Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

Fiesta Safety Seminar

Balloon Fiesta Safety Seminar

The AAAA Education Committee organizes and presents a 4 hour safety seminar each year at Balloon Fiesta. With speakers from all over the world and topics that are extremely timely to the ballooning community, this seminar, held on the Tuesday afternoon of Balloon Fiesta week, is always well attended. Make plans to attend this important safety seminar every year.

2019 Balloon Fiesta Safety Seminar

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
1pm – 5pm
Sid Cutter Pilot Pavilion
Balloon Fiesta Park

View the 2019 seminar on our YouTube Channel.


1:00 Opening– Beth Wright-Smith
1:05 What’s the deal on Medicals
Beth Wright-Smith; Nancy Wright, M.D., AME; JD Huss
2:00 break
2:15 Accidents? Incidents? Reportable?
David Bowling, NTSB; Mike Voorhees; Rob Schantz
3:30 break
3:45 FAA Safety Team (FAAST) Resource
Ray Bair
4:05 Tie Offs, Tether Lines, Rope Tricks
David Bair
4:55 Wrap-Up – Beth Wright-Smith