Welcome to the ballooning safety resource page. Please check out the multiple resources and links we have for ballooning safety.
The Colorado Balloon Club works hard to promote safety throughout the Colorado ballooning community. Through regular meetings, discussions, seminars and electronic methods, the CBC is dedicated to making ballooning a safer sport.
Please review the links and information below regarding ballooning safety.
FAA Balloon Flying Handbook 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.
WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program The FAA has created the WINGS - Pilot Proficiency Program to help pilots construct an educational curriculum suitable for their unique flight requirements. It requires education, review, and flight proficiency based on current Practical Test Standards (PTS), that correspond with the leading accident causal factors. This is a great resource and strongly recommended for continuing safety education.
NTSB Accident Database & Synopses The NTSB has compiled a searchable database of accidents throughout the United States. Visitors can search the database to learn more about balloon accidents, possible causes, and ways to avoid.