Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

Crew Development

August 2021 Featured a Cornhole Tournament.

Hope everyone had a good time at our first in-person AAAA Crew-D event in a couple of years!  The Corn Hole Competition was full of excitement.
First place went to Team Grasshopper with a winning score of 8 points.  They received 100 points and the 1st place prize package.
Second place went to Team Kaleidoscope with a score of 7 points. They received 75 points and the 2nd place prize package.
There was a battle for third place due to a tied score of 3 points each. Battling head to head, in 2 rounds of sudden death toss-off, were the teams of Sandia Sunlight and American Beauty. Both teams fought valiantly for the 3rd place finish, but Team American Beauty came out ahead.  Team American Beauty received 50 points and the 3rd place prize package.
All other participants received 30 points toward their overall scores.

Thank you to all who came out!

Check out all the scores including the overall using the 2021 Scores button.

And check out this video from Pat Chando of the competition.


Board Liaison: Sue Palmer

Crew Development Committee Mission

To promote education and recognition for AAAA crew members or other people who are not pilots in the ballooning community.

About Crew Development

Many hands make light work is a saying that very much applies to flying a hot air balloon.  Without the help of a reliable, educated, and enthusiastic crew, a hot air balloon pilot isn’t going to fly very far. If you’ve ever been interested in learning more about what is involved in getting a beautiful balloon up, up in the air, contact the Crew Development Chair for information. Don’t be shy! We welcome and enjoy giving people hands-on experiences for this one of a kind sport.

Committee Meetings

The Crew Development committee meets monthly on the Tuesday prior to the AAAA flying event. Please contact the Crew Development Chair for details and meeting location.

Crew Safety Brochure

Download our two page Chase Crew Safety Guidelines on the link at the right. It is in Adobe PDF format and requires Adobe Reader to read it. You can download the Adobe Reader here. Pilots feel free to copy, distribute to your crew, and personalize as you wish. Suggestions for changes are welcome!