Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

General Club Business

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…

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…

A Letter from BFA

Balloon Federation of America PO Box 400 Indianola, Iowa April 6, 2020 BFA Covid-19 Update Spring has sprung! This is the time of year when many of us are eager to get outdoors, to jump into our balloons and take to the skies to enjoy the freedom and exhilaration that only our sport can deliver….

Update on Upcoming Events

Your AAAA Board of Directors is closely monitoring the closures and cancelations surrounding the corona virus or COVID-19. We will keep you updated as decisions are made. Here are your upcoming Albuquerque ballooning events: April 11th – April AAAA Flying Event CANCELED April 19th – Top Gun Flying Event CANCELED April 24-26 – AAAA Commercial…

2020 Board Election Results

President – Jennifer Garcia Vice President – Peter Cuneo* Treasurer – Dick Rice Education – Peg Billson Flying Events – Doug Gantt Ways & Means – Chani Kaibetoney* Crew Development – Sue Palmer *1 year terms* Thank you to all who stepped up and volunteered to run for a seat. We received 263 ballots, 5 of which were not valid due to…

2020 Board Nominations

President Nominee Bios Jennifer Garcia I am, Jennifer Garcia, born and raised in Albuquerque, NM.   I attended Sandia High School and have a degree in Interior Architecture and Design.  I am the current Associate Event Director for Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, whom I have worked for the last 8+ years.   I didn’t start with pilots,…