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May 2016

WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest

May 27, 2016 - May 30, 2016
Fleming Loop Park, 503 Fleming Loop Road
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 United States
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You're Invited Join us Memorial Day Weekend 2016 in our new home in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina as we celebrate our freedom and honor those who have served our nation. With the support of community focused sponsors, the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest will remain an admission free festival dedicated to remembering our fallen military service men and women and honoring our veterans through a celebration of our freedom. Please take time to thank them to let them know you appreciate their show of support for our…

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Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic

May 28, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Point Mallard Park, 2901 Point Mallard Drive
Decatur, AL 35602 United States
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Hot-Air Balloons The Alabama Jubilee features sixty balloons from around the US Visitors are encouraged to come out for the day to see these magnificent flying machines in action an are allowed to freely walk amongst the balloons. Saturday morning is the 'hare & hound' race and during the evening there is the always popular Balloon Glow that lights up the night sky. Sunday morning balloons fly-into the field in the Lynn Layton Key Grab and during the evening many…

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June 2016

Helen to the Atlantic Balloon Race & Festival

June 2, 2016 - June 4, 2016
The Helendorf River Inn, 33 Munich Strasse
Helen, GA 30545 United States
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The South's oldest balloon event and the United States' only long distance hot air balloon race will begin (weather permitting) with a mass ascension of  30 bright and colorful hot air balloons, in North Georgia's Alpine Village - Helen.   Race competitors and local flyers will take to the sky at 7:00 am, Thursday, June 2, 2016.  If the weather conditions are too windy or storms are forecast, the take off will be postponed until conditions are acceptable. The people of…

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July 2016

QuickChek New Jersey Festival Of Ballooning

July 29, 2016 - July 31, 2016
Solberg Airport, Readington, NJ, 39 Thor Solberg Rd
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889 United States
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The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey.  It holds the dual distinction of being a recipient of The New Jersey Governor's Award for Best Special Event, as well as being designated, for the 6th time, as a Top 100 Festival in North America by the American Bus Association. Held annually at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ, the festival truly…

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October 2016

Balloons Over Anderson

October 7, 2016 - October 9, 2016
Anderson Civic Center, 3027 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Anderson, SC 29621 United States
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Bring the family and enjoy the spectacle as 25 beautiful hot air balloons magically rise into the Anderson skies in five scheduled flights throughout the weekend (weather permitting)!  Check the Event Schedule for flight times. Book a hot air balloon flight in advance or during the festival, take a tethered balloon ride, take a helicopter ride, watch the other great shows planned, and have lunch and dinner from the variety offered by the food vendors. 

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Carolina BalloonFest 2016

October 21, 2016 - October 23, 2016
Statesville Regional Airport, 260 Hangar Drive
Statesville, NC 28625 United States
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Carolina BalloonFest is a fun-filled weekend of outstanding entertainment, attractions and family activities. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to bask in the beautiful Carolina autumn weather as the backdrop to all the sights & sounds of 50 colorful hot air balloons (pets & coolers are not permitted). As a premiere hot air balloon festival in the Southeast, Carolina BalloonFest is held at Statesville Regional Airport in Statesville, NC each 3rd weekend of October!

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December 2016

2016 CBA Montgolfier / Holiday Party and Fun Fly

December 3, 2016

Please join us on Saturday,   December 3, 2016  for  the Carolina Balloon Association Christmas Party, hosted at the Klinger farm.  Please arrive by 2:30 if you are planning on flying. There will be a pot luck supper following the flight, with the main course and soft drinks provided by the CBA. We always have a hungry bunch! Please bring a side dish to share! We will be collecting canned goods, hats, gloves, pajamas or anything along those lines that you…

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January 2017

2017 CBA Polar Bear Cook Out and Fun Flight

January 28, 2017

We have planned a CBA Polar Bear Cook-out and Fun Flight Event for January 2017. The date will be Saturday January 28th. All club members and crew are invited. As you all know, the weather in the winter months in North Carolina can be tricky.  You know what they say: “If you don’t like North Carolina weather, just wait 15 minutes.”  This year we have picked two dates and are hoping for the best.  There is nothing no more disappointing…

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February 2017

2017 Carolinas Balloon Association LTA Pilot Ground School

February 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - February 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Comfort Suites, 1214 Greenland Drive
Statesville, NC 28677 United States
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You are invited to attend the Carolinas Balloon Association LTA Pilot Ground School to be held in Statesville, NC. on February 18th and February 19th, 2017. This comprehensive two day event will thoroughly cover the private and commercial ground school curriculum necessary for successful completion of the FAA written exams. Roger Clark will conduct the LTA Pilot Ground School covering both private and commercial ground school training.  Test books, plotters, sectionals, weather books and a CD of FAA documents will…

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February 2018

2018 Carolinas Balloon Association Safety Seminar and Fun Fly

February 24 - February 25
Mitchell Community College, Continuing Education Center, Main Auditorium, 701 West Front Street
Statesville, NC 28677 United States
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You 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…

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