Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

AAAA Hot Air Ballooning Ground Schools

2020 Ground School Dates

February 21-23, 2020 Private Pilot Ground School* FULL Sign up for June!

April 24-26, 2020 NOW ONLINE! Sept 1, Oct-30  Commercial Pilot Ground School** (Register now. link below)

June 5-7, 2020 ONLINE DATES JULY 8- AUGUST 30 Private Pilot Ground School*** (Class Underway)

Each Ground School requires a minimum of 6 participants to avoid cancelation.

In-person Private Pilot and Commercial Pilot ground schools meet Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday at the AIBF Office, 4401 Alameda Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113.

Online ground schools are at your own pace with ~60 days to complete the course.

*Private ground school is intended for those seeking a private pilot certificate or crew members seeking to learn more about ballooning from a pilot perspective.

**Commercial ground school is intended for those seeking a commercial pilot certificate. It is recommended students already have a private certificate before taking this ground school.

Ground School Registration Links

Commercial Pilot Ground School - was April 2020, now Online Sept 1- Oct 30 Registration

Private Pilot Ground School - was June 2020, now online July 8-August 30 CLOSED

Private Pilot Ground School - February 2020 FULL!