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2018 Carolinas Balloon Association Safety Seminar and Fun Fly

February 24 - February 25

cba_sYou are invited to attend the 28th annual Carolinas Balloon Association Safety Seminar and Fun Fly to be held in Statesville, NC. The dates for these events are  Saturday, February 24th, 2018 for the Safety Seminar and the morning of Sunday, February 25th for the Fun Fly weather permitting so the seminar attendees can put all that new found knowledge to work.

On February 24th, In accordance with the BFA’s Continuing Education Safety Seminar Guidelines, the safety seminar committee is presenting a one day agenda presented by a professional group of expert and knowledgeable speakers. The cost for the safety seminar for pilots will be $50.00 and crew members will be $25.00. Member pilots of the Carolina Balloon Association will receive a $10 discount and member crew and enthusiasts will receive a $5 discount. This year you can bundle your membership with your safety seminar fees. If you have already renewed your CBA membership you can just purchase the seminar with the additional member discounts. The Safety Seminar Committee is pleased to announce that Mitchell Community College in Statesville, NC has once again graciously provided their facilities to host the safety seminar.

Hotel accommodations for the seminar will be provided by Comfort Inn and Suites in Statesville, NC. The hotel is located within a short 10 minute drive to the college. Attendees will receive a reduced room rate of $85.00. You can make your reservation by calling (704) 873-2044. Please indicate that you are attending the balloon seminar to receive this special rate. The rate code is AW7LM8.  Please book your rooms by February 15th, 2018.

You can also book directly with the hotel at that rate using the following link >

Comfort Inn / Safety Seminar Reservation

We look forward to your participation and attendance at the 2018 CBA Safety Seminar and Fun Fly. Don’t forget to extend this invitation to your students and crew as well.

If you need printable directions they can be found here > 2018 Seminar Location and Directions

Seminar Presenters and Topics:

WeatherScott Dennstaedt

Aeronautical Decision MakingJoe Zvada

Exploring Medicals & HABDr. Parvez Dara

Powerline SafetyJonathan Carter

Ground and Crew SafetyPatric Patterson

Rally/Festival FlyingSam Parks

Technology & Ballooning: Tips & TricksMarc Klinger

Landowner RelationsRandy Lee


Registration:     7:00 – 8:00
Seminar:            8:00 – 5:30

How to register:

We have two ways for you to register for this event.

Method 1 (Old School): Download the application form, complete and mail along with your payment to the address listed on the form

**Selecting (MEMBER) requires login to receive member discount.




Method 2 (Space Age): Fill out the online form and submit your payment via PayPal.

**Selecting (MEMBER) requires login to receive member discount.

If you are a current member and have not paid your 2018 dues yet, you can bundle your membership renewal with your seminar fees.

If you are not a current member but would like to consider joining please visit the membership page



February 24
February 25


Carolinas Balloon Association


Mitchell Community College, Continuing Education Center, Main Auditorium
701 West Front Street
Statesville, NC 28677 United States
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