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


Apology from the AAAA President 

The date for the Jingle Bell Non-Rally was changed many months ago due to conflict with the Balloon Fiesta Park schedule.  This date change was announced at meetings, in the Cloudbouncer under the special events report and on the event calendar.  However, it has come to my attention that the date was not changed on the link to the master 2015/2016 flying events schedule. The Jingle Bell Non-Rally will be the third weekend of December instead of the second weekend.  The dates are December 17 & 18.  Pilot briefing will be in the Sid Cutter Pilot Pavilon at 6:45am.

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