Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

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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.  

June Meeting!

ABQ Area Flying Waivered or Not! Join us via Zoom for the last virtual meeting. Tonight’s program is about flying in the Albuquerque Area whether flying under the waiver or not. There are changes and things to be aware of. This is a DO NOT MISS program for anyone who flys in the ABQ area….

June Flying and Crew D

June Competition It’s June Competition time. Flying Events is Saturday, June 12, Rio Rancho Launch Field. In-person check-in (scanning) and briefing. Registration 0530-0600. Briefing 0600. Crew-D competition is ONLINE. It’s a way-back quiz. The quiz is open on June 12th from 4:00 AM MDT until 2:00 PM MDT. More details in the member email, and…

May Meeting Reminder

May Meeting Time! It’s time for our May meeting. Tuesday, May 25, 6:30 pm Once again on Zoom, watch your email for the link and reminder. The program will feature the guy responsible for those Macy’s Parade Balloons. You’ll also hear when we can start meeting in person again, and don’t forget to register for…

May Scores Posted

Check the Scores May Flying Event Scores are posted. Not that it does much with the competition canceled. But show-up points were awarded and those not in attendance may have slipped to those that did. Check it out on the Flying Events Page under Committees.

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