International Pilots

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).

Verify the Authenticity of a Foreign License

FAA AC Form 8060-71 (03/18)

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:

(505) 764-1200

US Customs Brokerage, Shipping and Warehouse Information:

Air & Surface Logistics


Team Worldwide 

Albuquerque Customs Broker:

For Customs Broker needs, please email D’Ann L Brown (LCHB) at

Albuquerque Pick-up / Drop-off / Warehousing:

For Albuquerque pick-up, drop-off and warehousing needs, contact Narrow Road Transportation, LLC at

Narrow Road Transportation, LLC
3201 University Blvd SE
Suite 101
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Office- 505-373-3000
Fax- 505-242-3199

Certificate of Insurance Form: 

2024 Certificate of Insurance Form