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  1. Welcome All

    1. Welcome to Members and Visitors

      About HotAirBalloonist.com

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    2. Membership Types and Descriptions

      Select the membership you are interested in and read about all the features built into your membership. Find out all the wonderful things you can do on this site with a paid membership.

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    3. How this site works   (19,671 visits to this link)

    4. How do I start a topic   (19,103 visits to this link)

      How can I start topics or respond to topics on this site?

    5. Video Tutorials

      Here you will find a few video tutorials on how to do some of the more common items members want to do. There are more Video Tutorials in the Download Center under the category Video Tutorials.

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    6. Past Newsletters

      Catch up on all the things you have missed.  These newsletters are FULL of information about all the useful content on the site as well as so much about how the site works.PilotLite.png

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  2. BFA

    1. Balloon Federation of America

      Current Events. Suggestions of future forums for the BFA

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    2. NOTABLE BALLOONIST BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

      Biographies and Biographical Information include information on Notable Balloonist's on file with the Hall of Fame Committee. Present Hall of Fame members are shown in CAPS.

      To modify a BIO on file or to add a new BIO, please submit information to the BFA Hall of Fame Committee at    Notable Balloonists

       

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  3. ASK HAB

    1. Ask A Pilot?

      Do you have a question about Hot Air Balloons and would like a Pilot to answer it?  Post your question here and one of the HotAirBalloonist.com Pilot Members will post an answer for you.

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    2. Balloon Crew Questions.

      Do you have a question about Hot Air Balloons and would like a Pilot or one of the Ground Team to answer it?  Post your question here and one of the HotAirBalloonist.com Pilot Members will post an answer for you.

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  4. Hot Air Balloon Rides

    1. Ballooning Q & A

      Questions about ballooning and explinations.

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    2. Balloon Rides United States

      Balloon Ride operations listed by state. Please choose the members of our site first.

      HotAirBalloonist.com is not responsible for NON-MEMBER information.  If a listed company is not a member of HotAirBalloonist.com their information could be out of date.  If you choose to fly with a non-member company please encourage them to become a member of HotAirBalloonist.com

      You may also find the "Member Map" useful for searching for Balloon Services in your area.

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    3. Balloon Rides United Kingdom

      Balloon Ride operations in the UK. Please choose the members of our site first. You can also use the member map to locate the nearest operator to your location.

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    4. Balloon Rides Canada

      Balloon Ride operations in Canada. Please choose the members of our site first. You can also use the member map to locate the nearest operator to your location.

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    5. Balloon Rides Spain

      Balloon Ride operations in Spain. Please choose the members of our site first. You can also use the member map to locate the nearest operator to your location.

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    6. Balloon Ride Operators

      This Category is for Balloon Ride Operators. This Forum contains information for Balloonist's who preform passenger flights. This forum is visible only to members who are logged into the site.

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  5. Equipment Sales

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    2. Full Systems

      This category is for complete systems.  You may reply to the seller at the bottom of their post.  Sellers do not forget to check the "Notify me of Reply's" button on your listing.

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    3. Baskets and Bottom Ends

      Baskets, Burners, Tanks and other Bottom End Equipment

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    4. Inflation Fans and parts

      You will never get your balloon off the ground without an Inflation Fan. Here you will find Fans and assorted parts available for sale.

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    5. Lines of all kinds

      Red Lines, Vent Lines, Crown lines, Drop Lines, Tether Lines and other assorted gear.

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    6. Hardware and wires

      D-Rings, Flying Wires, Suspension Cables, Carabiner, Load Rings and other assorted hardware.

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    7. Electonics!

      Radios, Instruments, Night Light Systems, GPS, GO-Pro cameras, If it needs a charge or takes batteries here is where it goes.

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    8. Trucks and Trailers

      Vans, Trucks, Trailers, Lift Gates, Vehicle Hardware,

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    9. Special Shapes

      Balloons with a slightly different shape.

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    10. Odds and Endless

      Skirts, Parachutes, Flight Manuel & My mothers cookie recipe. Anything that won't fit somewhere else.

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    11. Balloon Business for sale

      Looking for an entire balloon business for sale?  Find established ride operations here for sale.

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  6. The Nylon Telegraph

    1. The Balloonetin Board

      To start a topic you must be a logged in member or REGISTER with us.  Do not forget to check the "Follow" box to be informed of new topics when posted.

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    2. Equipment Transport.

      This forum is for those who need stuff transported or have room to transport stuff. From time to time we all need a piece of equipment or something moved from where it is to where we need it. HERE is where you can post your needs.

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  7. HOT TOPICS

    1. Hot Topics

      Use this forum to see sample Topics and to learn how you can participate.

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    2. HAB Walkie Talkie

      This Sub-Forum is for the members to use to broadcast to the entire membership. When you start a topic in this Forum the membership will be sent an email with the contents of your topic. Announce a Safety Seminar, Need a part? Looking for crew? This is the forum to use! If you are a new member just click the button "Follow this Forum" and you too will get instant messages when someone posts a new topic. You can also follow individual topics as well.

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  8. Balloon Owner & Operator

    1. Sample for sale

      You may list your equipment in any fashion but here are a few tips and a guide.

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    2. Knots

      The five best ballooning knots to know

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    3. "Stuff I Used To Do, But Don't Do Anymore"

      Things we used to do and why we no longer do it.

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    4. Balloon annual inspection questions

      Questions about your annual inspection. From inspection costs to what is involved?

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    5. Maintenance?

      What can the owner operator do and not do on the aircraft?

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    6. Tips and tricks for the life of your balloon

      Do you have questions about how to keep your balloon in top shape? Do you have things you do to make your balloon last longer?

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    7. Home Built Balloons

      Topics about building your own balloon.

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    8. Ballooning, Hazmat, and the DOT

      This is an article about the rules and regulations regarding Commercial Motor Vehicles and Ballooning.

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    9. Pilot Saftey Videos

      We have assembled videos from all over for pilots to review.

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    10. The Covid Convo

      This is a forum created so members can ask questions and give suggestions and possible answers to questions related to the Covid-19 virus and ballooning.  Please ask questions as a separate topic in this forum.

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    11. WANTED

      Looking for a specific piece of equipment? Start a topic here about what you are looking for and then click on the FOLLOW Topic button and when anyone Replies to your topic you will get an instant email!

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    12. Balloon Memorabilia

      Pins, Posters, Jackets, Cards, Framed Photos, and assorted Stuff.

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    13. Inflatables

      Inflatables of all kinds.

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    14. Blimps small and large

      Blimps you fly and blimps you fly IN.

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    15. Books and Balloon literature.

      Books and Balloon literature.

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  9. Better Ballooning

    1. Tips and Tricks

      Have ideas, Tricks, Tips, anything you think would be helpful for other balloonist's. Post it here.
       

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    2. Winter FLYING

      Start a topic about winter flying.  Add your tips and advice to this forum!

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    3. General Topics

      Topics started by the members.

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    4. Technology For Ballooning

      App's, Program's, and Technology that can make our life better.

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    5. Better Inflations

      Tips for getting your balloon airborne faster, Safer, and more efficient.

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  10. Event Scores

    1. Scores

      Event Organizers can create a topic for the posting of event scores.  You may insert a PDF for each day or create one topic for your event and edit each time you have new scores to update.

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  11. Balloon Schools

    1. Balloon School Listings

      Find balloon Schools all over the world.

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    2. Junior Balloonist Camps

      Topics about and for the Junior Balloonist Camps.

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  12. Weather

    1. Radar Links

      Links to radar.

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    2. Weather Websites

      Websites with good balloon weather.

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    3. Weather Articles

      Articles written by a Balloonist about weather. Thank you Brad Temeyer

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    4. Weather APP's

      Articles written by a Balloonist about weather. Thank you Brad Temeyer

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  13. Balloon Clubs

    1. Balloon Clubs

      You may use these listings to contact a club in your area.  You may also use the Member Map to find a club near you.  If you can not find a club and would like to start a club just become a member of HotAirBalloonist.com and start a club of your own right here on this site.

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  14. Student Pilot Study Desk

    1. Student Pilot Lounge

      Ask questions here. Start topics of discussion you want answers for. Don't forget to check the box FOLLOW TOPIC so when someone posts an answer you get an email.

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    2. Study Guides and Manuals

      Where to find books and study guides for your certificate.

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  15. Balloon Insurance

    1. Insurance Questions

      Ask your questions here and members will answer.

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    2. Insurance Companies

      Compare your options between companies.

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  16. Repair Stations

    1. Repair Station Locations

      Repair Station listings

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  17. Crew Lounge

    1. Crew Lounge

      A place for the crew to ask questions from pilots

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  18. Safety Seminars & Balloon Camps

    1. Safety Seminars

      List your seminar here.

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    2. Things we need to talk about

      We have made this forum so we can talk about problems or issues that simply need to be addressed.  This forum will be a written record that can always be reviewed about items that simply should be "Talked About"

       

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  19. FAA

    1. Handy Links

      Links to different FAA regulations that members may find handy.

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    2. FAA Designated Examiners

      When you need your check ride or to get your Biennial review here are some people you can call.

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    3. Odds and Endless

      A few little tidbits from the FAA that relate to the balloon world. Things you may not have known.

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    4. Balloon Medicals

      This forum is for any topics related to getting a second class medical.  Questions about where to go.  What was involved.  Tell us about your experience.  Share your knowledge with others.  Who did you go to in your area?  Thank you for your participation.

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  20. U.S. National Balloon Museum

    1. Ballooning Hall of Fame

      Here you can find information about our current U.S. Hall of Fame members. We will also talk about future U.S.Hall of Fame recipients

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    2. Upcomming Events

      Events you should not miss.

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    3. New Exhibits

      Here you can see new stuff and you can also suggest things you would like to see.

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    4. Old Time Storybook

      We will post some photos from long ago and you can view them here.

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    5. Balloon History

      The history behind ballooning.

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  21. Things that make me go.....

    1. YIKES

      A Forum for those things we see now and then that we look at and say. MAN WERE YOU LUCKY!

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    2. WHAT??!!?

      Stuff that should be talked about. Things that do or do not make sense.

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    3. WOW

      Things that are simply incredible.

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  22. Balloon Humor. (You'll get used to it)

    1. Balloon Humor (before the flight)

      Balloon Jokes that can be used before the flight

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    2. Balloon Humor (In Flight)

      Balloon jokes that are best used in flight.

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    3. Balloon Humor. (Back on Earth)

      Balloon jokes that can be used after the flight or during your champagne ceremony.

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    4. Unusual Passenger Quotes

      We have all have them. Those wonderful quotes that come from a passenger who just does not understand. Great quotes that make those of us in the balloon world just Laugh OUT Loud.

      Share them please.

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    5. Fun Stuff

      Share your stories or photos of the fun side of ballooning.

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  23. The Competitor's Edge

    1. Maps, KML files PZ's

      Do you have questions about map files? Do you need a file or map for your balloon event? Do you need a map for your flying area and or club? Keith Sproul is our moderator for this forum. Anything you want regarding maps he is your new best friend. Post your comments and topics here!

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    2. Using the Competition Map

      Tips on competition maps and how to get the best from them

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    3. The Baggie Toss

      Spin or throw?

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    4. Equipment

      Map and compass or laptop and GPS?

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    5. General Guidelines for Success

      Random topics and questions about how to become a better competition pilot.

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  24. Ballooning For Kids

    1. School Project Build a balloon

      Build a tissue Paper hot air balloon.

      Adult Supervision is a must.

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    2. Junior Balloonist's Camps

      let us know about your Balloon camp and we will list it here.

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    3. Balloon History

      The history behind ballooning.

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  25. Balloon Manufacturing and Dealers

    1. APEX Balloons

      APEX Balloon Forum for discussions.

       

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    2. Avian Balloons

      Avian Balloon Forum for discussions.

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    3. Cameron Balloons

      Cameron Balloon Forum for discussions.

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    4. Custom Nine Designs, Inc

      Custom built replacement balloons.

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    5. Firefly Balloons

      Firefly Balloon Dealers

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    6. Head Balloons

      Head Balloon Forum for discussions.

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    7. Kavanagh Balloons

      Kavanagh Balloon Dealers

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    8. Kubicek Balloons

      Kubicek Balloon Dealers

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    9. LimeLite Balloons

      LimeLite Balloon Dealers

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    10. Lindstrand Balloons

      Lindstrand Balloon Dealers

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    11. National Balloons

      National Balloon Dealers

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    12. Ultramagic Balloons

      Ultramagic Balloon Dealers

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