About Us

The Central Texas Ballooning Association (CTBA) was founded in 1984 as a non-profit organization.

The main objectives of the CTBA are to promote, develop and aid the art and science of hot air ballooning in Central Texas. The Association provides friendship and camaraderie in group ballooning activities in Austin and the surrounding area. The club hosts a ballooning safety seminar on a regular basis.

General membership meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at Tres Amigos restaurant at the southwest intersection of Highways 290 east and 183 south. A social hour begins the evening at 6:30 PM. Following a short business meeting at 7:30 PM, a balloon related program is given. At each monthly meeting the club presents a program on various aspects of ballooning such as digital mapping, weather, crew training, competition flying, radio procedures, flight planning and slide shows of ballooning events.

Year round, members participate in local flying competitions in the Austin area, as well as at state, national and international rallies. We round out the year with a festive holiday club banquet.

The CTBA is led by a President with officers, a board of directors and several committees to support association activities. The board meets as needed. Elections are held annually. Copies of the bylaws are available to members upon request.

The association maintains a library of books, video tapes and newsletters about ballooning that are available to members. The CTBA is a member of the Central Texas Regional Blood Center and the Balloon Federation of America.

Annual membership dues are $20 per year for an individual and $25 for a family.

Click here for Membership Form.

If you need any additional information, please leave a message on the association's answering machine (512/481-2822 ) and a member will call you back. Or email us at ctba84@gmail.com 

Officers / Board Members / Other Positions

CTBA Election Slate 2018-2019

 Pres:          Susan Garrison

ViceP:          Jennifer Bullard

Secty:          Cynthia Pryor

Treas:          Madeline Ducate

Board:           David Smuck

Board:           Bruce Lavorgna

Board:           Lindsay King

Librarian: Frank Abernathy

CTBA Phone Line
(512) 481-CTBA (2822) 

CTBA Web Site

CTBA Yahoo Chat list - Joe Reynolds, David Pinckney & Lloyd Cates

CTBA E-MAIL - Greg Wallace

Mailing Address
PO Box 49487
Austin, Texas 78765-9487