Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association


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…

What’s the Word Contest

From the BFA! ‘What’s the Word’ Contest? Create a Safety Legacy to Protect Crew! Leaving the ground outside the basket never ends well. Though universally understood, “Weight off!” has no redundancy or feedback and may come late or go unheard. To that end, we’re seeking a universal catchphrase for crew to call out, command, and…

Online Private Pilot Ground School Now Available!

It's LIVE! The long-awaited, newly built Online Private Pilot Ground School from AAAA Education is now available for purchase. Nearly 4 months in the making, the curriculum has been reviewed and updated. The PowerPoints have been retired and an all-new set of graphics and animations have been built to create actual video presentations. Not just…

It’s a Four for All Sunday!

Big Sunday Ahead! This Sunday, July 11, we have a flying event, a Crew-D contest, a Crazy Hat contest, and FREE ICE CREAM!!! Flying is from Balloon Fiesta Park, the NE corner. Registration scanning starts at 0530, in-person briefing is at 0600. Sunrise is one minute later. We’re expecting a fly-in task. After flying, Crew-D…

Saturday’s News

We are a community. Not by choice,  but by circumstances. We reach out to each other in love and understanding with tolerance and patience. We are a community. Please send prayers and support for a member of our community and those involved. Respect their privacy during this very difficult time.  

June Meeting!

ABQ Area Flying Waivered or Not! Join us via Zoom for the last virtual meeting. Tonight’s program is about flying in the Albuquerque Area whether flying under the waiver or not. There are changes and things to be aware of. This is a DO NOT MISS program for anyone who flys in the ABQ area….

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