FAA Balloon Flying Handbook Publication date 2008. The Balloon Flying Handbook is available for download on the FAA website. This book is a collective effort of balloonists throughout the United States, and is a comprehensive manual for flight operations and safety. Considered to be one of the best resources for hot-air and gas balloon flight.
The Colorado Balloon Club presents several Ground Schools for private and commercial pilot test preparation. The instructors are usually local area commercial pilots who volunteer to teach. Ground schools are offered on an as-needed basis. If you are interested in participating in an upcoming ground school, please contact our education committee.
The Colorado Balloon Club supports area safety seminars, typically held in February and March in the Rocky Mountain area. The LTA safety seminar is a full day program that includes balloon related safety information and ends with a keynote speaker (see a list of area Safety Seminars on the Safety Resources page). We encourage balloonists and crew to participate. Most insurance companies will give seminar credit to participants which can count towards an insurance discount. Contact your insurance company for more information.