Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

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September Meeting

September Meeting Notice In addition to regular club business, our program will be Ken Tuley talking about the Pilot Aircraft Database (PAD) that he has devised to streamline the process of collecting ALL the data that are required under the 2020 AAAA/FAA Waiver to allow AAAA to conduct waivered competitions. If AAAA does NOT have…

AAAA Fiesta Safety Seminar

  October 10th, noon-4pm MST via Zoom Webinar Theme:  A Safe Flight begins way before the Launch Field! $25.00 USD per person Featuring: Miracle on the Mountain – Ron Lessoway Over-the-counter Medications – Morgan Beebe Aging Gracefully – Ray Bair Tethers and Glows – Beth Wright-Smith Crew Management and Training – Tom Fisher Prohibited Zones…

August 2020 Meeting

The August meeting of AAAA is TONIGHT!!!  Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 6:30 pm via Zoom. The program tonight includes a presentation by Dick Brown on Albuquerque’s first balloonist, Park Van Tassel. In addition to this look back in history, there will be an important member update on ballooning in October in Albuquerque. You might…

Commercial Ground School Update

Commercial Ground School Online! As we are still not able to meet in person, the Education Committee is offering an On-line course for the Commercial Pilot Ground School at a reduced price.  The course is an edited version of the in-person ground school held in April 2019.  Students will work at their own pace to complete…

Lifting Spirits Movement

Not sure if you have seen or heard of the recent grassroots effort called “Lifting Spirits around the World” yet, but if you haven’t, see the links below to read and learn more about it.  Lifting Spirits is a worldwide effort starting here in Albuquerque, NM. AAAA’s mission statement is to promote the sport of…

July Events, 1-Canceled, 1-Game On!

As you might have expected we have had to cancel the July 2020 Flying Event due to the ban on mass gatherings, but that’s not stopping Crew Development. It’s Game On! with a VIRTUAL crew development competition.  Simply, it’s a create and photograph a face mask. Upload it, and the membership will vote to select…

Back in the Basket

The AAAA Education committee is compiling a series of short articles designed to help pilots and crews get back to flying. Called Back in the Basket, these tips are reminders and things to think about the remember now that we’ve all been grounded for a few months. They are not intended to be all-inclusive or…

Letter to Members from AAAA Board

Letter to Members from the AAAA Board May 13, 2020 To All Our Members, Thank you to all of you who were able to join us on the Town Hall meeting this past Saturday morning. We also appreciated all of the emailed suggestions and recommendations that were submitted. As this COVID-19 and Stay-at-Home is ever…

2020 AAAA Ground Schools Updated April 2020

2020 AAAA Ground Schools-Updated April 2020 Due to the current virus situation, the AAAA Education Committee has postponed both the April Commercial Pilot Ground School and the June Private Pilot Ground School. In order to minimize any re-scheduling of participants, registration for both ground schools has been suspended, and waiting lists enabled. The Commercial Ground…

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