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“I couldn’t have done it without you guys! Thank you for your help!”
“The Balloon Training Academy is by far the best ground school availiable for LTA!”
“Just passed my private. The Balloon Training Academy was worth every penny and minute spent.”
“The best ground and flight training around!”
“The Balloon Training Academy proved to be an invaluable resource which allowed me to study at my own pace with limited internet connectivity and covered all of the relevant material needed to succeed on the knowledge exams. With the aid of this online resource, I was able to score 100% on my Private Exam and 95% on my commercial exam on the first attempt. I highly recommend Balloon Training Academy to any aspiring balloon pilot as the most comprehensive online resource that caters specifically to ballooning”
“I wanted to thank you so much for this awesome course, I really quite literally could not have done it without you guys!”
Adam Magee is a Federal Aviation Administration Designated Pilot Examiner, was named the 2019 FAA Flight Instructor of the Year, and is a FAA Safety Team Representative, WINGSPro, and DronePro.
Adam is passionate about ballooning and contributes pro-bono to advance safety, and training. Reach out to Adam with any questions, training advice, to obtain a student certificate, or schedule a private or commercial practical exam!
We are proud to be a Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team Industry Member! We work collaboratively with the FAASteam to develop safety
awareness training, products, and industry best practices while discovering ways to
provide educational safety outreach for airmen.
We encourage all pilots to join the FAA Safety Team WINGS program by visiting:
If you have any qustions about the FAASTeam or the WINGS Pilot Proficiency Pgrogram please let us know!
Kim holds 6 World Records and 9 National records in hot air ballooning and is a receipient of the Balloon Federation of America’s Shields Trauger Award, the BFAs highest honor. Kim is a FAA Safety Team Representative, WINGSPro, and DronePro.
Kim is passionate about ballooning and contributes pro-bono to see the sport grow! Reach out to Kim with an questions, training advice, and long jump advice!
LEARN FROM BALLOONISTS
Learn from commercial rated hot air balloon pilots who have the experience and training to help you succeed – not to mention the 2019 FAA Flight Instructor of the Year (first balloonist to receive) and a Designated Pilot Examiner!
Don’t be fooled by other websites, the FAA does NOT publish knowledge test questions. We have hundreds of sample questions for you to practice to prepare you for the exam.
Learning online is great for people with busy schedules because you can learn at your own pace from your home, or on your mobile device. No need to buy books and lug them around, we have all that you need on the site!
We’re focused on your outcomes and you’ll be able to monitor your progress with our many progress tracking tools. Our all-in-one platform helps you prepare effeciently!
The Balloon Training Academy fills a need that has not been addressed in the past. Not everyone can get ground school where they live or go to one out of town. I’ve had several of my students take the course when I could not work with them one-on-one and pass their written/knowledge exams. Great program! Keep up the good work!
I wanted to let you know that I passed my private written with a 92%. I passed my checkride and the DPE said that I was very prepared. I do think your course helped me prepare for sure. I liked the assignments as I felt it helped me look in the FAR and look deeper into other materials.
I passed the exam! 92%! Thanks so much for making this course available, I wouldn’t have been able to attend any in-person schools with my crazy schedule so this has been perfect for me!
Thank you for working with Rich. Rich got 90% of his training this summer in less than 60 days. He is our first student to be trained in the mountains and he passed his private chckride with flying colors. I am recommending your ground school to everyone I come in contact with. Your work is definitely filling a need and I hope that it continues to gain momentum.
As a flight instructor, I always recommend my students follow and participate in anything Balloon Training Academy related. It’s a fantastic resource!
Special thanks to our Partners in Education!