Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

Crew Development

Winners Identified!

Yes! We have Winners! Jingle Bell concludes the 2021 competition year and with that, we have winners in both flying and crew competition. Trent Caldwell is your Flying Events Champion and the Sandia Sunrise/Sunlite crew rose to the top of the crew competition. Check out all the scores and final rankings on the respective committee…

Jingle Bell UPDATE!

Activities Move West! It was great to be inside the Sid on Saturday, but we’re moving on Sunday to the Rio Rancho AAAA Launch Field. Pilot scanning begins at 6:30, briefing at 7. Crew games following flying. Today’s Scores (show-up point and Crew Scores) are already posted to the respective pages of the website. Less…

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…

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…

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