About CLAS


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Who We Are:

The Connecticut Lighter Than Air Society is a club for anyone interested in learning about, participating in and improving the sport of ballooning.  Pilots, crew and enthusiasts alike are welcome, and ALL can contribute to the safety, enjoyment and education of the sport.  

Meetings are scheduled during the months of Jan, Feb, Mar, April, May, July, Sept, Nov and Dec on the third Thursday of the month at the Plainville Municipal building at 7:30pm.

For more information, contact any of the officers.

Print out a membership application form here.

Contact Us:

Connecticut Lighter Than Air Society
P.O. Box 53
Southbury, CT 06488
(203) 397-0521

CLAS Officers 2014:


Mark Sand (860) 536-7393


Garry Guertin  


Penny Christy (860) 857-8757


Robert Zirpolo (860) 620-3754

"The Scoop" Editor

Jamie Whitman (860) 536-7393

Historian for Life

Mick Murphy (203) 910-4955

Our Newsletter - The Scoop:

The Scoop is the newsletter of the Connecticut Lighter Than Air Society.  The current issue and all back issues are available online


View and order Society merchandise (CLAS-logo t-shirts, mugs, pins, etc) as well as a variety of ballooning equipment and supplies.

Support the Society while buying the ballooning stuff you need.


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