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SOUTH AFRICAN HOT AIR BALLOON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
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BAFSA, the controlling body for the administration of recreational & sport ballooning, is a section of Aero Club of South Africa and therefore also affiliated with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.

As a section of Aero Club, we work together with aviation authorities to ensure the skies over SA remain accessible to all sport and recreational balloonists. Primary contacts are made with the South African Civil Aviation Authority, Air Traffic Navigation Services, South African Weather Services and the South African Sports Council. Through these contacts BAFSA is able to provide input into the establishment of regulations which will meet the needs of the sport and recreational balloonist.

BAFSA organizes the annual South African Hot Air Balloon Championships which is run in accordance with the requirements and rules of the Commission Internationale d'Aerostation (CIA), the ballooning section of the FAI. The SA champion and second or third medalist may compete in the bi-annual world championships. We regularly send a representative to the annual CIA meetings where we also vote on the ballooning issues. BAFSA assist visiting international pilots with loan equipment, customs clearance and the arrangement of transport and accommodation when competing in our championship..

For more information, Visit www.bafsa.co.za.
The Friendship Balloon-Promoting friendship, trust and unity

South African Hot Air Balloon Championships 2017

AN AMERICAN TRADITION-THE GOODYEAR BLIMP