Page 1

Cloudbouncer A monthly publication from the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Associations and Education Foundation September 2004 – Volume 104, Issue 06

Thank you to the La Cueva Junior ROTC Color Guard for joining us on September 11, 2004 Cadet Lance Corporal Rios Cadet Gunnery Sergeant Kirby Cadet Sergeant Krisinger Cadet Second Lt. Cunningham


Next general meeting Thursday, September 28, 2004 at 7:00p.m – Video shown at 6:00 pm and after meeting 1 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park @ The Landing


New Members

Full Page …$110.00 Half Page.... $55.00 Quarter Page $28.00 Eighth Page. $14.00

Donald B. Bortner 9101 Chamblee Ct. NE Albuquerque NM 87111 Phone: (505) 292-6960

Classified Ads are $2.00 - per 50-character line prepaid only.

Patti Norris 4508 Harper’s Ferry Ct. NW Albuquerque NM 87120

SPECIAL – SPECIAL Run the same ad for 6 issues and get the 7th ad free!! ~~~~All ads must be prepaid~~~~

Neal Smith & Kathleen Tighe-Smith 12213 Genoa St. NE Albuquerque NM 87111 Phone: (505) 323-8319

Mail check or money order to: AAAA Cloudbouncer P.O. Box 90160, Albuquerque, NM 87119




Kevin Cloney Phone: (505) 281-2352 kcloney@nmia.com

Blair Kaufman Phone: (505) 256-1477 kaufman@aps.edu



Lyn Kirkwood Phone: (505) 890-8653 Lyn.Kirkwood@kirtland.af.mil

Kay Sant Phone: (505) 296-6601 blainekay@aol.com


CREW DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Jennifer Greenwood Phone: (505) 890-3230 jgballoon@comcast.net

David LaRotonda Phone: (505) 821-1413 dlarontonda@comcast.net



Alan Hahn Phone: (505) 890-3445 allan.hahn@kirtland.af.mil

Al Lowenstein Phone: (505) 856-2575 capall@msn.com



Al Postelnek Phone: (505) 294-9757

Harris Goodwin Phone: (505) 263-8782 harris@gasballooning.org

Cloudbouncer Editor Kelly Jackson Phone: (505) 239-1822 cocokelli@aol.com

Debbie Fowler Phone: (505) 239-1146 chasnpaint@aol.com


SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE Trudy DeGraff Phone: (505) 831-7647 qtdink@alum.rpi.edu

Carol Bair Phone: (505) 296-3505

Barbara Fricke Phone: (505) 265-2865

The Cloudbouncer is a monthly publication of the AAAA Education Foundation, P.O. Box. 90160, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87199-0160. Subscription rate is $17.00 a year and is free to AAAA members in good standing. The AAAA Education Foundation strives to provide the most valuable forum possible for the free exchange of information within AAAA. Therefore, acceptance of advertising cannot imply endorsement of products or services by AAAA nor the Cloudbouncer editor or staff. Opinions presented in the Cloudbouncer in informational contributions, articles, letters and editorials are solely the opinions of the authors and do not express the official view of AAAA. We authorize the reprinting of any original work in this newsletter, please credit the author and AAAA Cloudbouncer as the source. Please send articles and photos that can be electronically transmitted to our dedicated email address at AAAAcloudbouncer@marchco.com Persons whose articles are published are eligible for a special Cloudbouncer appreciation pin. Deadlines for all submissions are the Friday after the General Meeting. Articles received after the deadline will be published in a future issue. For your convenience, the AAAA Cloudbouncer has a dedicated email address for articles and photos that can be submitted electronically to AAAAcloudbouncer@marcho.com our website is http://www.hotairballooning.org/.

Presidents Corner – By Kevin Cloney

union privileges. We have official AAAA balloon trading cards. A new joint junior ballooning program is in with development stages. Everyone is stepping up and helping to make AAAA better. Thank you.

Hot Air Revival- AAAA has had a great growth spurt in membership since last September. At our last meeting alone we received renewals from 17 “expired” members and added 6 new members. We are well on our way of reaching for the stars with a 1000 members. We are seeing Crew Members with crew achievement books in their back pockets. Student pilots are working their way through the requirements. Private Pilots are working toward their Commercial Ratings. I have spoken with balloon manufactures and repair stations and they are all busy. By God I think there is a revival in the sport of hot air ballooning the works.

On a more serious note this issue of the Cloudbouncer is dedicated to safety. From lift off to landing, pre-flight to post-flight we have to think safety. Do you remember the acronym I.M.S.A.F.E.? “I’m physically and mentally safe to fly; not being impaired by Illness-MedicationsStress-Alcohol-Fatigue-Emotion.” This issue addresses safety from authors in our community that have some great information please take the time to read this issue cover to cover.

Our August meeting of AAAA was at our new location and new time. We had an estimated 300 members in attendance. Members have been coming up with great new ideas. We have a new roster coming out soon which should be available at the September meeting. We have two flavors of Cloudbouncer, electronic and paper. We have credit

Buoyantly yours Kevin Cloney

Office Box. Please attach a note to the check letting us know that this is a replacement check. If you have any questions, please call Lyn or Kay.

Treasurer’s Corner - Lyn Kirkwood Membership Dues – If anyone has issued a check for their renewal dues and it has not been cashed please send a replacement check to the AAAA Post

Board Meeting – August 16, 2004 By Kay Sant

mail if you have asked for it or do not have an email address.

Kevin called the meeting to order at 6:20 PM.

A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes from the July meeting as printed.

Members present, Kevin Cloney, Blair Kaufman, Kay Sant, Jennifer Greenwood, Allan Hahn, Harris Goodwin, David LaRotonda and Al Lowenstein Members Absent: Trudy DeGraff, Lynn Kirkwood Guest: Kelly Jackson and Blaine Sant

Motion made and passed to accept the four new members. (See new Members this issue) Committee Reports: Please refer to individually written reports, which should be published in this Cloudbouncer if they were submitted.

Kelly gave an update on the Cloudbouncer. She also reported they would do one more month of e-mail and regular mail of the Cloudbouncer. Starting in September it would only be sent to you by regular

Old Business: Membership Drive: Motion was made and passed to waive initiation fee from September 20, 2004 to October 20, 2004. 4

The new meeting location was discussed and was decided to send a postcard to all New Mexico Members reminding them of it, also discussed was the New AAAA Balloon Cards, and a new AAAA promotional brochure.

New Business: Where the location of the AIBF safety video would be.

General Meeting Minutes - July 27, 2004 By Kay Sant

Garduno’s on the Green, Fiesta Park in October for the Regular meeting at 7: PM.

President Kevin Cloney called the meeting to order at 7:10 PM. Board members not present Trudy DeGraff.

Safety Report by Matt Guthrie, Reminding everyone it is time to get ready for Fiesta. That means checking out all of you equipment make sure your fan has oil, check the cage, have your truck serviced, check tires, check left gate to make sure it is working right. Make sure your crew is trained and ready to go. Most of all make sure you are mentally ready for the long 9 day Event.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.

Guests: Jeleua Zivkovic from Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, Sue DeVoce from Albuquerque and Bob Guido from Rio Rancho. New Pilots: Mike Voorhees-Commercial and Nancy Johnson-Private New Balloon: Mike DeSpain, named Oh-Zone Ballooning in the community: Gary and Debbie Jantz did training for Bernalillo County Sheriffs Mounted Search & Rescue horses for the Balloon Fiesta.

“Sam” Tzamaloukas talked about the upcoming Santa Ana Blue Corn Harvest Balloon Festival that will be held Labor Day Weekend at Santa Ana. Al Lowenstein talked about the Elephant Butte Balloon Rally that will be held the weekend of September 11.

Committee Reports: Education Committee gave a great report. Harris Goodman reported that the Gas Balloon repeater has been fixed so you can now get current wind directions.

The Program: Mike Rice talked about all the new air space that would be coming to the Westside once the Tower is opened at the Double Eagle Airport.

Kevin announced that our September 28, 2004 meeting would be held at the Landing (big white tent) at Fiesta Balloon Park. With the 1st showing of the AIBF Mandatory Safety Film being shown at 6: PM, Regular Meeting at 7: PM and second showing of the film after the meeting. We will be back to

Drawing for the door prizes was held and the meeting adjourned at 9:00 PM. Comment from the Secretary: If you live in this area and do not attend the meeting you are missing out on a lot of the fun and education that your dues make possible.

Turkey Toss Flying Event Enjoy AIBF! Hopefully the Hero’s Event helped you get ready! The next flying Event will be on Sunday, November 14th. Registration will be at 6:10am and Pilots Briefing at 6:40am. We will be flying from our new location near Rio Ranch High School. This is different than what is in the Waiver. Come out to fly from a new location and get a special ‘baggie’ for this event.


most of all you will have a lot of fun. If you work 8 different shifts you will earn a Fiesta Jacket for next year.

Greeters - “Flamingos� What are you doing from October 1st to October 10th? Well if you are not flying a balloon or helping find where it lands, why not come to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and greet the people who come out to watch. We Need people for all 6 nights and 9 days. Come have fun with us for some or all the days. I know you have seen us out there, most of the Greeters wear Pink Feathers, although it is not mandatory, it adds to the fun.

Mornings are 5AM till the balloons start going up and nights are 4PM until the balloons set up to glow. I know you have always wanted to tell everyone where the balloon will land, how the pilot steers the balloon and where the bathrooms are. If you are interested call or send e-mail to Kay Sant at blainekay@aol.com. Phone: (505) 296-6601

You will receive a Gate Pass for the 10 days, a Preferred parking pass, a volunteer T-Shirt, an event Pin, tickets for the Zoo Party, Volunteer Party, Awards Party, lunch everyday at the landing and

Yes, even Out of State members can be greeters. I have 5 greeters now who live in different states. Have a Really Great Fiesta.


Being Safe During Balloon Fiesta Here are a few helpful hints to follow during the nine days of flying: watch the crown line, and anything else that could create a hazard. 9. Do not vent propane on the field 10. Do not tie off to trailers 11. During inflation be aware of antennas, vehicles, TV crews, or anything else that could hang on the envelope. 12. Leaving the field – Have crew members clear a path so you can leave the field safely. 13. Rules – follow the rules provided for the field and propane areas. 14. Be kind to the launch directors and safety officials during the launches. They are giving up their time off so you can enjoy a safe launch 15. Be safe on the ground and in the air – Remember to have food if you are going to serve beer and wind after flying. 16. Chase crews – Please follow the traffic laws and if you are unfamiliar with the area please ask for directions. 17. The most important item to remember is to have fun.

1. Balloon Safety – Have you checked your balloon for holes, tangled lines, etc.? 2. Get plenty of rest and be aware of your health. 3. Be aware of your surroundings –The field will be dark and it will be very easy to trip over unseen objects. 4. Has the Chase Vehicle been serviced? – Check all fluids, tires, brakes, etc. 5. Pilots – Please give your crew chief a spare set of keys to the truck. 6. Personal Belongings – To prevent Jackets and other items from walking off have a designated person watch them or make sure they are locked up in the chase truck. 7. Prepare a pre-flight checklist and follow it. With the crowds it is very easy to forget to check a connection or make sure the radios are on the same channel. 8. Crowd Control – Designate crew members to ensure the crowd does not walk over the balloon, smoke around the balloon (including crew members and other pilots),

Note from the Editor I have received several pictures from the Elephant Butte Rally and from the September 11, 2004 flying event. I will be using the pictures in future issues with credit going to the photographers. I would like to thank everyone that has submitted pictures and articles. My job has been made a little easier, but I need more articles on safety, education, and balloon awareness. Please support our advertisers. I am stepping out of the box and looking for restaurants, oil change facilities, etc. Please contact me if you know of someone who would be interested in advertising. Kelly Jackson, Editor


Flying Events Scores - By Allan Hahn PILOT NAME 1. Lowenstein, Al 2. Baldwin, Roger 3. Greenwood, Eric 4. Sanchez, Ronald L. 5. Korfe, Michael 6. Aubol, Mark 7. Reeves, Keith 8. Little, Lee 9. Hale, Joe 10. Hahn, Allan 11. Wade-Callihan, Clare 121.5833 12. Martin, James

*** Don’t forget those OM-1’s so we can get the Minimum Altitude lowered! *** The August 2004 Event in Los Lunas was enjoyable. Thirty four (34) pilots registered and 12 scored within 200 feet. The rest of the 34 pilots that signed in and will receive points are: Adams, Steven; Angelucci, Michele; Aubol-Hanks, Nancy; Bair, Ray; Cloney, Kevin; Coffing, Steve; De Baca, Sam Cabeca; Dimmitt, Bill; English, Paul; Ferguson, Ken; Freedman, Neil; Kaplanides, Miles; Kaufman, Blair; Mason, Bob; McAllasater, Phred; Paulk, Ken; Pilson, Thomas; Rowley, Ed; Schroeder, T. Tom; Tzamaloukas, Rolinda; Wolfe, Jonathan; and Wynn, Alan.

DISTANCE 0.8333 6.0000 6.3333 8.1667 31.2083 41.5417 64.0417 72.0208 84.5417 113.0000 149.0625

So as of press time, the running scores are:

PLACE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 69

PILOT NAME Reeves, Keith Martin, James Mason, Bob Little, Lee Lowenstein, Al Kaufman, Blair Greenwood, Eric Hahn, Allan Gardner, Tom Sanchez, Ronald L. Pendleton, Mae Bell Schroeder, T. Tom Freedman, Neil Ferguson, Ken Garcia, Greg Aubol, Mark Portmore, Rick Simon, Denise Tennis, David Bragg, Don Wade-Callihan, Clare Pilson, Thomas English, Paul Hale, Joe Biernacki, Buzz Gabaldon, Chris Garcia, Jerry Gruette, Richard McAllasater, Phred Cloney, Kevin Conrad, Murray Ashworth, Jeff Godfrey, Fay Northcutt, Bonni Cutter, Sid



4358.18 4187.65 4083.67 3920.66 3866.52 3802.09 3799.30 3736.31 3479.84 3388.58 3335.55 3254.19 3153.98 3130.66 2996.45 2870.43 2866.26 2812.10 2797.33 2759.80 2719.44 2630.66 2619.55 2466.66 2392.57 2334.83 2297.33 2297.33 2225.90 2225.90 1991.05 1892.57 1888.82 1881.46 995.89

35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 116


PILOT NAME Humiston, Hank Nagy, Ted Korfe, Michael Dougherty, Erin Kaplanides, Miles Mass, Bob Fleetwood, Karen DeGraff, Trudy Garcia, Mike Takach, Keith Paulk, Ken Wolfe, Jonathan Tzamaloukas, Rolinda Coffing, Steve De Baca, Sam Cabeca Bradshaw, Sam Bagley, Dave Leonard, Ray Merry, Larry Guthrie, Matt Scheer, Steve Thacher, Elaine Hofer, John Covington, Diana Lyons, Matt Bair, Ray Smith, Kathy Wynn, Alan Myklebust, Randy Fisher, Tom Lete, Cheryl Rowley, Ed Hoidahl, Jim Baldwin, Roger Byer, Randy

TOTAL 1880.37 1853.65 1852.74 1848.68 1797.90 1794.01 1786.22 1786.22 1786.22 1772.60 1758.16 1734.85 1713.70 1712.90 1581.33 1523.31 1429.75 1428.07 1424.83 1412.63 1412.63 1380.37 1380.37 1380.37 1375.79 1345.53 1317.39 1313.27 1306.28 1274.02 1247.20 1202.59 1000.00 997.19 401.52

70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115

Jantz, Gary Fricke, Barbara Shelton, Wayne Bagley, David Buckner, Jason Dickey, Frank Cota, Brian Tauche, Arthur Liberti, Chris Nelson, Phil Ludberg, Chuck Eker, Dennis Cuneo, Peter Moore, James Hardman, Gregg Wright-Smith, Beth Arrel, Mary Jo Grantham, Carolyn Hansen, Paul Champion, William Ruth, Dale Elkins, Rollie Hale, Bruce Heideman, Mark Boyd, Gary Robertson, Don Hoppe, Roger Dimmitt, Bill Aubol-Hanks, Nancy Pata, John Pohlmeyer, Connie LaRatonda, David Boyde, Tyree Ashworth, Jon Carpenter, Mike Lowenstein, Ryan Jantz, Debbie Luper, Norm Kemp, William Chando, Pat Streete, Bentley High, Mark Bustamante, Elisa Lindig, Robert Fowler, Debbie

995.67 979.94 978.85 962.01 961.18 960.25 937.80 915.87 913.72 912.63 912.63 912.63 912.63 903.16 890.15 876.19 869.26 869.26 869.26 869.26 869.26 809.95 806.28 806.28 806.28 806.28 803.03 734.85 734.85 512.20 511.11 511.11 511.11 511.11 511.11 500.00 467.74 467.74 467.74 467.74 404.76 404.76 404.76 401.52 401.52

117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 170 159 160 161


Cummings, Scott Duff, Jeff Dalen, Dan Early, Steve Martindell, Don Meleski, Nick Saladin, Dan O'Byrne, Clarke Lamb, Pat Ellis-Ostgalen, Debi Krostag, Dianne Kay, Diane Rodgers, Doug Goade, Michael Ahern, Jim Bogert, Kerry Bond, Melissa Brown, Mike Chapel, Bill Donley, Dean Evans, Tim Gartner, Jeanne Glen, Bill Glinski, Paul Keller, Cliff LaRatonda, Carol Lindt, Jane Mason, Jay Naumburg, Peter Nutter, Susann O'Neil, Frank Schmidt, Rick Slagle, Mary Smatana, Bernard Smith, James Tucker Stocker, Jeff Stokes, Jim Stone, Orbin Story, Wayne Sullivan, Greg Swenka, Art Yarborough, Terry Rose, Donald L. Adams, Steven Angelucci, Michele

401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 401.52 333.33 333.33




• 700 Hot Air Balloons will again cover the skies of Albuquerque in October from the 1st to the 10th. There will be over 85 Special Shapes taking to the skies on Thursday and Friday with 14 new Special Shape balloons. Some examples of the new shapes are: Little Angel and Little Devil from Brazil, Old McDonald’s Farm from the US, Funny Bear from Brazil, Mush Roon from Brazil, Mr. Scarecrow from Brazil and Touchdown from the US. • 19 international teams from Austria, United Kingdom, Belgium, United States, and Germany will take to conquering great distances when the 9th America’s Challenge launches on October 2nd. • A new event has been added to the schedule. On Friday, October 1st and Saturday October 2nd, 100 hot balloons will take to the Albuquerque evening skies in a coyote/roadrunner race. If the balloons are unable to fly, there will be a glow instead. • Fiesta Del Vino returns for the second year on Saturday, October 2nd, 2004 from 12:30pm to 7:00pm. 10 wineries from around New Mexico will be uncorking their finest collections for you to sample. 11

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Safety Video paperwork, which will be stamped after the viewing to assure that they have seen the video.

Attention pilots: Mark your calendar!!!!! September 28th!!!!! A mere 60-some hours before the first Fiesta Events!!!!

Please let your crews know of the change in location. Just a reminder too, that the AAAA meeting will be held that night @ Garduno's on the green

The AAAA viewing of the AIBF Pilot Video will be shown at The Landing Tent on the Fiesta field @ 6:04 PM, And then immediately after the general meeting.

In the event that you are unable to see this video Tuesday evening, The AIBF Safety Officials will be showing the video during registration in the first tent of Corporate Village Thursday September 30th, and Friday October 1st.

Pilots are reminded that they will be required to show a photo I.D. in order to receive their registration

The Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association Collectible Balloon Card Offer! AAAA has found a balloon card printing company that has agreed to print two sided balloon cards at a reduced price. The cards are full color on both sides with a protective UV coating on the front. The cards will be watermarked with The AAAA logo to reflect your membership support and individually numbered. If there is enough interest a collector’s poster may be available.

There are two templates available for the cards. AAAA general fund will receive a $25.00 rebate from every prepaid Order that will be used to benefit the club in the future. $150 printing 1,000 2.5x3.5 cards; $12 shipping $170 printing 1,500 2.5x3.5 cards; $15 shipping $200 printing 1,000 2.5x3.5 cards; $18 shipping

Requirements for submissions: • •

One picture of your balloon to be displayed on the front A picture of the pilot, crew, family etc or another photo of your balloon to go on the back Biography of the balloon and/or pilot (150 words of less)

For the cards to look their best we ask for digital pictures of at least 2 megapixels or a 32 bit scan of at least 300 to 600 dpi. Remember, These cards will only look as good as the pictures that you submit! Please save your data on CD-R media. For more information email AAAACloudbouncer@marchco.com or call Kevin Cloney at 307-4142.


Out of Town Events 26-28 12th Black Canyon Balloon Classic, Montrose, CO, 40 Balloons Contact Ric Simon, Montrose CO Phone 970-249-0102 Web site www.montroseevents.com Email simonsez@ocinet.net

October, 2004 2-10 33rd Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Special shapes, glows. Albuquerque, NM, 750 Balloons Contact Pat Brake, AIBF 4401 Alameda Blvd NE Albuquerque NM 87113 Phone 505-821-1000 Web site www.balloonfiesta.com

27-28 Socorro Balloon Rally, Invitational Socorro, NM, 35 Balloons Contact Mike Shrum, Socorro Phone 505835-2103 Web site www.socorro-nm.com Email mikeshrum@att.net

16-17 High Plains Freedom Flight, McCook, NE, Contact John Kugler, Web site www.mccookballoonfest.com Email jkugler@flynh3.com 22-24 Balloons Over Hugo 2004, Hugo, OK, 15 Balloons, Phone 405-947-2782 Email spiritballoon@hotmail.com

December, 2004 3-5 24th Red Rock Balloon Rally, Invitational Gallup, NM, 200+ Balloons Contact RRBA, PO Box 2621 Gallup NM 87305 Phone 505-722-9031 Web site www.redrockballoonrally.com

November, 2004 12-14 Lake Powell Balloon Regatta, Lake Powell, AZ, Contact Chrissy Horan, Phone 888-261-7243 Email chamber@pagelakepowellchamber.org

March, 2005 19-20 21st St Patrick's Day Rallye, Invitational Los Lunas, NM, 75 Balloons Contact Bill Dimmitt, Phone 505-865-7501 Email cowboypilot1980@aol.com

19-21 Arizona Balloon Fest, Chandler, AZ, 50 Balloons Contact Tim Matykiewicz, 4301 E Rockledge Cir Phoenix AZ 85044 Phone 480-201-9249 Email tim@eventswestaz.com

Note: Have or want information on future balloon events? Contact Dave Bagley at 505-771-2428, Email dnabagley@prodigy.net.

Ads & Classifieds Miscellaneous Equipment for Sale @ SuperiAire Technologies

Classified Advertisement – Balloons 2001 Aerostar RX8, 44 hrs.TT, Parachute top, dual rotators, Dipper, Ball M57 wireless instruments, Aeroflex basket, Poly skids, 2 – 18 gallon SS fuel tanks, Zone V turbo’s w/ glow. Fresh annual. Over $43,000 new, asking $30,000. Call Matt at SuperiAire Technologies, 505-858-1685.

3 – Aerostar 10 gal. tanks, $75 ea. OBO; 2 – Aerostar HP2S single burners, excellent condition $Make an Offer; 1 – Cameron A250 Parachute, hyperlast $Make an Offer; 1 – 6.5 HP Briggs & Stratton Inflator fan, 24” wood prop $500. Call Matt @ 505-858-1685.


Cameron Balloons and SuperiAire Technologies Are Pleased to Host a Balloon Fiesta Open House When: Thursday-October 7, 2004 12:00-3:00 p.m. Where: 5900 Anaheim NE, Suite A, (505)858-1685 (Paseo Del Norte and San Pedro)

Whether you want to look at new products and technologies on display, ask questions, or just socialize, please drop by and see us. Snacks, Drinks and Door Prizes will be provided.

Come see us for all your Ballooning needs! When you care enough to go to the very BEST! Welcome Garry Haruska!!! We would like to announce that Garry Haruska has joined our staff as balloon manager. Garry comes to us with 28 years of experience As a commercial pilot and repairman. Be sure to stop by and Say hello to the newest member of our SuperiAire family.

Phone: 505-858-1685 Fax: 505-858-1686

Matt W. Guthrie, Owner www.superiaire.com


5900 Anaheim NE Ste A Albuquerque, NM 87113

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association P.O. Box 90160 Albuquerque, NM 87199-0160 (Please fill out completely and return) Name: ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________________ City: _______________________________________________State: _____________________Zip Code__________________ Phone: (Home) ____________________________(Bus)___________________________(Cell)___________________________ E-Mail: ___________________________________________________Fax_______________________ DOB: Day____MO.____ Please check all that apply: Private Pilot _____ Observer (Class) _____

Commercial Pilot _____ Crew Level (AAAA) _____

Student Pilot _____ Crew Level (BFA ) _____

Balloon Owner _____ Gas _____

Balloon Name:_______________________________Mfg.:__________________________Class:_______________


$25.00 Annual Dues. The dues year is April 1st through March 31st

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP: The spouse, significant other, or child (16 or over) of a member residing at the same address who wishes to become a member, no initiation fee. Dues are $5.00 per family member per year. JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: Children under age 16 of a member residing at the same address, no initiation fees or dues. Note: If applicant is under 18 years of age, written permission from a parent or guardian is required. All Regular and Family members have voting privileges. Junior member does not have voting privileges. Please indicate names for all Family and Junior members. Also, please include ages for children. Spouse / Significant other: ___________________________________________________________DOB: Day_____MO._____ Children: (16 Years & Older)________________________________________________________________________________ Children: (Under age 16)___________________________________________________________________________________ I would be interested in helping on the following committees: Cloudbouncer:




Crew Development:


Flying Events:


Community Relations: Membership:

Special Events:



Ways & Means:





Recommended by Current Member:______________________________________________________________________ Release: For and in consideration of the privilege of being permitted to avail myself of the activities of the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association (AAAA), the undersigned does hereby waive, release, and discharge AAAA, its officers, agents, and employees from all liability, claim, or cause of action for damage, injury, or loss to person or property which the undersigned might receive or sustain from any cause or for any reason during the activities of the AAAA irrespective of when, where, how, or from whatever cause such injury might be sustained. The release is intended to be absolute and entire and binding upon the undersigned, their executors, administrators, heirs, and assigns. AFFIRMATION: Furthermore, harmony being the basis for all organizations, I will not recommend any other for membership but who can best work and agree in a sprit of friendship and good sportsmanship. I will adhere to the by-laws and rules as set down by the membership and the Board of Directors. SIGNATURE:________________________________________________ DATE:________________________


Non-Profit Org U.S. Postage Paid Permit No. 359 Albuquerque, NM

Cloudbouncer A monthly publication from the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association & Education foundation P.O. Box 90160 Albuquerque, NM 87199-0160

October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

HAPPY BIRTHDAY The following members will be celebrating their Birthdays in September. Gail English 9/02 Dave Tennis 9/02 Jeffrey Ashworth 9/08 Ed Rowley 9/10 Blake Walker 9/14 Sam C. De Baca 9/19 Norm Courtney 9/20 Bob Healy 9/21 Bonnie Northcutt 9/22 Ryan Lowenstein 9/26 Wayne Shelton 9/27 Dave Hankins 9/28 Jerry Smith 9/30 Harris Goodwin 9/ Hope your day is GREAT.

Sun Rise 0602 0602 0603 0604 0605 0605 0606 0607 0608

Sunset 1750 1748 1747 1745 1744 1743 1741 1740 1739

0609 0609 0610 0611 0612 0613 0614 0615 0615

1737 1736 1735 1733 1732 1731 1729 1728 1727

0616 0617 0618 0619 0620 0621 0622 0622 0623 0624 0625 0626 0627

1726 1725 1723 1722 1721 1720 1719 1718 1717 1715 1714 1713 1712

Add one hour for daylight time, if and when in use.


Profile for AAAACloudbouncer

2004 September Cloudbouncer  

Official publication of the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association (AAAA) Hot Air Balloon Club.

2004 September Cloudbouncer  

Official publication of the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association (AAAA) Hot Air Balloon Club.