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September Flying

UPDATE!-Scores Posted The September flying event is already here. Sunday, Sept 11 at Balloon Fiesta Park. Pilot badge scanning/check-in starts at 6:15, briefing and sunrise at 6:45. Enter thru the NE gate. We’ll have launch directors, safety officials, remote-control balloons, mounted patrol, and more. All are part of the distractions you’ll experience at Balloon Fiesta….

AAAA LOA in Effect

updated 3/28/2022 AAAA has an LOA with ATC regarding Class C airspace. The Final, signed version has been posted. The effective date on the LOA is Monday, March 28, 2022. A list of 105 AAAA pilot members, N numbers, and signatures was submitted on Monday morning. New “badges” have been sent to those 105 which…

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September Flying

UPDATE!-Scores Posted The September flying event is already here. Sunday, Sept 11 at Balloon Fiesta Park. Pilot badge scanning/check-in starts at 6:15, briefing and sunrise at 6:45. Enter thru the NE gate. We’ll have launch directors, safety officials, remote-control balloons, mounted patrol, and more. All are part of the distractions you’ll experience at Balloon Fiesta….

AAAA LOA in Effect

updated 3/28/2022 AAAA has an LOA with ATC regarding Class C airspace. The Final, signed version has been posted. The effective date on the LOA is Monday, March 28, 2022. A list of 105 AAAA pilot members, N numbers, and signatures was submitted on Monday morning. New “badges” have been sent to those 105 which…

Meeting video posted

Did you miss the August meeting?  It’s now available “on-demand”. Head over to the Meeting and Programs Video page and check it out. The link is under the News Menu of the home page. The program was the four authors of the new Balloon Fiesta book, 50 years of Magic. We also got a chance…

Cloudbouncer and Meeting Update

The August Cloudbouncer is now available for online viewing or downloading. Note this is our new publication schedule, AHEAD of the General Meeting.  Check it out and join us Tuesday, August 23 at 6:30 pm at the Balloon Museum. On the program is the new 50th Balloon Fiesta book, and the 2022 Balloon Quilt. Join…

August Competition

Competition Time! It’s time for the competition to heat up to match the temperatures. Flying Events and Crew-D are holding competitions this Saturday, August 13. Check-in begins at 6 am at the NW corner of 10th and Westside, that’s near Joe Harris Elementary. Make sure your information is up to date in PAD. And the…