News


Summer Camp Scholarships Available

Updated 5/5/14

Know a kid aged 13-18 who is interested in learning about ballooning? BAGI will sponsor 2 kids to the BFA's Ballooning Summer Camp in June. Check out the Scholarship Page


Junior Balloonists Funds Raised

Updated 4/25/14

At the Illinois/Indiana Continuing Education Seminar held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 the group collected $485 to be used to support the BFA Junior Balloonists Camps. Each of the campers will now received a hard-bound pilot logbook while at camp.


New Newsletter Editor

Updated 4/25/14

Angie Carlton is now the editor of our club newsletter, The Windbag. She is always looking for field reporters, so if you are doing anything memorable, please contact Angie regarding writing an article we can share with the club.


Review Club Balloon Page

Updated 4/25/14

If you are a member, please check the Club Balloons page to see if we have your balloon information listed correctly. If we don’t show your balloon and would like it shown on the Club Balloon Page, just let us know at the email address at the bottom of this page.

About BAGI

The Balloon Association of Greater Illinois was formed in 1990 as a way to connect balloon pilots and crew together to improve the sport of hot air ballooning. The Club started in the Champaign-Urbana, Illinois area at that time, but now includes pilots and crew from several states. The Club includes over 90 members and nearly fifty different balloons.

Communicate

The Club uses several methods to communicate with it's members. Keeping crew connected to pilots is one of the primary missions of the Club.

The Windbag
The Club produces a periodic newsletter to it's members. It is sent mostly by email, but can also be delivered by postal mail if requested.
Email Group
The club maintains a Yahoo Group specifically for club members. The system allows for members to post to a single email address, and have those messages shared with each member who has signed up for the service. This is great for gathering crew and pilots for group flights, social events, and general information sharing. Contact Mary Ohmit to be added to the email service.
Facebook
A Facebook page is established for the club and, with the increased popularity of the social media, is growing in use. Members and friends can LIKE the page at BAGI on Facebook.

Join the Club

BAGI is always looking to add new members. Annual membership fees are just $20 for an individual, $30 for a family. Price is cut in half if you join after June 30th. Dues are billed every January.

If you interested in hot air ballooning and would like to learn more, click this link.

BAGI Officers

Each Winter the club elects members to serve on the Board of Directors. The directors then elect officers for a one year term.

The 2014 officers for the Club are: