Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association
& AAAA Education Foundation

Welcome to the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

The Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association (AAAA or "Quad-A"), located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of hot air ballooning. As the largest community ballooning organization in the world, we advance the sport through numerous opportunities for continued growth and development. We inform you, we encourage you, we support you, and then we let you fly.

Latest News


New Propane Refueling Rules To Impact Ballooning




AAAA will be moving the banquet location to the Crowne Plaza. AAAA has had many successful events at this location in the past and they are thrilled to host our event.

Doors will open at 6pm on Saturday, January 7th. 

Buffet dinner will include Garden Salad, Tortellini Salad, Warm Rolls with Creamy Butter, Roasted Red Potatoes, Mediterranean Chicken, Chateau Sirloin of Beef and Desserts. There will be a reasonably priced cash bar. 

Crowne Plaza is located at 1901 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Please call them to make room reservations if you wish to stay overnight. The AAAA rate is $91 per night. 

We are still selling tickets at the advanced price of $20. Please join us at Sinners N Saints Bar and Grill on Monday January 2nd for your last chance to purchase tickets. They are located at 9800 Montgomery BLVD. NE in Albuquerque. We will gladly refund your prior ticket purchase if you wish due to the venue change.


Ground School Dates:

 Private:  February  24 - 26, 2017
 Commercial:  April 21 - 23, 2017

Click here to register for Ground School

Congratulations to Peter Cuneo 2016 Sid Cutter recipient