Countdown to the Official Launch of the Aero Club Centenary Hot Air Balloon
Official Launch of the Aero Club Centenary Hot Air Balloon
The Balloon and Airship Federation of South Africa is the controlling body for sport and recreation balloon flying in South Africa. It is a subsection of the Aeroclub of South Africa and a registered ARO.
We work both through and in collaboration with Aeroclub as well as the Aviation Authorities to compose and put in place legislation that is in the best interests of ballooning in South Africa.
BAFSA is also responsible for organizing and running the annual Hot Air Balloon National Championships, which is run in accordance with the rules laid out by the Commission Internationale d’Aerostation (CIA) which is the ballooning section of the FAI. The winner of which is selected to compete in the bi-annual Hot Air Balloon World Championships.
We regularly send a representative to the CIA meetings to ensure that South Africa has a vote on international ballooning issues.