Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

General Club Business

Covid Closet Clean-out underway

The Covid Clean-out is LIVE! With all the social distancing and Zooming, we have been unable to hold our silent auctions and other traditional fund-raising efforts. Until now. Because we have figured out a way to put the traditional in-person auction online! https://aaaa.betterworld.org/auctions/aaaa-covid-closet-clean-out We’re calling it our Covid Closet Clean-out! With new and slightly used items,…

Tonight’s Meeting

For that missed the email. Tonight is the General Meeting starting at 6:30pm, via zoom. No need to have a “Snow Day” for this meeting, good thing we are in the zoom world right now! Doug Gantt talks about what he did on his summer covid break! Email with the zoom link went out yesterday…

Rio Rancho Schools Open for Lifting Spirits

Rio Rancho Public Schools would like to advise the Albuquerque metro ballooning community that we will open our schools to launches and landings during the weekend of October 3-4, or what would have been the first weekend of Balloon Fiesta. Our families and the Rio Rancho community enjoy the lift to our spirits that balloons…

September Meeting

September Meeting Notice In addition to regular club business, our program will be Ken Tuley talking about the Pilot Aircraft Database (PAD) that he has devised to streamline the process of collecting ALL the data that are required under the 2020 AAAA/FAA Waiver to allow AAAA to conduct waivered competitions. If AAAA does NOT have…

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 -…

August 2020 Meeting

The August meeting of AAAA is TONIGHT!!!  Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 6:30 pm via Zoom. The program tonight includes a presentation by Dick Brown on Albuquerque’s first balloonist, Park Van Tassel. In addition to this look back in history, there will be an important member update on ballooning in October in Albuquerque. You might…

Lifting Spirits Movement

Not sure if you have seen or heard of the recent grassroots effort called “Lifting Spirits around the World” yet, but if you haven’t, see the links below to read and learn more about it.  Lifting Spirits is a worldwide effort starting here in Albuquerque, NM. AAAA’s mission statement is to promote the sport of…

Letter to Members from AAAA Board

Letter to Members from the AAAA Board May 13, 2020 To All Our Members, Thank you to all of you who were able to join us on the Town Hall meeting this past Saturday morning. We also appreciated all of the emailed suggestions and recommendations that were submitted. As this COVID-19 and Stay-at-Home is ever…

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