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Dec 11 2020
Pat Cannon chosen for BFA Board

I would like to begin by announcing that Pat Cannon has been selected by the BFA Board of Directors to fill the remaining 2 1/2 years of Ted Watts term after his passing due to Covid-19.&nbs [ ... ]

Dec 09 2020
Convention/Symposium Postponed to 2022

Facing the likelihood of continued Covid-19 public gathering and travel restrictions extending into the Spring of 2021, the BFA Board of Directors has taken the difficult decision to postpone the upco [ ... ]

Nov 02 2020
Passing of Director Ted Watts

We don’t know how many of our members or their family members have been stricken by the COVID 19 virus, but yesterday, it’s seriousness brought tragedy as Ted Watts lost his battle with the diseas [ ... ]

Oct 06 2020
BFA Annual General Meeting Video

The 2020 Balloon Federation of America's Annual General Meeting was held online due to COVID-19  concerns. The meeting was recorded and the video of the event is available to the public to view [ ... ]

Sep 07 2020
BFA Election Results 2019

The Balloon Federation of America's Board of Directors have agreed to extend the deadline for submissions for the Shields-Trauger Award, the National Crew Person Award and the Bill Murtorff Spiri [ ... ]

Aug 31 2020
2020 Election Results

The 2020 Election results are in. The following are new members to their respective boards:


BFA Board:

At Large Director - Ted Watts

Western Region Director - Kent Barnes

Northeast Region  [ ... ]

Jul 29 2020
BFA Balloon Event Symposium 2022

BFA Balloon Event Symposium


Postponed to 2022

Registration will start August 1, 2021


New Dates: April 6-7, 2022

Event Officials will receive specific training with a free excha [ ... ]

Jul 28 2020
BFA National Convention 2022

BFA National Convention


Postponed to 2022

Registration will start August 1, 2021


New Dates: April 7-9, 2022




Event Symposium

April 6-7, 2022


Capital [ ... ]

Jul 26 2020
Election 2020 Candidates






Candidates have been selected by their respective nominating committees and we are please to announce the candidates for the 2020 election.  All [ ... ]

Jun 16 2020
BFA Election Results 2019

In the May 2020 Quick Release we talked about a program that some balloonists were doing to show their gratitude for those who have been on the front line during the pandemic. If you want to star [ ... ]

May 15 2020
Let’s Show We Care Program

As states and communities across American begin to re-open in the continuing face of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the BFA wants to assure that ballooning and balloonists are welcomed back in a positive way. [ ... ]

Apr 30 2020
Vintage Film Library Added

BFA Board member Tim Cloyd has retrieved old video and even film footage from the basement of the BFA office. He digitized the recordings and has now uploaded them to the BFA site.
Many of these came [ ... ]

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