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Commercial Ground School Update

Commercial Ground School Online! As we are still not able to meet in person, the Education Committee is offering an On-line course for the Commercial Pilot Ground School at a reduced price.  The course is an edited version of the in-person ground school held in April 2019.  Students will work at their own pace to complete…

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…

July Events, 1-Canceled, 1-Game On!

As you might have expected we have had to cancel the July 2020 Flying Event due to the ban on mass gatherings, but that’s not stopping Crew Development. It’s Game On! with a VIRTUAL crew development competition.  Simply, it’s a create and photograph a face mask. Upload it, and the membership will vote to select…

Back in the Basket

The AAAA Education committee is compiling a series of short articles designed to help pilots and crews get back to flying. Called Back in the Basket, these tips are reminders and things to think about the remember now that we’ve all been grounded for a few months. They are not intended to be all-inclusive or…

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…

2020 AAAA Ground Schools Updated April 2020

2020 AAAA Ground Schools-Updated April 2020 Due to the current virus situation, the AAAA Education Committee has postponed both the April Commercial Pilot Ground School and the June Private Pilot Ground School. In order to minimize any re-scheduling of participants, registration for both ground schools has been suspended, and waiting lists enabled. The Commercial Ground…

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…

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