Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

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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…

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…

We have a Waiver!

We have a Waiver! The FAA has issued a Certificate of Waiver for our Flying Events. It’s only in effect for scheduled AAAA Flying Events and only during a specified flight window time. (approx sunrise to 10am) All pilots must sign in at the event in order to be able to fly under the conditions…

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,…

Wind Profiler Back Online!

Wind Profiler Back Online! The Wind Profiler at Double Eagle Airport is back online! Same URL as before… http://detect.rwp.abq.s3-website-us-west-2.amazonaws.com But if you want a shortcut to easily get to the data…. try this shortcut http://bit.ly/ABQwind And don’t forget to bookmark it!    

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