Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

AAAA Hot Air Balloon Ground Schools

2021 Ground Schools

The AAAA Education Committee traditionally offers in-person ground schools 3 times per year. 2-Private Pilot*, 1-Commercial Pilot**.
Due to the current public health orders, we are making adjustments. In 2021, we anticipate holding ALL ground schools ONLINE. Since we are unable to provide in-personal ground schools, we are actively producing comprehensive on-line versions of ground school. These new learning opportunities are being designed from the ground up to be engaging, informative and a superior method to learning the material necessary to pass the written portion of your FAA exams. We anticipate the Private Pilot Online Ground School will be available later this spring, with the Commercial Pilot Online Ground School available this summer. Registration for these classes will open when the courses are ready to go. In other words, there will not be an advance registration. You'll sign up and have access in 24-48 hours. More details about access will be forthcoming. These ground schools will be available year-round for work at your own pace. (six months max). Once conditions improve and we are able to offer in-person grounds, we plan to offer them again for those who prefer to learn in person instead of online.

Private Pilot ONLINE Ground School estimated availability April 2021

Commercial Pilot ONLINE Ground School estimated availability July 2021.

*Private Pilot 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 Pilot 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.