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A Monthly publication of the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association & Education Foundation


Vol 108 • Issue 5

May 2007

April Flying Results 1 Jim Ahern 2 John Hofer 3 Sam Bradshaw

Photo • Jonathan Abdalla



AAAA Board of Directors 2006-2007 President Debbie Fowler Phone: 505.239.1146 chasnpaint@aol.com

Vice President VP Beth Wright-Smith 604-2865 pbtsmith@lobo.net

Secretary/Membership Kay Sant Phone: 505.296.6601 justkay43@msn.com

Treasurer Lyn Kirkwood Phone: 505.897.1948 lyn.kirkwood@msn.com

Flying Events Randy Myklebust Phone: 505.896.3249 balloonpilot@cableone.net

Community Relations Lori Wichhart 830-2225 bunnycrew@aol.com

Education Barbara Fricke Phone: 505.265.2865 barbarafricke@msn.com

Special Events Lorie Guthrie Phone: 505.899.0534 lgl@superiaire.com Carol Bair Phone: 505.296.3505

Crew Development: Phred McAllaster Phone: 505.710.9669 Phredmac@hotmail.com

Ways &Means Jim McKinney 350-7930 jimjhobo69@juno.com

Website Warren King Phone: 505.898.7097 wking87@comcast.net Cloudbouncer Jonathan Abdalla Phone: 505.345.2521 / 505.922.9858 cloudbouncer@comcast.net

The Cloudbouncer is a monthly publication of the AAAA Education Foundation. P.O. Box 90160, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87199-0160 Subscription rate: $17 annually; FREE to AAAA Members in good standing. The AAAA Education Foundations strives to provide the most valuable forum possible for the free exchange of information within the AAAA. Acceptance of advertising cannot imply endorsement of products or services by AAAA nor the Cloudbouncer Editor, Publisher or Staff. Opinions presented in Cloudbouncer in information 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 with credit to the author and AAAA Cloudbouncer as the source. Please send articles and photos to our dedicated email address: cloudbouncer@comcast.net. Persons whose articles are published are eligible to receive a special Cloudbouncer appreciation lapel pin. Deadline for all submissions is the Friday after the General Meeting. Articles, photographs and advertisements received after the deadline will be publishes in a future issue, if they are still relevant. AAAA website: www.hotairballooning.org


Monthly Board Meeting: Monday May 14th 6pm AIBF Offices Education Committee Meeting: Monday May 7th, 6pm AIBF Offices Ways and Means Meeting: Tuesday May 8th, 6pm AIBF Offices Flying Events Meeting: Sunday May 20th, 6pm The Barley Room corner of Spain and Eubank Crew Development Meeting: Same as Flying Events date and time

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members receiving the e version, and approx. 217 the mailed version. At this point in time, we are almost even on cost to produce the print for bulk as we would be to produce and print for first class. Mailing at first class would not solve all the time issues as it would still be necessary to print, label and mail. If we went to an all e version, most of the “behind the scenes” work, time, and costs would be eliminated. We would, of course, make provision for the folks that don’t have access to a computer. I’m asking you to honestly think about this concern, email or call me with your questions and your ideas. This situation will continue sucking valuable time, money, and resources from us as members unless we figure out solutions. I do very much appreciate and want your input. After all is said and done this is our club, yours and mine, and we want only the best for our membership.

By Debbie Fowler

President’s Corner May Cloudbouncer 2007 Hi everybody and welcome to May! Each month, I think the previous one went faster, guess I’m growing older, but not up……… A couple of the issues that are ongoing concerns with this club are the Cloudbouncer and the AAAA Web Site. This month, I’d like to talk with you about the Cloudbouncer. First, let me share with you some facts about the publication. Our Cloudbouncer is one of the best put together, complete and “pretty” balloon club newsletters out there. Thanks to the small army of people that volunteer their time and expertise to make this happen. Jonathan Abdalla (and Jim Martin before him) take one weekend a month and arrange copy, photos, articles, club business and all else that goes into a Cloudbouncer. Then the newsletter is committed to disc for the e- version. Then the process starts all over again, because the mailed version cannot have ads as we are non profit and we send bulk mail. Yes, that means the editor of the Cloudbouncer must create the publication twice. When completed, the Cloudbouncer is turned over to our print broker, Marj Baxter, who insures the whole think gets printed, folded and returned to Jonathan in not more than a couple days, so that he then can deliver it to Phyllis and Harold Jackson and Pat Dalen, who print the mailing labels, (provided from a collaboration, each month, of the secretary, Kay Sant and our “blastmaster” Sam Bradshaw). Phyllis, Harold and Pat then need to sort all the printed, labeled publications, and finally take them to the post office. It doesn’t end there, the Cloudbouncer must be “batched” in a way the Post Office wants, this sometimes, is variable to say the least. And being bulk, it sometimes never arrives at its’ destination.

Deb Fowler C 239-1146 Fax 994-4525 chasnpaint@aol.com

As you can see there is a lot of time and work involved to make this happen. As each of us become increasingly busy with life, we need to rethink how the Cloudbouncer is delivered to our membership. To date we have approx. 321


Board Meeting Minutes

Operating Rules: Debbie reported she would email everyone the proposed changes this next week so if anyone had any other inputs she could include them, so they can be voted on at the next Board Meeting.

April 16, 2007 By Kay Sant President Debbie Fowler called the meeting to order at 6:10 PM.

Old Business: The board had asked Lyn to check out the cost of a wireless credit card machine. She reported on the different ones on the market. A motion by Debbie T. and seconded by Lorie that AAAA purchase a credit card machine from Sam’s Club, from equipment replacement funds that was in the budget. Passed.

Board Members present: Debbie Fowler, Lyn Kirkwood, Kay Sant, Debbie Tennis, Barbara Fricke, Lorie Guthrie and Phred McAllaster. Board Members absent: Blair Kaufman, Al Lowenstein and Randy Myklebust

New Business: The new board members took their seats, BethVice President, Jim- Ways and Means and LoriCommunity Relations. The rest of the Board stayed the same. Than all board members signed a Volunteer Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest statements. (The secretary keeps these on file if anyone wants to see them.)

Guest: Beth Wright-Smith, Lori Wichhart, and Jim McKinney March Minutes were read, motion by Barbara and seconded by Lorie to accept. Passed There was one new members name read, motion by Barbara and seconded by Phred. Passed

The rest of the night we discussed the budget for 2007-2008, after much discussion it was determined that we should give the new board members a chance to get information about what they would be needing for their committees. A discussion was made that the board would meet again on May 3, at Fiesta Office 6:00 P.M. At that time we would put together the new budget to be presented to the membership at the May meeting. Meeting Adjourned at 8:17 P.M.

Treasurer’s report was handed out and read, motion by Lorie and seconded by Kay. Passed

Committee reports: Flying Events: Phred reported that April’s flying event went well, with 29 pilots registered and 5 pilots finding the target. Placing: 1st Jim Ahern, 2nd John Hofer and 3rd Sam Bradshaw. The May event will be held at Balloon Fiesta Park May 12th, registration at 5:30 AM and briefing at sunrise 6:05 AM.

GENERAL MEETING MINUTES April 24, 2007 By Kay Sant

Education: Barbara reported they were getting ready for the back to basic’s seminar to be held, April 21st and that the committee was starting to think about the safety seminar for fiesta. She also reported that for May the Committee will meet on the 1st Monday, which is the 7th, at Fiesta Office 6:00 PM.

President Debbie Fowler called the meeting to order at 7:06 P.M. Guests: Kevin Evans and James Phillips New Balloons: Lori Pitman – Athena- Cameron Ballooning in the community: On April 22, David Tennis donated 2 rides for the East Mountain High School education foundation.

Crew Development: Phred reported that they had had a Krazy good time at the Kolossal, Kaleidoscope of Krazy Kolors Kite Kontest. (or whatever words he used) There were many crews involved with making Kites. He also reported they were working on putting together a crew seminar.

Program: George Hahn George talked about his partnership in a new business for him “Fire Fly Balloons”. He explained how this had come about and their plans for the future of this company.

Ways and Means: Debbie reported that the raffle in March was a huge success raising $536.00. Thanks to everyone who donated. She also thanked her committee for the last two years that has worked so hard with her. The next committee meeting will be May 8th at Fiesta Office 6:00 PM.

George also reminded everyone that although he would be spending part of his time in North Carolina, that he would be keeping Aerco in operation as a repair station. He answered many questions from


Phone: 505-296-3505 Email: abqbair@comcast.net

the membership. (I am sure if you have any questions and missed the meeting just give George a call)

FAA: JD Huss reported that by 2009 all Pilots would be required to have their License done in a plastic card. (I am sure you can call JD or any FAA office if you have questions.)

Committee Reports Membership: Kay read the name of one new member Lori Pitman.

Top Gun: Blair Kaufman reported that they had 6 balloons compete at their April event. He said everyone is busy working on the May Event. Meeting adjourned at 8:20 P.M. (please check each Committee report in this issue for full details of what is happening)

Education: Barbara reported the Back to Basic Seminar had gone well. The Education Committee will be meeting the 1st Monday of May, Balloon Fiesta Office at 6:00 P.M. If you would like to help with the Fiesta Safety Seminar be there as that is what they will be planning.

April Flying Event Report

Crew Development: Phred reported that they had 25 kites fly at the Krazy Kaleidoscope Kite contest. That everyone had a great time.

A very successful event was held at the Rio Rancho Field on Sunday, April 15th. The winds cooperated for hot air ballooning as well as for the kite event after flying. 29 pilots signed up at registration with 5 pilots scoring. Terrible Tom Schroeder called a Fly In Task and 5 pilots found the X on the field. Third place went to Sam Bradshaw, John Hofer came in second and Jim Ahern took first place. The next flying event will be held at Balloon Fiesta Park on Saturday, May 12. Pilot registration will be at 5:30 and briefing will take place at sunrise 6:05. Please be on time. Monetary entry fee donations will be collected and made to the Virginia Tech Memorial Fund. There is no theme for this flying event; however, the fundraiser for AAAA is May 12 & 13 at Cliff’s Amusement Park. Coupons will be available at the flying event and in this Cloudbouncer. Help raise funds for the club and have a good time all at once. AAAA Crew Development report for May Cloudbouncer

Ways and Means: Jim reported that they were busy getting the new Roster ready to go to press. This year pins are here, they are $6.00 each or if you buy all five at one time they are $25.00. Look for some new things coming up. Flying Events: Lichele reported that the “Wind Gods” had been good to them for the Flying Event in April. The next fly event will be Saturday May 12th, Balloon Fiesta Park, signup at 5:30 and briefing at 6:05. She reminded Pilots to be on time as they must be at the briefing in order to fly under the waver. Safety Tip of the Month: Clarke O’Byrne talked about all the wind we have in the spring and when was the last time you practiced a high wind landing. Do you remember what to do? If you have passengers have you briefed them on what to do?

The Kaleidoscope of Kolorful Creative Kites at the last flying event was a fun success.

BFA: Ray Bair reported that elections for BFA Board of Directors positions will be held starting July 26, 2007. AAAA members will be interested in nominating and voting for Board Members in the Southwest Region and the Director at Large. The current Southwest Region representative is Phil Bryant from Houston, Texas and the At-Large Director is Ray Bair from Albuquerque. Nominations can be submitted to either of these directors up to June 10th when they must provide a report from their nominating committees. Contact information: Phil Bryant, Southwest Regional Director Phone: 713-299-5179 Email: pmbryant@houston.rr.com

We had over 25 kites in the air of all sizes and shapes. All the participants received a Kaleidoscope for their efforts. The Krew with Karius Away had the King of the Kloud and the most Kreative Kites, and took home the prizes for those. Mark Heideman had a large parafoil type kite, and with the help of the Viking Krews, managed to get it airborne in time for the competition. We are working on several things to announce to the club too. June 9th we will be hosting a FAA fa-

Ray Bair, Director At-Large


cilities tour (look for the registration elsewhere in the Cloudbouncer) the tour will include the ABQ tower, ZAB routing center, and the National Weather Service. We need your help with the Balloon day camps at the museum, and if you can participate, please contact Jennifer Greenwood or myself. Finally, we have started to work on the Crew seminar that is held prior to Fiesta. If you could help us with that, or have a topic you’d like to see addressed, let me know. Our next committee meeting will be held at the Barley Room, May 20th at 6pm. Thanks and we’ll see yah “crewing around!!”

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Education Committee Report A BFA Back-to-Basic safety seminar was held April 21st at SuperiAire Technologies. It was an excellent seminar and all attendees left being really happy. AAAA wants to thanks the speakers: Randy Lefever, Deb Fowler, Tom McConnell, Garry Haruska, Phred McAllester, Peter Cuneo and Barbara Fricke. Also, thanks to SuperiAire for co-sponsoring the seminar and holding it in their facilities.

The Committee will meet May 7th , at 6:00pm at AIBF Office. Everyone is welcome and new ideas are always welcomed. We are currently working on the Fiesta Safety Seminar.

May Meeting Program

Commercial Pilot Ground School was April 27, 28 & 29, 2007. The students completing the ground school also received their signoff for their written test. Thanks to the instructors: Beth Wright-Smith, Tom Schroeder, Kathy Smith, Sam Bradshaw, Peter Cuneo, David Tennis, Ray Bair, J.D. Huss and Barbara Fricke.

Balloon Industry Group Scott Appelman Scott will give background information regarding the Balloon Industry Group (BIG), a group of city and ballooning leaders focused on speaking as one voice regarding the future of ballooning. He will also give information about the Vista del Norte/Osuna property that the city is poised to purchase instead of having a WalMart built there.



May Birthdays

Crew Development FAA Facilities Tour Announcement

Randy Myklebust Diana Schroen Charlsie Hare Gail Jacobs Richard Hueschen Claudine Rood Mark Heideman Joyce Bortner Byron Congleton Sid Cutter Jewell Cutter Brain Anderson Jim Mitchell William Manus 111 Lyndi Dittmer-Perry Carol Fantasia Francis Harding Neida Naumburg Joan Coffing Gabe Andes Kurt Wilson J.R. Wilson Terri Hoge Barbara Potter Richard Abruzzo Blaine Sant Doris Miller David Wildes Elaine Roderick Linda Kemp Rick Portmore Susan Collins Becky Jo Blair Glen Moyer Kim Kelbe Janette Stone Shumway Steel Tom Virding Winnie Durham Brian Makin Daniel Cave Linda Graff John Bellisle

Have you ever wondered what the guys in the tower at the airport can see from their office? What do they do? What do they think when they see balloons coming towards them? What can the folks in the Approach control rooms (at the base of the tower) see from their radar screens (like 18 wheelers on I-40). You’ll have a chance to see and ask your questions on June 9th. We will be touring the ABQ Tower, as well as the ZAB Routing Center on Paseo Del Norte, and we will go on a tour of The National Weather Service. J.D. Huss tells me This Tour will qualify as part of the classroom experience for the FAA Wings program too! We will rent 13 passenger Vans to take the groups around the city to the various locations, hence the $20 registration fee. Complete the attached registration form, and mail with the payment to the AAAA mailbox address listed on the form. Questions? E-mail me phredmac@hotmail.com or call 505-710-9669 REGISTRATION ENDS AT THE NEXT AAAA MEETING MAY 22ND. The best for last‌if a pilot brings 3 of his crew, he attends for free!!! Editors Note: See registration form on pg. 13

Cloudbouncer Ad Submission Changes Starting for the June Cloudbouncer ALL ads must be sent to the AAAA PO Box with payment, either check or CC. The ads will then be delivered to Jonathan. No ads will be placed in the Cloudbouncer if sent directly to the Cloudbouncer. I know this will require a bit more planning, but this will help on the bookkeeping end of things. Thank You for your help. Deb Fowler

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A New Section to Enable Us to Keep Our Meteorology Skills Sharp Meteorology Quiz 1. What does the acronym CAT mean as related to aeronautical operations? a. Cumulus at Terminal b. Calm Air Tomorrow c. Clear Air Turbulence d. Craftily Avoid Telephone Lines


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2. Why are inversions important to hot air balloon pilots? a. They mean you can take your jacket off at altitude to be less encumbered. b. They factor into the balloon performance or lift, and can influence landing conditions. c. they make converting between C and F easier to do in your head. d. They help to conserve propane by inverting the hot air in the envelope to humidity.

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April 28, 2007 To: Airport Management and Pilots Subject: Albuquerque Automated Flight Service Closing for Refurbishment Times are changing at Albuquerque Flight Service. We will be closed beginning May 21 so our building can be refurbished to accommodate the new Lockheed Martin FS21 equipment. During this period, our specialists will be attending equipment training in Forth Worth, Texas, and taking your phone calls there until the refurbishment is complete on July 2. Upon closing, the following toll-free numbers are provided to receive service: Weather Briefing Services*

1-800-WX-BRIEF (1-800-992-7433)

Receive clearances*


Airport Management to issue NOTAM*

1-877-4-US-NTMS (1-877-487-6897) NOT A FAX

Telephone Information Service (TIBS)*

1-877-4-TIBS-WX (1-877-484-2799)

*Permanently effective after 5/21/07. When you call for a pilot weather briefing, the FS21 system will attempt to find you a Specialist available here at Albuquerque AFSS. If that’s not possible, it will instantly search for an available Specialist, specifically knowledgeable about the Albuquerque Flight Plan Area, at the Fort Worth AFSS Hub. If those lines are busy, you will be routed to a Specialist located as close to your area of operation as possible. Upon reopening July 2, Albuquerque AFSS will be open for 16 hours a day instead of 24. When we close at night, the Fort Worth AFSS Hub will be serving your needs. If you have any problems, receiving service, please contact me at 505-2223000 or the Fort Worth AFSS Hub Supervisor at the following numbers – 817-541-3468 817-541-3470 817-541-3472 817-541-3474. Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to serving you in the future. Sincerely, Thomas C. Wimber Operations Manager Albuquerque Automated Flight Service Station


AAAA Crew Development • FAA Facilities Tour June 9,2007 • 8:30am-3pm Registration Form Important Information: 1. Must be a U.S. Citizen 2. Must carry a photo ID (Drivers License) during tour, and be willing to relinquish at access gate of rout ing center, (returned upon exit ) 3. Must be at least 12 yrs old. 4. Anyone requiring physical assistance must include request at time of registration. 5. Registration ends May 22, 2007. Cancellations after registration will be deemed a donation to AAAA Crew Development Scholarship Fund. 6. Limited to first 36 paid applicants. We have to supply a list of participants for FAA access. 7. This tour will qualify for The FAA Wings classroom seminar. 8. If a pilot brings 3 paying crew members, the pilot attends for free. Name (as it appears on Photo ID)___________________________________________________________ I am a US citizen (Y) (N) Address_______________________________________________________________________________ I am over 12 years old (Y) (N) City, State, Zip__________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone Number______________________Evening Phone Number _________________________ E-mail address__________________________________________________________________________ Pilot (Y) (N)

Crew(Y) (N) if crew, list pilot’s name_____________________________________________

Seminar is $20 per person Please include payment with this form. Check made out to AAAA or credit card info Name as it appears on card________________________________________________________________ Credit card number_________________________________ Type (MC) (Visa) Expiration date__________3 digit cvc number______(on back in signature area, after last 4 digits of card #) Signature______________________________________________________________________________ Please mail to: AAAA Crew Development Tour P.O. Box 90160 Abuquerque, NM 87199-160 You will be contacted when your registration is received: Questions? Contact me Phred McAllaster Phredmac@hotmail.com 505-710-9669


Date: ____________ MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association P.O. Box 90160 Albuquerque, NM 87199-0160 (Please fill out completely and return)

Amount: _________ Check #: __________ Rev: 4/2006

Name: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________________ City: _______________________________________________State: _____________________Zip Code__________________ Phone: (Home)____________________________(Bus)___________________________(Cell)___________________________ E-Mail: ___________________________________________________Fax ________DOB: Month ____ Day: ______ Would you like to receive the CLOUDBOUNCER by: Electronic _______ Paper _______ Both _______ Please check all that apply: Private Pilot _______ Commercial Pilot ________ Gas Pilot ________ Student Pilot ________ Balloon Owner _____ Observer (Class) _______ Crew _______ Crew Level (AAAA) ________ Crew Level (BFA) ________ Gas Crew _____ Balloon Name _________________________________ Mfg, __________________________ N # __________


$25.00 Annual Dues. The dues year is January 1st through December 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 “NEW “ MIMBERSHIP: (after June 30th) $10.00 Initiation Fee. $12.50 Regular Membership $2.50 per family member. 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: _________________________________________________________________________________ Date of Birth: Month: _____ Day: _______ E – Mail: ____________________________________________________________ Children: (16 Years & Older)_____________________________________________________ DOB: Month _____ Day _____ Children: (Under age 16)___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ I would be interested in helping on the following committees: Cloudbouncer:


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Special Events:




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Ways & Means:


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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:________________________







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2007 May Cloudbouncer  

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

2007 May Cloudbouncer  

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