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.

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Flying Events Schedule 2015-2016 

Ground School Dates:

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


Sid Cutter Award Nominations

The Sid Cutter Award is a traveling trophy presented annually in Sid Cutter’s name by the club to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of ballooning. The recipient should be an individual whose extraordinary dedication has benefited the hot air ballooning community as a whole. The award should be presented to someone whose actions and efforts are not otherwise widely publicly recognized.  Nominations for the Sid Cutter Award will be taken by the AAAA Board until August 31st.  Please send all nominations to