Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association
& AAAA Education Foundation



Board Liaison: Don Boyer
Registrar: Barbara Fricke

Education Committee: Mission

The AAAA Education Committee provides the necessary support for seminars and ground schools. It's mission is to provide quality training to AAAA members and the public on various aspects of ballooning. Contact the Education Committee Chair for more information.

It takes more than just getting your pilot's license to become a good, safe pilot. It requires more than just crewing a few times to become a good crew member. Our educational programs and ground schools promote continued learning and increased crew and pilot safety and awareness.

Our goal is to keep the AAAA members informed and educated on safety, operational, and regulatory aspects of hot air ballooning at a reasonable rate. Our seminars provide continuously updated, state-of-the-art presentations techniques.

All AAAA Instructors and Volunteers donate their time and expertise to help educate you. Please thank them for taking valuable time off from ballooning!


Seminar Polices

We provide seminars, private ground schools, and commercial ground schools throughout the year. Check the on-line seminar schedule periodically to keep current of AAAA training events by clicking on the link to the right.

Seminar Handouts

We provide handouts that were used in the various education events.

Seminar Videos


We offer an excellent selection of books and supplies pertaining to ballooning, regulations, ground school requirements, and aviation so you don't have to travel all around to get what you need. We also bring these items to AAAA meetings for your convenience.

Committee Meetings

The Education Committee meets at 6 P.M. on the second Monday of every month (except for October ) at the Balloon Fiesta Office.

We're always looking for people interested in ballooning education. If you'd like to assist with AAAA's training events, please contact the Chairperson.

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Private Pilot Ground School

February 23, 24 & 25, 2018

Before Feb. 5  - $175 AAAA member,  $200 non-AAAA members.

Late registration, after Feb. 5th - $225 members and non-members.

Registration deadline Feb. 16  OR  when class fills. 

The course includes books, materials and endorsement for the written exam.

(A second Private Pilot Ground School will be held June 1-3, 2018 if enough students are on the wait list.)

Registration Fee
Attendees First & Last Name

 Commercial Pilot Ground School


April 27, 28 & 29, 2018

Before April 9 - $195  AAAA member,  $220  non AAAA members.

Late registration after April 9th - $245 members and non members.

Registration deadline April 20  OR  when class fills.

The course includes books, materials and endorsement for the written exam.

Registration Fee
Attendees First & Last Name