Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association



Board Liaison: Don Boyer
Registrar: Barbara Fricke


2018 Fiesta Safety Seminar

ONLINE registration has ended. You may register during pilot registration on Thursday or Friday at the Sid Cutter Pavillion. The Safety Seminar will take place in the Sid Cutter Pavilion on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 1-5PM. Doors open at 12:15PM. Lunch is provided for those who pre-registered. Registrations at the door are available, but no lunch is provided.

Education Committee: Mission

The AAAA Education Committee provides the necessary support for seminars and ground schools. It's mission is to provide quality training to AAAA members and the public on various aspects of ballooning. Contact the Education Committee Chair for more information.

It takes more than just getting your pilot's license to become a good, safe pilot. It requires more than just crewing a few times to become a good crew member. Our educational programs and ground schools promote continued learning and increased crew and pilot safety and awareness.

Our goal is to keep the AAAA members informed and educated on safety, operational, and regulatory aspects of hot air ballooning at a reasonable rate. Our seminars provide continuously updated, state-of-the-art presentations techniques.

All AAAA Instructors and Volunteers donate their time and expertise to help educate you. Please thank them for taking valuable time off from ballooning!


We offer an excellent selection of books and supplies pertaining to ballooning, regulations, ground school requirements, and aviation so you don't have to travel all around to get what you need. We also bring these items to AAAA meetings for your convenience.

Committee Meetings

The Education Committee meets at 6 P.M. on the second Monday of every month (except for October ) at the Balloon Fiesta Office.

We're always looking for people interested in ballooning education. If you'd like to assist with AAAA's training events, please contact the Chairperson.