Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

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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,…

New Green Zone

The Balloon community are welcome to launch from the horse arena/5 acres anytime throughout the year. The horse arena does not house any horses. This area is being provided by Chappy Chapelle so if you come by to launch or land give him a shout and he’ll share some coffee with you! Chappy Chapelle – 203…

New PZs

We have 3 landowners with some serious complaints about low flying balloons. They have reached out to Rainbow Ryders, City Council members, the FAA, and AIBF. We are recommending you give these three areas 1,000+ feet clearance. A KMZ file with the locations can be downloaded at this url, https://hotairballooning.org/download/aaaa-2019-pzs/?wpdmdl=4404&masterkey=5d674e87c76df Neighborhood just north of Mariposa…

Latest Community Requests

Here are the latest requests from the community. If you can help with any of these, please contact Jason at community-relations@hotairballooning.org.   Date and Time of Event: August 10th 2019 Organization Organizing the Event: IOE Memorial Fund Name, Description and Benefitting Group of the Event: IOE Memorial Fund is in memory of 3 children who were…

Election & Voting Results

Voting Results for AAAA Board Positions Vice President – Jennifer Garcia Secretary – Sue Oldenburg Special Events Chair – Katie Heffron Community Relations Chair – Jason Burns Ways & Means Chair – Madison Rumbaugh Voting Results for Membership Questions How would you prefer to receive your membership roster? Paper — 82 Digital — 106 Both — 69 If offered,…

We need your pictures!

Ways & Means would like to brighten up our 2019 Roster with some pictures of our members!  We are looking for some awesome pictures of your balloon, others balloons, your crew, or tailgate fun! Please email your pictures to ways-means@hotairballooning.org. Deadline to submit photos is Feb 6th, 2019. All pictures going into the Roster will be…

Tonight! Balloon Fiesta Field Usage Meeting

We want to start a new practice here at the Balloon Fiesta Park (BFP). We will be holding yearly, pre-season meetings with the different user groups. TONIGHT, January 23rd, at 5:00pm, there will be a meeting for all balloonist that use BFP. The meeting will be at the Golf & Event Center, 9401 Balloon Museum Dr. (South end…

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