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Balloon Federation of America

Balloon Federation of America

The Balloon Federation of America (BFA) promotes all phases of Lighter-than-Air aviation. Like the EAA, it is a huge advocate for aviation education and safety. We are working together with the BFA to promote aviation and they would like to give EAA members discounted rates on BFA membership so you can have the opportunity to learn more about the original form of aviation; Lighter-than-air. Click the link below for a discounted BFA membership and be sure to use the code 'EAA2019' when purchasing.

We invite you to become a member of the Balloon Federation of America today. When you sign up using the link at the bottom of this page, you'll receive a 25% discount off your first year of dues on a full or on-line individual BFA membership. To receive the discount, you must be logged into this website and an EAA member.


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About the Balloon Federation of America

The first flight of man took place on the 21st of November, 1783 in Annonay, France. It wasn’t until 1960 when the first balloon with an onboard heating system was flown ushering in the modern sport of hot air ballooning. Ed Yost and the team from Raven Industries demonstrated the balloon as part of a contract for the Office of Naval Research on October 22, 1960. That marked the beginning of a new era in the sport of aviation as hot air ballooning’s popularity has spread throughout the world.

The BFA is a 501c3 non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of the sport and science of lighter-than-air aviation, both hot air and gas balloons. Founded in 1961 by a handful of early balloonists, membership in the BFA is open to anyone who shares a fascination with Lighter Than Air flight.

Become part of the future of ballooning! Membership is easy and affordable, and comes with privileges. Our top-flight magazine "BALLOONING Journal" is produced bi-monthly and is filled with interesting and informative articles covering many aspects of the sport. Joining the Competition Division will allow you to compete for National and International Championship teams and prizes. Opportunities for training and education, a monthly eNewsletter, achievement awards, and more great things are available for members.

To join Balloon Federation of America and receive this discount, you must be logged in and a current member of EAA.


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