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.





May 2022 AeroStats


Next Was Meeting, May 21, 2022, 2:00 PM at Garmin AT, Inc. Building,

2345 Turner Road SE, Salem, OR 97302

WAS has some exciting news!!! You can now renew/ join WAS online using your credit card. Go to the Join Us page to fill out the app and to submit your payment.