Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

Special Events

Annual Picnic

Hot dogs and hamburgers for breakfast? Why not! When you can't fly, it's time to picnic. Thanks to everyone who hung out with this am.

Here are a few pictures, courtesy of Pat Chando and Peter Cuneo.


Board Liaison: Elisa Bustamante:

Special Event Committee Mission

To manage events designed to provide club recognition, enhanced membership, and social interaction.

About The Special Event Committee

The committee oversees four major events:

  • AAA Ice Cream Social -- July 11, 2021
  • AAAA Picnic -- August 14, 2021
  • Jingle Bell (Non) Rally -- December 11-12, 2021 RSVP Here!
  • Friends and Lovers Rally --  February 12-13, 2022

    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta's Pilot Hospitality Tent (October)

    Fiesta Hospitality Tent Coordinators: Carol Bair & Nancy Zink

    Hosting the Pilot Hospitality Tent is AAAA's way of welcoming all the out-of-town pilots as well as offering an added benefit to all of our members during Fiesta.

    Can't help out most of the year? Here's a wonderful opportunity to pitch in and assist all those eager and tired(!) pilots early in the morning before launch for any or all days of Fiesta! We provide coffee, hot chocolate, fruit, and BREAKFAST munchies as well as our famous hospitality. It's a great way to meet pilots from other areas and to share AAAA's enthusiasm for our sport!

    We also need volunteers early in the morning before the tent opens to carry coffee pots and food to and from the tent from storage. You won't be asked to serve food. We only need your help from 4:45 am to 6:15 am. You will be done in time to make it to pilot briefing.

    Please help us by volunteering for ONE DAY during Balloon Fiesta!

    Committee Meetings

    The Special Events Committee meets at various times. Club members are welcome to attend. For meeting times, contact Elisa Bustamante at
    This Committee is always looking for additional volunteers, especially during Jingle Bell and Friend and Lovers events.  If interested in volunteering, contact Elisa.