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Calculate Weight and Temp

Calculating Weight and Temps Balloon pilots need to be calculating max temperature and lift before each flight. Not only is it important for safe flights, it’s something the FAA is looking at during a ramp check. At the August General Meeting, Barbara Fricke, reviewed how to use the AAAA Weight and Temp Calculator to calculate…

What’s the Word Contest

From the BFA! ‘What’s the Word’ Contest? Create a Safety Legacy to Protect Crew! Leaving the ground outside the basket never ends well. Though universally understood, “Weight off!” has no redundancy or feedback and may come late or go unheard. To that end, we’re seeking a universal catchphrase for crew to call out, command, and…

Online Private Pilot Ground School Now Available!

It's LIVE! The long-awaited, newly built Online Private Pilot Ground School from AAAA Education is now available for purchase. Nearly 4 months in the making, the curriculum has been reviewed and updated. The PowerPoints have been retired and an all-new set of graphics and animations have been built to create actual video presentations. Not just…

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Calculate Weight and Temp

Calculating Weight and Temps Balloon pilots need to be calculating max temperature and lift before each flight. Not only is it important for safe flights, it’s something the FAA is looking at during a ramp check. At the August General Meeting, Barbara Fricke, reviewed how to use the AAAA Weight and Temp Calculator to calculate…

What’s the Word Contest

From the BFA! ‘What’s the Word’ Contest? Create a Safety Legacy to Protect Crew! Leaving the ground outside the basket never ends well. Though universally understood, “Weight off!” has no redundancy or feedback and may come late or go unheard. To that end, we’re seeking a universal catchphrase for crew to call out, command, and…

Online Private Pilot Ground School Now Available!

It's LIVE! The long-awaited, newly built Online Private Pilot Ground School from AAAA Education is now available for purchase. Nearly 4 months in the making, the curriculum has been reviewed and updated. The PowerPoints have been retired and an all-new set of graphics and animations have been built to create actual video presentations. Not just…

November Flying Results

Changes in top 10 Even though Mother Nature didn’t cooperate with our November Flying Event, show-up points were awarded and it made some changes in the top 10, not to mention adding pilots to the number of competitors for 2021. Check out the last standings! And while you’re exploring the website, don’t forget to RSVP…

October Meeting

October Meeting Details This Tuesday, October 26, 2021, is the monthly AAAA meeting. We will continue to meet in person AND on Zoom. A member email was sent on Sunday with the Zoom link. The meeting starts promptly at 6:30 pm and the program is the 2021 Balloon Fiesta Wrap-up Presentation. It is where you…

Tom Fisher Gets Sid Cutter Award

Tom Fisher Gets Sid Cutter Award

Tom Fisher was recognized at the AIBF Awards Ceremony with the Sid Cutter Award for his outstanding contribution to the sport of hot air ballooning. Tom has been an instructor, AAAA Education Committee member, Ground School Proctor and has recently taken over the management of the AAAA online store, complete with seminar and ground school…