Loss of Power – Adding a Balloon Rating

This course is designed to help those pilots coming from powered aircraft and are adding their balloon rating. NOTE: This course is designed for pilots who already hold a private or commercial certificate in powered aircraft as well as a CFI certificate and are adding a balloon rating. If you don’t meet this prerequisite, or would like a full brush up on knowledge, then we recommend you take the Private or Commercial Test Preparation Course.

This course focuses on balloon specific knowledge for those pilots who are adding a balloon rating. The course contains content, quizzes and assignments to help you prepare for your check ride.

One year access, time starts when you start the course (No refunds)

NOTE: Despite the icons shown below, the majority of the course is written content, not videos. If you have any questions on the course, please don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more. We want you to be 100% satisfied and help you reach your goals. 

$35.00

Your Course Includes

One year access to the course

The Balloon System

Balloon Flight Operations

Practice questions to test your knowledge

Pre-Flight Prep

Assignments to help you gain a deeper understanding

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome – Loss of Power
    30 minutes
  • LTA System – Introduction
    30 minutes
  • Balloon Construction
    30 minutes
  • Basket Construction
    30 minutes
  • Tanks/Burners
    30 minutes
  • Propane
    30 minutes
  • Instruments / GPS
    30 minutes
  • Aircraft Regulations
    30 minutes
  • Gas Ballooning
    30 minutes
  • Airship Operations
    1 minutes
  • LTA Quiz
    66 questions
  • LTA Quiz C
    40 questions
  • Balloon System Assignment C
    File Upload
  • Layout and Assembly
    30 minutes
  • Inflation
    30 minutes
  • Checklists
    30 minutes
  • Checklists Assignment
    File Upload
  • Briefings
    30 minutes
  • Take off
    30 minutes
  • Take off assignment
    Text Based
  • Mechanics of flight
    30 minutes
  • In – flight
    30 minutes
  • Landing
    30 minutes
  • Post Landing
    30 minutes
  • Balloon Operations C
    Text Based
  • Balloon Flight Operations Quiz
    25 questions
  • Balloon Flight Ops Quiz C
    33 questions
  • Powerlines
    30 minutes
  • Pre Solo Exam (for add on pilots)
    Text Based
  • Pre Check Ride Exam (Add On Rating)
    Text Based

Get Started Now

To take this course click on the button below. You will then be directed to create an account and check-out using a secure online credit card processor (note the https). If you choose not to pay by credit card and would rather pay by check, please contact us at theballoontrainingacademy@gmail.com and we will work with you to set up your account and give you access to the course once your check has cleared.