Welcome to Top Gun! The Premier Competition Hot Air Balloon Club.

Top Gun Competition Hot Air Balloon Club has events taking place every month. Check out our About page to learn more about who we are, member benefits, and how to join. Our Event Calendar has all of our scheduled events posted. Our members area is continually being updated with education and training materials including videos, learning aids, and past task sheets. This is also where our club Operating Policies are available, along with Competition Rules, Fly in Goals, Maps, and Waiver. Please look around and enjoy our website!

Top Gun is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Please help by  supporting our sponsors who make it possible for us to educate participants and promote the wonderful sport of hot air ballooning in local, national, and world events.

Fly-in Task

The 2024 Rio Grande Classic is coming up!! Sponsors are Welcome! Please follow this link to learn how to become a part of this awesome event happening Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-27, 2024!

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Latest Posts

Don’t Miss Balloon Industry Updates with the FAA, Wednesday May 29, 2024, 6:00 – 8:00pm, Sid Cutter Building

Pilots in the Albuquerque (ABQ) area – Please join us for an FAA Balloon Industry Update on Wednesday, May 29, from 1800-2000 local time. Stop by to hear presentations from ABQ... read more

Top Gun’s Letter of Agreement (LOA) with Albuquerque Air Traffic Control (AATC) Has Been Renewed for 2024-25

Top Gun's LOA with AATC has been renewed for 2024-25. The LOA is an agreement between AATC and Top Gun on behalf of its members that allows for flights within... read more

Congratulations Shawn Speicher First Place March

Congratulations to Shawn Speicher for placing first in Top Gun's March Flying Event. Shawn has had two great events so far this year, and he smoked the field this month... read more

Bubba’s 33, Rio Grande Classic, and Top Gun Fundraising

Bubba’s 33, Rio Grande Classic, and Top Gun Fundraising Please join Top Gun and the Rio Classic Team at Bubba’s 33 for great food and fun all day Tuesday, March 19th,... read more