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.


July 2021 AeroStats

Next meeting is an in person meeting!!! This is the first in person meeting we have had in a while. Check out the newsletter for more information.

WAS Balloon club would like to extend our condolences to the Shields family with the passing of Jeff “Kong” Shields.