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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…

Online Private Pilot Ground School Now Available!

It's LIVE! The long-awaited, newly built Online Private Pilot Ground School from AAAA Education is now available for purchase. Nearly 4 months in the making, the curriculum has been reviewed and updated. The PowerPoints have been retired and an all-new set of graphics and animations have been built to create actual video presentations. Not just…

Online Private Pilot Ground School Now Available!

It's LIVE! The long-awaited, newly built Online Private Pilot Ground School from AAAA Education is now available for purchase. Nearly 4 months in the making, the curriculum has been reviewed and updated. The PowerPoints have been retired and an all-new set of graphics and animations have been built to create actual video presentations. Not just…

AAAA Fiesta Safety Seminar

2020 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 http://bit.ly/AAAASafetySeminar20 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 -…

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…

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…

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…

2020 AAAA Ground Schools

2020 AAAA Ground Schools Once again in 2020, the AAAA Education Committee is holding 2 Private Pilot Ground Schools and 1 Commercial Pilot Ground School. The February Private Pilot class is already full with a full wait list. There are openings in both the June Private and April Commercial schools, although space is going quickly….

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