The Willamette Aerostat Society (WAS) is a group of pilots, crewmembers, and families who enjoy the sport of hot air ballooning. Membership is open to the general public.

We are based in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley, but we have members from a large geographical area. Our flying season usually runs from June to October.

  • Join the fun and learn more about the oldest form of flight. Click over to the Join Us!  page to find a membership application.

The current edition of the WAS newsletter can be accessed on the right. The newsletter archives can be found on the AeroStats page.


March 2021 AeroStats

John Saltenberger will join us for our March WAS Zoom meeting. He will give a talk on mountain waves.