The following is a list of results included in the 2023 BFA HACD National Eligibility List System.

Events desiring to submit scores for inclusion in the NEL must notify the National Eligibility List Manager via the Sanction Application Form of their intentions at least 2 weeks PRIOR TO THE EVENTThe 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 Zerek Welz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The results will then be processed and posted. Task sheets and measuring sheets should be retained until the results are verified and entered in the NEL.

Events should become very familiar with the guidance and policies in place for conducting tasks located in the HACD Policies, Procedures and Regulations (available on this website under the Event Tools tab). The HACD may refuse to accept any tasks that are deemed to be out of compliance with these policies.

As per Section II (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 Section II:

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. 

 Upcoming Events

Date of Event

Event Name



Notification Date

Event Director Sanction Type Website


Monthly Top Gun Albuquerque New Mexico 2023-01-01 Varies Scores Only  
Monthly AEi Competition Series Battle Creek Michigan 2023-01-13 Varies Scores Only  
May 27 - May 29 Rio Grande Classic Albuquerque New Mexico 2022-12-15 Maury Sullivan State and Regional Championship  
June 9 - June 11 Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival Coshocton Ohio 2023-02-11 Sean Askren Scores Only   
June 12 - 18 US National Championship Longview Texas 2023-01-01 Sam Parks US Nationals   
June 23 - 25 Michigan Challenge Howell Michigan 2023-01-13   Scores Only   
June 29 - July 4 Field of Flight Battle Creek Michigan 2023-01-13 Phil Clinger Scores Only  
July 7 - 9 Angola Balloons Aloft Angola Indiana 2023-01-13    Scores Only   
July 28-30 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic North Canton Ohio 2023-02-16   Scores Only Teams event. Only eligible tasks will be submitted.


 Submitted Events