The FAA “applauded” a commercial hot air balloon safety program that was in the making for over a year in the wake of a deadly crash that killed 16 in Lockhart, Texas. The new two-part “Envelope of Safety” accreditation program was introduced Oct. 13 and will be supervised by the Balloon Federation of America (BFA) to assure passengers aboard commercial balloons that pilots would adhere to higher standards of safety.

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Via:: AOPA



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