Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

General Club Business

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to Everyone! We hope the holiday season is good to each and every one of you. Coming up, it’s membership renewal time. Watch for the details coming soon to your mailbox, both electronic and physical. You’ll be able to renew either by paper or online. Please do it promptly when you get the…

Winners Identified!

Yes! We have Winners! Jingle Bell concludes the 2021 competition year and with that, we have winners in both flying and crew competition. Trent Caldwell is your Flying Events Champion and the Sandia Sunrise/Sunlite crew rose to the top of the crew competition. Check out all the scores and final rankings on the respective committee…

October Meeting

October Meeting Details This Tuesday, October 26, 2021, is the monthly AAAA meeting. We will continue to meet in person AND on Zoom. A member email was sent on Sunday with the Zoom link. The meeting starts promptly at 6:30 pm and the program is the 2021 Balloon Fiesta Wrap-up Presentation. It is where you…

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…

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