Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

Flying Events

November Flying Results

Changes in top 10 Even though Mother Nature didn’t cooperate with our November Flying Event, show-up points were awarded and it made some changes in the top 10, not to mention adding pilots to the number of competitors for 2021. Check out the last standings! And while you’re exploring the website, don’t forget to RSVP…

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…

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…

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