Regulations, right from the horse's mouth.
||Practical Test Standards. The FAA has very specifically
defined what skills a candidate for a
pilot's license must demonstrate. You can read or download your own copy here.
Source for PTS and
||The actual questions for the
commercial Hot Air
Balloon written tests.
||Where to go for your written exams. The FAA exams are
administered by independent agencies. Here's how to contact them, find a
location near you, determine the cost, and links to each agency.
Sylvan (Concord, Nashua),
CATS (Gilford, Nashua),
Lasergrade (Nashua). These are their
||The GSBA has a very successful landowner appreciation
program. Learn how it works, how to set one up for your balloon club, and who
the recent winners were.
||A complete listing of
balloon teams. Learn who's next and track flights in progress.
Search Engine - the most complete resource for ballooning on the web. Also
see an extensive collection of cool ballooning sites.
|| How to tutorials for lots of knots, they show the ropes moving at Animated Knots.
||Balloon manufacturer's sites are full of good stuff. Try Aerostar,
Balloon Works, Cameron,
Lindstrand, others (Avian, Custom9,
You may also want to explore used
hot air balloons for sale.
||Aviation organizations useful to balloonists include the
AOPA (aircraft owners and pilots
association), BFA (balloon federation of
america), EAA (experimental aviation
association), FAI, NAA, many
||Download NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting
Forms, learn about the
program and find out when the
||Balloon Life's extensive list of balloon