Since 1984

Our next Meeting is on Monday, April 8, 2019

Program: Our annual Zilker Park Demonstration

Location: Zilker Park

Time: 6:00 PM

 Our phone line is 512-481-2822
To send us photos & movies, contact webmeister @ ctba84@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

March 23, 2019 Old Settles Park Balloon Glow. Several balloons will inflate after dark just for fun. The public is welcome to come out and watch and it is FREE. And plenty of parking across the street at Dell Diamond. However, this is not a good event to bring dogs to. Also, no ballooning in the rain or mud.

April 8, 2019 The Central Texas Ballooning Association's April meeting will be at Zilker Park near the Polo Field and moonlight Christmas tree. The program is a hot air balloon demonstration. The balloons will not launch, but inflate and stand up. The public is welcome to participate and ask questions.

May 3-5, 2019 The 32nd Annual Inks Ranch Camping & Ballooning (contact Smuck or Lloyd)

May 31-June 1, 2019 Stephenville Moo-La Fest (contact Josh Sneed)

2019 Meeting topics

January 14 Gas ballooning by Brenda Cowlishaw
February 11
Civil War Ballooning by Jean Abernathy
March 11
Balloon Landings: The Good, Bad & Ugly by Lloyd Cates
April 8 Zilker Park balloon & equipment demonstration
May 13
June 10 Cheri White’s adventures
July 8 CPR class by Greg & Janice
August 12 Drones by Tim Baggett
September 9 Which App? by Jennifer Bullard
October 21 Albuquerque stories & Landowner Relations
November 11 Movie Night
December 13 Holiday Party

CTBA Election Slate 2018-2019

Pres:          Susan Garrison

ViceP:          Jennifer Bullard

Secty:          Cynthia Pryor

Treas:          Madeline Ducate

Board:           David Smuck

Board:           Bruce Lavorgna

Board:           Lindsay King

Joe’s flight in November

Photos from Lindsay & Rusty's flight from Kyle.

Joe Reynolds gave a balloon demonstration to kids at the Thinkery. Helping were Carol Walker, David Smuck, Dick Goss, Chuck Berry, Matt Haney and Mike Pryor.

We have a lot of magazines, books and videos in the CTBA Library...just ask Frank.

Renai Eads Cafferty passed her Private Pilot check ride with Pat Cannon. Renai is Cheri Whites's niece and is the 3rd generation balloon pilot of Sam Edwards' clan.

David Smuck takes Roy Inks for a flight over his ranch. The crew lifted Roy from his wheelchair to the gondola. 

Joe Reynold's flight from Taylor to Jonah. Crew: Greg & Janice Wallace, Brenda and Lloyd. 

Gordie White's solo flight. Another young pilot in Central Texas.

We have a lot of magazines, books and videos in the CTBA Library...just ask Frank.

Member Balloons

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