We welcome you to Balloon Festival!

The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to host its 12th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival which is presented by Tanger Outlerts. We are even more excited that we have a great lineup of pilots! If you have any questions regarding your schedule or accommodations please do not hesitate to call Danielle Faircloth, Event Director, at 251-656-3493 or Tommy Rachel, Balloonmeister, at 251-747-0252.
My Accommodations
Pilot Schedule
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Flying Schedule
Pilot Festival Map

Things to remember:

  • 1.  Pilots need to ensure they are current (3 takeoffs and landing in the past 90 days), as well as having a current flight review.
    2.  If using an electronic logbook, pilots MUST have a statement SIGNED by the person administering the flight review.  Simply having the individual's name in the electronic logbook is not verifiable.
    3.  If an individual is an airline pilot or military pilots, and relying on flight checks from either of those two entities for flight review validation, they must show documentation of such. 
    4.  Pilot aircraft registration must be valid

  • If you see something wrong with your schedule or anything that needs to be changed, please do not hesitate to let Danielle or Tommy know.
    • You will receive one pilot parking pass (for you) AND two additional pilot parking passes for your crew at check-in. If you need additional parking passes, they will be available to you at check-in. If you will not be at check-in on Thursday, May 5 your parking pass will be available to you at the gate of the parking lot.
    • You will receive one pilot badge that will allow you in to the VIP area AND two additional badges for your crew. If you need to purchase additional badges (VIP WEEKEND PASS), please click here  (use the promocode: PILOT for 75% off).  The badge will include access to the VIP tent which includes 4 alcoholic drinks and food provided by Wolf Bay Lodge. We will have a beautiful bar and seating in the VIP tent this year.
  • ​SHIRTS:
    • You will recieve two festival shirts (sizes given on pilot application). If you would like to purchase additional shirts, please click here (use the promocode: PILOT for 75% off). Your free shirts and purchased shirts will be available to you at check-in.