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Willamette Aerostat Society Balloon Club

Welcome to the Willamette Aerostat Society Balloon Club! We are a Hot Air Balloon Club located in Oregon. We have members from across the country including Washington, Nevada, South Dakota and more. We publish a newsletter each month that covers a variety of topics, including upcoming ballooning events, reports on recent events and other topics of interest to the ballooning community.

Updated as of March 2024 red zone (available on the pilot/crew info page) and green zone (available on the members only page) maps are available.

Join WAS and enjoy the following benefits:

      • Current and previous issues (back to 2010) of the WAS Newsletter, Aerostats
      • Local Green zone maps (places that welcome balloons!)
      • Resources for instructors
      • Comradery / meet others interested in balloons
      • Invitations to fun, local balloon community events


WAS Monthly Meeting Topics:

      • April 2024 – Experimental Envelope Construction (Chris Whitfield)
      • May 2024 – Private Pilot Checkride Experience (Ryan Geib

May 2024

All newsletters have been moved to the “Members Only” section of the website, which is password protected. Contact Sallie if you need the password.