New Jersey Festival of Ballooning Information:
- Five (5) ascensions
- Ride Compensation for Commercial Pilots:per paying passenger for Saturday & Sunday AM flights $192.50 $227.50 per paying passenger for Friday & Sunday PM flights $245.00 per paying passenger for Saturday PM flight - $15,000 in prize money - Propane provided (come full, leave full) - Hotel for pilots traveling over thirty (30) miles - Pilot Gift - Option to carry an envelope banner for $450 - Pre-launch meals for pilots and crew (5 total) - Friday evening pilot party after PM flight, invitation only (5 total) Please complete the form below, one registration form per balloon. *Please note: all pilot amenities (hotel, gift, etc.) are for the primary pilot only. Cell Phone * Alternate Phone Email * Pilot Certificate Number * Pilot Certificate Type *
*All pilots (unless otherwise discussed) owe the festival two (2) balloon rides. For local pilots living less than 30 miles from the festival, in lieu of a hotel room we will reduce the obligation to one (1) balloon ride.
Balloon Details Balloon Name * Balloon Owner's Full Name * Number of Hours on Balloon * Make * Size * Registration Number * Year Manufactured * Balloon Photo *
*With our new website design, we are requesting that all pilots send an updated photo of their balloon.
Please label as such:
BALLOON_NAME.jpg, 10MB max
Insurance Have you or any named pilots above had any aviation-related insurance claims in the last 5 years? *
*If you or any named pilots above have had any aviation related insurance claims in the last 5 years, please email claim explanation to Will at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does your insurance cover paying passengers? * What is the maximum number of passengers insured? * What is the maximum total passenger weight insured? * Maximum Total Passenger Weight (AM Flights) * Maximum Number of Passengers (AM Flights) * Maximum Total Passenger Weight (PM Flights) * Maximum Number of Passengers (PM Flights) * Accommodations
Pilots traveling over thirty (30) miles will receive one (1) complimentary room for the weekend (Fri - Sun night). All pilots are REQUIRED to fly Sunday evening. Those balloons invited to fly in the Friday morning media event may check in on Thursday. If you would like to purchase additional rooms for yourself or crew at a discounted festival rate, please email Will, email@example.com. Please note, additional hotel rooms are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.
For our local pilots (pilots living less than thirty  miles from the festival), in lieu of a hotel room, we will reduce the obligation to fly sponsors from two (2) balloon rides to one (1).
Do you require hotel accommodations? Media Flight
The Friday morning media event is predominantly for corporate balloons and shapes. If a non-corporate pilot is interested in participating, check the box below. We will be accepting a limited number of non-corporate balloons and will notify you in advance if you are needed to fly in the media event.
Pilots who carry media personnel will not receive compensation for those passengers, nor does participation in the media flight reduce your sponsor ride obligation.
Would you like to participate in the Media Flight? * Envelope Banner
Pilots who carry an envelope banner will receive an additional $450. Banner gratuity is paid on completion of all successful flights, including Sunday PM. Your willingness to carry a banner is greatly appreciated. Please indicate your exact banner capability on the application form. It is extremely important that banners fit perfectly!
Do you want to carry an envelope banner? * What is the banner width and height? * Crew Will you be bringing any crew members with you? * Will you need any local crew members? * Please indicate specific crew requests. Payment & Agreement
FYI, we are working on paying all of our pilots through an ACH Direct Deposit Fund. More Information to be emailed out soon.
Did you participate in last year's New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning? * Name of individual or corporation to whom we should make the check out to for ride/prize money * If the payment information is new or different, please attach a current W-9.
Additional Comments Acknowledgment *
REMINDER this is an FAA monitored event. At check in you will need to provide Pilot Certificate, Airworthiness Certificate, Aircraft Registration, and proof of Aircraft Annual Inspection, Pilot Biennial Review, and 2nd Class Medical (if flying passengers for compensation).