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Covid Closet Clean-out underway

The Covid Clean-out is LIVE! With all the social distancing and Zooming, we have been unable to hold our silent auctions and other traditional fund-raising efforts. Until now. Because we have figured out a way to put the traditional in-person auction online! https://aaaa.betterworld.org/auctions/aaaa-covid-closet-clean-out We’re calling it our Covid Closet Clean-out! With new and slightly used items,…

October Crew-D Competition

Crew D October Competition Welcome to October! UPDATED!!! Congratulations to the following teams! The first team to get a score of 100% and win 75 points is team Travelin LITE. The second team to get a score of 100% and win 50 points is team Desert Viking. The third team to get a score of…

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Covid Closet Clean-out underway

The Covid Clean-out is LIVE! With all the social distancing and Zooming, we have been unable to hold our silent auctions and other traditional fund-raising efforts. Until now. Because we have figured out a way to put the traditional in-person auction online! https://aaaa.betterworld.org/auctions/aaaa-covid-closet-clean-out We’re calling it our Covid Closet Clean-out! With new and slightly used items,…

October Crew-D Competition

Crew D October Competition Welcome to October! UPDATED!!! Congratulations to the following teams! The first team to get a score of 100% and win 75 points is team Travelin LITE. The second team to get a score of 100% and win 50 points is team Desert Viking. The third team to get a score of…

Tonight’s Meeting

For that missed the email. Tonight is the General Meeting starting at 6:30pm, via zoom. No need to have a “Snow Day” for this meeting, good thing we are in the zoom world right now! Doug Gantt talks about what he did on his summer covid break! Email with the zoom link went out yesterday…

Rio Rancho Schools Open for Lifting Spirits

Rio Rancho Public Schools would like to advise the Albuquerque metro ballooning community that we will open our schools to launches and landings during the weekend of October 3-4, or what would have been the first weekend of Balloon Fiesta. Our families and the Rio Rancho community enjoy the lift to our spirits that balloons…

September Meeting

September Meeting Notice In addition to regular club business, our program will be Ken Tuley talking about the Pilot Aircraft Database (PAD) that he has devised to streamline the process of collecting ALL the data that are required under the 2020 AAAA/FAA Waiver to allow AAAA to conduct waivered competitions. If AAAA does NOT have…

AAAA Fiesta Safety Seminar

2020 Fiesta Safety Seminar October 10th, noon-4pm MST via Zoom Webinar Theme:  A Safe Flight begins way before the Launch Field! $25.00 USD per person http://bit.ly/AAAASafetySeminar20 Featuring: Miracle on the Mountain – Ron Lessoway Over-the-counter Medications – Morgan Beebe Aging Gracefully – Ray Bair Tethers and Glows – Beth Wright-Smith Crew Management and Training -…

August 2020 Meeting

The August meeting of AAAA is TONIGHT!!!  Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 6:30 pm via Zoom. The program tonight includes a presentation by Dick Brown on Albuquerque’s first balloonist, Park Van Tassel. In addition to this look back in history, there will be an important member update on ballooning in October in Albuquerque. You might…

Commercial Ground School Update

Commercial Ground School Online! As we are still not able to meet in person, the Education Committee is offering an On-line course for the Commercial Pilot Ground School at a reduced price.  The course is an edited version of the in-person ground school held in April 2019.  Students will work at their own pace to complete…