Based on input from young balloon enthusiasts across the country, we are excited to announce a program to engage our future balloonists in a meaningful way during the FAVIA 225/BFA 2018 Convention! The Future Fliers program will offer specially-designed, fun activities for teens ages 13 to 18 years old to help them celebrate the First Air Voyage in America and participate in the national convention.
Future Fliers will have opportunities to:
- Demonstrate and increase their ballooning knowledge through activities such as: seminar sessions, a field trip, Balloon Olympics, Ballooning ‘Feud ‘and a Trade Show Scavenger Hunt
- Practice and enhance their leadership skills by volunteering at the trade show’s Future Fliers Booth and other FAVIA 225 activities
- See old friends, meet new friends, and mingle with ballooning pioneers, award winners, world record holders, and balloonists from around the globe
- Give back by decorating and selling cookies to raise funds for scholarships for BFA Junior Balloonist Camps
On Friday and Saturday, Future Fliers can participate in a variety of seminar sessions with adults and attend sessions designed especially for teens. A Thursday evening activity is planned for those arriving in Philadelphia before Friday.
Teens can attend the FAVIA 225/2018 BFA Convention at a special rate when they register as Future Fliers thanks to the generous support of our sponsors. Each Future Flier will receive a special pack with goodies in addition to the FAVIA 225/2018 BFA Convention pack. Stay tuned for more details as registration becomes available.
Additional information will be posted on this webpage that can be shared with schools to help explain a child’s absence due to attendance at the FAVIA 225/2018 BFA Convention.
Future Fliers program is limited to the first 20 teens to register. Teens must be between the ages of 13 and 18 years old by March 22, 2018. Check back for registration coming soon and follow us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/FAVIA225
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