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2020 AAAA Ground Schools

2020 AAAA Ground Schools Once again in 2020, the AAAA Education Committee is holding 2 Private Pilot Ground Schools and 1 Commercial Pilot Ground School. The February Private Pilot class is already full with a full wait list. There are openings in both the June Private and April Commercial schools, although space is going quickly….

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,…

2019 Jingle Bell (non) Rally

The Jingle Bell event is schedule for December 14. The first 50 pilots to show up will receive a pilot gift. Spectators of all ages are welcome! Anyone interested in crewing check in with the organizers at the registration table. Registration Registration opens at 6:30am and briefing will be held at 7:00am. Pre-registration is not…

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…

2019 Fiesta Safety Seminars

Balloon Fiesta Safety Seminar The AAAA Education Committee organizes and presents a 4 hour safety seminar each year at Balloon Fiesta. With speakers from all over the world and topics that are extremely timely to the ballooning community, this seminar, held on the Tuesday afternoon of Balloon Fiesta week, is always well attended. Make plans…

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…

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