GEBA Crew Achievement Awards Program
Chair: William Miller
Liaison: Lani Diemicke
We are pleased to announce a new Crew Achievement Awards Program sponsored by the club. This program is for crew and student pilots who are members of GEBA.* The program can be both an educational and fun way to enjoy ballooning. By doing this in-house, we hope to make it affordable for all. The program does not replace the BFA program. Here is how the program works:
LEVEL ONE has eight tasks to do and a total of 12 crews to be completed. When completed, you will receive a certificate and your choice of a crew logbook or a tri-fold brochure on crewing. The cost for Level One is $5.00. Level One Application
LEVEL TWO has 12 tasks to do and a total of 30 crews to be completed. When completed, you will receive a certificate and your choice of Gordon Schwontkowski’s Crewing Essentials book or tri-fold brochure on crewing, GEBA pin and GEBA t-shirt. The cost for Level Two is $10.00. Level Two Application
LEVEL THREE has 15 tasks to do and a total of 70 crews to be completed. When completed, you will have your choice of a Private Pilot Written Test Prep book or a GEBA t-shirt. You will also receive a 5×7 plaque with the GEBA logo and Crew Chief on it. The cost for Level Three is $12.00. Level Three Application
LEVEL FOUR has five tasks to do and a total of 100 crews to be completed. When completed, you will receive either a shirt or hat (your choice) with the GEBA logo and Master Crew Chief on it. You will also receive an 8×10 plaque with the GEBA logo and Master Crew Chief on it. The cost for Level Four is $15.00. Level Four Application
Levels One and Two do not require a pilot to sign you off. Levels Three and Four do. Links to all the paperwork you need to complete each level are listed below. In an effort to cut costs, awards will not be shipped; arrangements will be made with the crew person for retrieval.
Any crew that belongs to GEBA and has any BFA crew level award(s) will be automatically granted that level within the GEBA program by filling out the BFA rating form at no cost. By no means are we suggesting that you switch to the GEBA program and not finish the BFA program. In fact, we encourage you to finish the BFA program also if that is your desire. We are just offering our members another option to expand their knowledge level. BFA Rating Form
In the past, GEBA was paying the administrative costs for each level of the BFA program. As of May 5, 2013, we are starting our own program and we will no longer be able to continue to pay for any of the BFA levels. Once again, we are not telling you not to participate in the BFA program. It will be your option, but you will have to pay for all the levels yourself.
If you have any questions you can contact Barb Magnano. You may also download the forms below. Enjoy the program and have fun with it.
GEBA Crew Achievement Forms**
Level One Application**
Level Two Application**
Level Three Application**
Level Four Application**
BFA Rating Form**
Registration Questions or Problems? Please contact a Board Member.