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2019 Carolinas Balloon Association Safety Seminar and Fun Fly

March 2 - March 3

cba_sYou are invited to attend the 29th annual Carolinas Balloon Association Safety Seminar and Fun Fly to be held in Statesville, NC. The dates for these events are  Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 for the Safety Seminar and the morning of Sunday, March 3rd for the Fun Fly weather permitting so the seminar attendees can put all that new found knowledge to work.

On March 2nd, 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 $84.00. You can make your reservation by calling (704) 873-2044. Please indicate that you are attending the Carolinas Balloon Association safety Seminar to receive this special rate.   Please book your rooms by February 22nd, 2019.


We look forward to your participation and attendance at the 2019 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 > Seminar Location and Directions

Seminar Presenters and Topics:

Pat Cannon – Accident Investigation & Analysis, Aeronautical Decision Making

Don Day – Weather

Henry Rosenbaum – Propane Safety

Marsha Treacy – Passenger Management and Briefings

Steve Davis – Improving Situational Awareness

Ron Ellis – First Aid and the Crew

Sean Askren & Ken Draughn – 2018 World Championships from the Ground


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 2019 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



March 2
March 3


Carolinas Balloon Association


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