php/events5/competition-event-list


As per APPENDIX D 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

Also per APPENDIX D Section I:

f) In a given task where no pilot achieves a result, that task will not be used in the National Eligibility List
g) Pilots who achieve zero points because of a “did not fly” will not have those tasks added into the National Eligibility List.


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. 


 01/20/19                          Top Gun (Albuquerque, NM)  #1, #2   

02/17/19                           Top Gun ( Albuquerque, NM)  #1 NO RESULTS, #2, #3 NO RESULTS, #4, #5

03/23-24/19                      Top Gun ( Albuquerque, NM) #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 Russ Pederson

04/21/19                           Top Gun ( Albuquerque, NM) #1, #2, #3, #4 Russ Pederson

04/27/19                           Balloons Over Iowa Ode to Spring ( Carlisle, Iowa) Non Responsive 

05/17-18/19                      Four Rivers Balloon Race ( Jonesville, LA)  No task flown - Bill Cunningham

05/17-19/19                     Tailwind Regional Balloon Fest ( Canton, TX) No flights Sandy Graf

05/24-27/19                     Balloons Over Bavarian Inn ( Frankenmuth, MI) #1, #2, #3, #4     05/29/19   06/20/19 Dottie Humbert

05/25-27/19                     Rio Grande Classic (Albuquerque, NM)  #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7  06/19/19    06/20/19 Elise Trillanes

05/31-06/02/19                Carson City Frontier Days ( Carson City, MI) No tasks flown

06/06-08/19                     Springville Art City Days ( Springville, Utah) No Tasks flown

06/07/-09/19                    Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival ( Coshocton, Ohio) No Tasks flown

06/15-16/19                     Thurston Classic (Meadvile, Pa) No tasks flown 

06/16/19                          Top Gun ( Albuquerque, NM) No tasks flown

06/27-30/19                     Ashland Balloon Fest ( Ashland, Ohio)  No tasks flown per Drew Egerton

06/28-30/19                     Michigan Challenge Balloonfest (Howell, MI) #1, #2, #3, #4, #5  07/02/19  07/03/19 Phil Clinger/Patty Cramer

06/29-30/19                     Ottumwa Pro Balloon Race (Ottumwa, Iowa)  #1, #2, #3 (not included in rankings), #4, #5     07/03/19     07/05/19  Patty Cramer

07/04-07/19                     Field of Flight (Battle Creek, MI) #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 07/11/19   07/12/19 Patty Cramer

07/05-07/19                     Canton Miss Balloon Event ( Canton, MS) Not enough qualifying pilots -  Mike Hanson

07/12/19                           Red River Balloon Rally (Shreverport, Louisiana) #1, #2, #3 -  Patty Cramer

07/13-14/19                     Lake Redrock Balloon Event (Pella, Iowa) #1 (not included in rankings),  #2, #3 (reinstated for NEL),  #4 Tim and Denise Morris

07/13-07/14/19                Angola Balloons Aloft  (Angola, Somewhere in US  not on calendar ) #1, #2, #3 (No scorable results), #4, #5, #6  Phil Clinger

07/21/19                          Sunday AM flight  (Middleton, Ohio) No task flown (weathered out) Al Nels

07/21/19                          Top Gun ( Albuquerque, NM) weathered out - Keith Takach

07/26-28/19                     Great Texas Balloon Race ( Longview, TX) #1, #2, #3  Patty Cramer

07/26/19 - 08/03/19         National Balloon Classic ( Indianola, IA) #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21  Louise Clemons

07/26-28/19                     Pro Football Hall of Fame ( North Canton, OH)  #1 (not included), #2, #3, #4 (not included), #5 (not included)   Lynn Sullivan  

08/01-04/19                      Midland Balloon Festival (Midland, MI,  not on calendar) #1, #2, #3 (Not Included), #4, #5, #6   Thomas Jones

08/09-11/19                      Flag City BalloonFest  (Findlay, Ohio) #1, #2, #3, #4, #5    Ron Terranova via Drew Egerton

08/11-18/19                      2019 BFA US National Hot Air Balloon Championship ( Mitchell, NB) #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12    Mike Gilligan

08/16-18/19                      Centralia BalloonFest  (Centralia, Ill)   Weathered Out     Adam McGee

08/17-18/19                      Top Gun ( Albuquerque, NM)  #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 (Not included)   Craig Pendleton

08/23-25/19                      Kalamazoo BalloonFest ( Richland, MI) #1, #2     Dottie Humbert

08/23-25/19                      Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival (Hot Springs, SD) Not a competition event

08/30-09/02/19                 43rd Great Pershing Balloon Derby (Brookfield, MO) #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7    Doug Clark

08/30 - 09/02/19               2019 Women's Nationals - #1, #2, ( #3, #4, #5, #6, See GPBD)   #7, (#8, #9, #10, See GPBD)  #11,  Lynn Sullivan

09/05-08/19                      The Great Reno Balloon Race ( Reno, NV) No Competition scores   Dale Wong

09/06-08/19                       Council Bluffs Field of Flight (Council Bluffs, IA) #1, #2, #3 Matt Fenster 

09/22/19                            Top Gun ( Albuquerque, NM) #1, #2 (T1-2, NO RESULTS NOT INCLUDED), #3, #4

10/18-10/20/19                  The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race ( Natchez, Miss)  Bill Cunningham

10/18-10/20/19                  Carolina BalloonFest (Statesville, NC) #1, #2, #3 (T3 NO RESULTS, NOT INCLUDED) Ken Draughn

10/20/19                            Top Gun ( Albuquerque, NM)

11/10/19                            Top Gun ( Albuquerque, NM)

11/16-17/19                       Top Gun ( Albuquerque, NM)

12/07/19                             Balloons Over Christmas In The Ville (Fowlerville, MI)