Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

General Club Business

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…

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…

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