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Here are a few comments from FAA Designated Pilot Examiners, Flight Instructors, and students on our courses:

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!

Elizabeth Wright-Smith

FAA Designated Pilot Examiner and Chief Instructor at a Part 141 Flight School

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.

Mike Lorentz

Private Pilot

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.

Kay West

FAA Designated Pilot Examiner and Flight Instructor

As a flight instructor, I always recommend my students follow and participate in anything Balloon Training Academy related. It’s a fantastic resource!

Keely Mahony

Commercial Pilot/Flight Instructor

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!

Anthony McCollum

Private Pilot

Our courses are designed for YOU! We want to see YOU succeed and earn your balloon rating! We are passionate about your success!

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)

PRACTICE QUESTIONS

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.

SELF PACED

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!

PROGRESS TRACKING

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!