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.
FAA Issues InFO on Portable Fire Extinguisher Inspection Requirements
Last December, the FAA issued an Information for Operators (InFO) bulletin that reminds aircraft owners, operators, air agencies, suppliers, distributors, and maintenance technicians that hand-held/portable fire extinguishers have the potential to leak, and should be inspected per the proper prescribing guidance. The FAA also recommends operators be familiar with any record-keeping requirements for hand-held/portable fire extinguishers. For more details, see InFO 18013 at: https://go.usa.gov/xE8V6.
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.