2024 Safety Seminar Planned

Updated 01/23/24

The Illinois/Indiana Continuing Education Seminar is scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 16,2024 at the Bremer Center at Danville Area Community College in Danville Illinois. This is a joint venture between the Montgolfier Society of Indiana and the Balloon Association of Greater Illinois. Check out the Registration Page

Summer Camp Scholarships Available

Updated 01/23/2024

Know a kid aged 13-17 who is interested in learning about ballooning? BAGI will sponsor 2 kids to the BFA's Ballooning Summer Camps. Check out the Scholarship Page

Review Club Balloon Page

Updated 02/12/2022

If you are a member, please check the Club Balloons page to see if we have your balloon information listed correctly. If we don’t show your balloon and would like it shown on the Club Balloon Page, just let us know at the email address at the bottom of this page.

About BAGI

The Balloon Association of Greater Illinois was formed in 1990 as a way to connect balloon pilots and crew together to improve the sport of hot air ballooning. The Club started in the Champaign-Urbana, Illinois area at that time, but now includes pilots and crew from several states. The Club includes over 90 members and nearly fifty different balloons.


The Club uses several methods to communicate with it's members. Keeping crew connected to pilots is one of the primary missions of the Club.

The Windbag
The Club produces a periodic newsletter to it's members. It is sent mostly by email, but can also be delivered by postal mail if requested.
A Facebook page is established for the club and, with the increased popularity of the social media, is growing in use. Members and friends can LIKE the page at BAGI on Facebook.

Join the Club

BAGI is always looking to add new members. Annual membership fees are just $20 for an individual, $30 for a family. Price is cut in half if you join after June 30th. Dues are billed every January.

If you interested in hot air ballooning and would like to learn more, click this link.

BAGI Officers

Each Winter the club elects members to serve on the Board of Directors. The directors then elect officers for a one year term.