Verification of Authenticity of Foreign License, Rating and Medical Certification:
In order to participate in Balloon Fiesta pilots must possess either a US private or commercial pilot certificate. If operating on a foreign license, the country of license issuance must match the country of aircraft registration (some country restrictions may apply).
Special Flight Authorization (SFA):
Pilots intending to enter a foreign-registered experimental certified balloon must obtain an FAA approved Special Flight Authorization (SFA).
SFA Applicant Info (Download PDF)
SFA for Foreign Civil Aircraft Chapter 7 (Download PDF)
Applicants are instructed to contact the Albuquerque Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) should there be any questions:
US Customs Brokerage, Shipping and Warehouse Information:
Air & Surface Logistics
Albuquerque Customs Broker:
For Customs Broker needs, please email D’Ann L Brown (LCHB) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Albuquerque Pick-up / Drop-off / Warehousing:
For Albuquerque pick-up, drop-off and warehousing needs, contact Narrow Road Transportation, LLC at email@example.com
Narrow Road Transportation, LLC
3201 University Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106