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).

Special Flight Authorization (SFA):

Pilots intending to enter a foreign-registered experimental certified balloon must obtain an FAA approved Special Flight Authorization (SFA).

Applicants are instructed to contact the Albuquerque Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) should there be any questions:

ABQ FSDO

7-ASW-ABQ-FSDO@faa.gov

(505) 764-1200

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