Study Resources

Balloon Federation of America

Study Resources in preparation for the Private Pilot Ground School.

The Balloon Federation of America    


The BFA publishes many excellent reference books, including:

A Case Study of the Legal Requirements for Hot Air Balloon Flight
Edited by David L Rapp
Propane and Fuel Management
Safety Committee and Education Committee - 1991


  • Powerline Safety Manual
  • Flammable Gasses
  • Ground Crew Manual
  • Balloon Digest
  • Member Handbook
  • Pilot Achievement Award Program
  • Crew Achievement Award Program

The BFA offers a discount to members, who also receive the monthly newsletter Skylines and the official journal of the BFA, Ballooning(published six times annually).

Contact the BFA at:
P.O. Box 400
Indianola, IA
(505) 961-8809