Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

Flying Events

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…

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 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.

May Flying

Mother’s Day and May Flying are back together again this year! Sunday at Balloon Fiesta Park. Members check your email for details. Pilots look for an email from PAD with specifics and your document status. Update documents as needed by 5 pm Friday. See everyone Sunday morning! Note: NO Crew-D competition this month!

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