Competition Events Guide
2014 USA Season
Below is a guide to comp events in the USA based on our personal experience and event reputations.
Compiled by Joe Zvada, Nick Donner, and Chase Donner
Balloon Events that exist for the sole purpose of competition.
US National Championship – July 28-Aug 3
Events with major focus on competitions. Pilots can expect Level 1 type tasks called.
Top Gun – Albuquerque, NM – May 23-26
Aloft - Simpsonville, SC – May 23-26
Field of Flight - Battle Creek, MI – July 2-6
Ohio Challenge - Middletown, OH – July 11-13
Hall Of Fame Festival - Canton, OH – July 18-20
The Classic – Indianola, IA – July 25-Aug 2
Pilots can expect multi part tasks, but not necessarily 3D/logger type tasks.
Balloons Over Bavaria – Frankenmuth, MI – May 23-26
My Waterloo Days – Waterloo, IA - June 12-15
Ottumwa Pro Balloon Race – Ottumwa, IA – June 25-29
Michigan Challenge – Howell, MI – June 27-29
Ashland Balloon Fest – Ashland, OH – July 3-6
Angola Aloft - Angola, IN – July 11-12
Flag City Balloon Fest - Findlay, OH – Aug 8-10
Great Pershing Balloon Derby – Brookfield, MO – Aug 29 – Sept 1
The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race – Natchez, MS – October 17-19
Carolina Balloon Fest - Statesville, NC - October 17-19
Events who's priority is not competition, but still call some tasks for pilots to fly.
Plano Balloon Festival - Plano, TX – September 19-21
The Great Reno Balloon Race – Reno, NV – Sept 5-7
Balloon Fiesta – Albuquerque, NM – October 4-12
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