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Tom Fisher Gets Sid Cutter Award

Tom Fisher Gets Sid Cutter Award

Tom Fisher was recognized at the AIBF Awards Ceremony with the Sid Cutter Award for his outstanding contribution to the sport of hot air ballooning. Tom has been an instructor, AAAA Education Committee member, Ground School Proctor and has recently taken over the management of the AAAA online store, complete with seminar and ground school…

Calculate Weight and Temp

Calculating Weight and Temps Balloon pilots need to be calculating max temperature and lift before each flight. Not only is it important for safe flights, it’s something the FAA is looking at during a ramp check. At the August General Meeting, Barbara Fricke, reviewed how to use the AAAA Weight and Temp Calculator to calculate…

It’s a Four for All Sunday!

Big Sunday Ahead! This Sunday, July 11, we have a flying event, a Crew-D contest, a Crazy Hat contest, and FREE ICE CREAM!!! Flying is from Balloon Fiesta Park, the NE corner. Registration scanning starts at 0530, in-person briefing is at 0600. Sunrise is one minute later. We’re expecting a fly-in task. After flying, Crew-D…

What’s the Word Contest

From the BFA! ‘What’s the Word’ Contest? Create a Safety Legacy to Protect Crew! Leaving the ground outside the basket never ends well. Though universally understood, “Weight off!” has no redundancy or feedback and may come late or go unheard. To that end, we’re seeking a universal catchphrase for crew to call out, command, and…

Saturday’s News

We are a community. Not by choice,  but by circumstances. We reach out to each other in love and understanding with tolerance and patience. We are a community. Please send prayers and support for a member of our community and those involved. Respect their privacy during this very difficult time.  

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