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A Monthly publication of the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association & Education

CLOUDBOUNCER

VOL 110 • ISSUE 5

MAY 2009

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THE NEXT GENERAL MEETING WILL BE TUESDAY MAY 26, 2009 AT MCM ELEGANTE 7:00 PM

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Board of Directors 2009-2010

President Debbie Fowler Phone: 505.239.1146 chasnpaint@aol.com

Vice President VP Beth Wright-Smith Phone: 505.604.2865 pbtsmith@lobo.net

Secretary/Membership Tonya Griego Phone: 505.463.4318 aaaasecretary@gmail.com

Treasurer Lyn Kirkwood Phone: 505.897.1948 lynkirkwood@msn.com

Flying Events Lichele Peete Phone: 505.410.8525 lpballoon@hotmail.com

Education Terrible Tom Schroeder Phone: 505.262.1871 terribletoms@msn.com

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

Community Relations Bud Hebrlee Phone: 505.401.9368 buddman327@msn.com

Special Events Paul Kress Phone: 505.818.8088 PMKbuild@yahoo.com Ways &Means Debbie Reynolds Phone: 505.761.7054 dar_reynolds@msn.com

Website

www.hotairballooning.org Cloudbouncer Lori Pitman Phone: 505.890.8868 / 301.305.0141 cloudbouncer_editor@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_editor@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

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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: Month ____ Day: ______ If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Cloudbouncer + your free electronic copy there is a $15.00 per year charge. 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 # __________

PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY APPLICATION REGULAR MEMBERSHIP: $10.00 Initiation Fee.

$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 “ MEMBERSHIP: (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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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.

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Monthly Board Meeting: Monday May 18th, 6pm AIBF Office Ways and Means Meeting: Tuesday May 26th, 5:30pm The Range on Menaul Education Meeting: Monday May 18th, 6pm AIBF Office Flying Events Meeting: Sunday May 3rd, 6:30pm Applebee’s San Mateo & Academy Crew Development Meeting: Same as Flying Events date and time

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Guests: Pam McCarty, “Sam” Tzamaloukas, Tonya Griego, Debbie Reynolds, Debbie Tennis and Paul Kress

PRESIDENT’S CORNER By Debbie Fowler

The Minutes from the March meeting were read, motion to accept. Passed Treasurer: Lyn passed out printed copies of current revenues and expense statements, this was read and Lyn answered all questions. Motion to accept. Passed

Hi Everybody, It's May, you know, that month between spring and summer…a time when the winds calm (or not) and the weather is mild and dry (or not).

Vice President: Deb (for Beth) made a reminder of The Old Timers Rally May 2nd & 3rd. June General Meeting will feature “Bloopers” from the late Col. Tommy Thompson. July General Meeting will feature Dr. Tom McConnell book signing – 20 books will be for sale.

Lots going on as we head into the summer; flying events and wacky crew games, out of town rallies, Top Gun and the New Mexico State Championships, and of course the Summer Balloon Camp Program here in Albuquerque at the Balloon Museum.

Flying Events: Lichele reported that due to bad weather there was not an April event even though several diehards did show up. The next Flying Event is scheduled for SATURDAY May 9th at Balloon Fiesta Park with a Luau theme. Pilot Registration begins at 5:30 AM with pilot briefing at 6:00 AM. The next flying events meeting will be Sunday, May 3rd at Applebee’s on San Mateo & Academy. Dinner at 6:00 PM meeting at 6:30 PM.

These camps, along with the new "Aeroteen Ground School" on June 13th are doing much to bring our sport into the lives of the younger folks. If you have a young aeronaut, contact Ray Bair or Barb Fricke for the Aeroteen Ground School. If you are able to donate either financially or your valuable time and knowledge to the balloon camps at the Museum, please contact either Emily Greenwood or Carrie Black at the Balloon Museum Shoppe.

Education: Tom reported that there are 11 students signed up for the Commercial Pilot Ground School April 24-25th. There are still a few loose ends to tie up but the preparation is going well. The May Safety Seminar is being postponed until August 15th. Preparations for the Fiesta Safety Seminar are coming along. Dr. Tom McConnell will be presenting as well as an FAA representative. Anyone who would like to help is more than welcome to attend the Education meeting the 2nd Monday of each month at the AIBF offices.

Big Thank You to the folks that are giving of their time and expertise to further the fun and education of our sport! Without your dedication and hard work, none of these opportunities would be available for our younger generation. Have a terrific May, and Fly Safe!

Crew Development: Phred reported that the competition at the May Luau event will be “The Desirably Delicious Daiquiri Dash.”

Deb Fowler

Ways & Means: There was much discussion over what sells well and what does not. New pin design to be voted on. Roster ad deadline is April 28th.

BOARD MEETING MINUTES April 20, 2009 President Debbie Fowler called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.

Community Relations: Bud stated that Jill Schmidt and her husband volunteered for May 1st in Aerie, NM. Also, Becca Curley has volunteered for any events held in the Las Cruces area. Received a request from Paul Mantis from Gathering of the Nations event but has not received any volunteers yet.

Board Members present: Debbie Fowler, Kay Sant, Lyn Kirkwood, Lichele Peete, Phred McAllaster, Bud Hebrlee, Lorie Guthrie, Jim McKinney and Tom Schroeder Board Members absent: Beth Wright-Smith

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Special Events: Lorie reported that Ortega’s has not provided a bill for F&L. This is needed to be able to close the books on the event.

FAA: Fly Safely. Balloon Museum: Jeff Cooper-Smith attended the General Meeting. He or a member of his staff will try to attend more meetings. Sunday, May 17th 9AM-1PM “What’s Up” will be at the museum. There will also be a special preview of the new Disney/Pixar Movie “Up” at Cottonwood Mall, May 26th.

Old Business: Bud reported that he is still working on a storage unit. Removal of Kirtland Federal Credit Union ad from roster. Addition of Red Rock Balloon Rally. Out with the old in with the new – retirement of board members. New Business: There will be a budget meeting 5/12 @ 6PM – location TBD. There was a motion to donate $200 to Top Gun for fuel during the State Championships. Passed. There are still items from Art Swenka.

Museum Foundation: Donations are needed for the Balloon Camp, June. Enrollment is down for this year so campers are needed as well as Jr. counselors. Explorium: will be in Roswell 4/27-4/29.

Meeting adjourned at 7:35 PM, next board meeting at AIBF office, will be Monday, May 18th at 6:00 PM everybody is welcome to attended.

Celebration of Honors flight, Fairplay CO: Flights for service members at Ft. Carson, July 25th and 26th.

Submitted by Tonya Griego

Committee Reports: Please look under each committee in this Cloudbouncer.

GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

The next regular meeting will be held May 26 the at the MCM Elegante, 7:00 PM. The program will be a Blooper video from the late Col. Tommy Thompson.

April 28, 2009 President Debbie Fowler called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.

Submitted by Tonya Griego

Guests: Jeff Cooper Smith and Cheryl and Marty Ryder.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

New Balloon: Lori Pitman bought a Cameron 105, “Black Magic.”

COMMUNITY RELATIONS A very Special thank you goes out to AAAA members Rick and Jill Schmidt from Belen, NM for volunteering to stand up their balloon in Arrey, NM at the Arrey School’s Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 1, 2009. Most of the children are Sons and Daughters of migrant workers who are poor and cannot afford to bring their children to celebrations like the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta to see balloons inflate and fill the skies with beautiful colors. It is members like Rick and Jill who bring joy to these young persons so they too can see a hot air balloon up close and personal.

Awards: Debbie presented 3 recognition plaques to the retiring board members for all of their hard work: 1. Kay Sant 2. Jim McKinney 3. Lorie Guthrie Presentation by Don Boyer on the VFRS St. Patrick’s Day Rally. Students from Los Lunas High School made a video of the rally that was wonderful. Thanks to Rick Cole, teacher and Ashley and Brittany Wright, students and everyone else that put so much work into the video.

During our search for one of our members to volunteer for the Arrrey School, AAAA member, Rebecca Curling, AKA Becca contacted me to volunteer. I regretfully advised her we had a volunteer but it was so generous of her to call. Becca advised she and her Husband reside in Alamogordo where he works in construction. Becca wishes to be on our volunteers list in the event there are any activities in the Las Cruces area. Now that is what I call a kind and giving AAAA member. Thank you Becca.

Top Gun: Cory Atchley said that the Competition Flying class went well and there will be a whole series of these classes to come. If you would like more information please give Ray or Cory a call. Top Gun will be competing in the State Competition Memorial Day Weekend. VFRS: invited anyone to attend their meeting the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Los Chilitos.

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Please someone volunteer on this next activity if at all possible:

JD’s HANGAR Paper or Plastic?

Tina Tilton from the March of Dimes has requested someone inflate and possibly tether if weather permits at the 39th Annual March for Babies. The walk will begin at 8:00 AM at Hoffmantown Church and walkers will fill the Albuquerque Academy Walking Path. Walkers should return around 10:00 AM and rides would begin in the Hoffmantown Church parking lot as I mentioned weather permitting. Please contact me at 505-296-2440 or Tina at 505-3445150. Tina’s e-mail address is: ttilton@marchofdimes.com

While you’re reading this article, drag out your pilot certificate and take a look at it. If it is the new, plastic credit card looking one, put it back and read the rest of this column at your leisure – if at all. However, if it is the old-style paper certificate you’ll need to keep reading and take some action. FAR § 61.19 – Duration of Pilot and Instructor Certificates: has instigated a significant change for many of us. We’ve become accustomed to the fact of our certificates being valid indefinitely and – with the exception of a Flight Instructor Certificate or a Pilot Certificate with your picture in the upper right corner – they were. But, a change to the FARs has affected the status of your paper airman certificates.

Thank you in advance. Sincerely, Bud Hebrlee, Community Relations Director

A Temporary Airman Certificate is valid for 120 days from its date of issue. After 120 days, that temporary is not valid for any operation authorized on that certificate. If you are looking at a temporary that is older than 120 days (and have not received the permanent certificate) call the person who issued it to you, or call your local Flight Standards District Office and ask to speak with an operations inspector. DO NOT FLY with an expired temporary certificate.

CREW D Although we Fearlessly Forged Forward to Fly our Fabulously Frilled Fabrics at the April flying event, we Failed. We were witness to some interesting weather phenomena due to the copious amounts of virga enthusiastically engaging the ground, and at times, displays of electro statically charged ionic discharges and sonically enhanced atmospheric diffusions…More commonly known as lightning and thunder.

If you hold a paper Pilot certificate that is not a “Temporary Airman Certificate,” that certificate has become life-limited. Your paper certificate must be reissued with the plastic version prior to March 31, 2010. After March 31, 2010, a paper pilot certificate will be invalid. All other certificate holders have until March 31, 2013 to comply.

Alas, we will be embarking on festivities for our Luau event after the May flying event @ Balloon Fiesta Park. Saturday May 9th. Dress the part and receive bonus points…spirit is good. Enthusiasm is better, and participation is best.

To have your certificate reissued is fairly simple. If you have a computer, simply type in www.faa.gov and select the “Licenses & Certificates” tab on the home page. On the next page select “Replace an Airman Certificate (License)” in the “Airmen” column and continue with the form. If you have your social security account number on your certificate this is an opportunity to have that changed. This is the Government you are dealing with, so be prepared to answer some questions, furnish identification (your driver’s license), and pay a fee ($2.00 at this time) by using a credit card.

We will have chase crews team up 2 balloons per team 6-8 people per team… It seems like we have good turnouts for our relay races, so we will engage a competition we are going to name: “The Desirably Delicious Daiquiri Dash.” Yep it’ll be one of those timed events where yah get to design a frosty adult type beverage and then have members of the crew devour it.

If you are not friendly with a computer, you can mail a request to Airman Certification Branch at:

Do yah remember the pancake parade? It’ll be just like that…only different. Plan to have a good time, and we’ll see yah there.

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Federal Aviation Administration Airman Certification Branch (AFS-760) P. O. Box 25082 Oklahoma City, OK 73125

sunrise occurs later in the morning (a blessing for those of us who are not normally morning people), and the temperatures stay at optimum for extended flights longer.

Your request must include: –

Come springtime, when the jet stream begins its waving dance, take-offs and landings become the most difficult part of ballooning. This is the time that the surface winds blast the sand across the land as short waves and troughs spin through the area.

Your full legal name, Your permanent mailing address – If you use a Post Office Box for your mail, you must include a map (it can be hand-drawn) showing the actual address/location of your residence, Your social security number, Your date and place of birth, Information about your pilot certificate (grade, number, date of issue, etc.), and A check or money order payable to the U.S. Treasury for $2.00.

As we move into summer, the dawn breaks earlier, but the actual flying time is shorter as temperatures quickly rise. Unfortunately, evening flights are more difficult as well since official sunset hits before the temperatures decrease enough for a decent inflation. In the Albuquerque area, a low pressure system (trough or front) out on the eastern plains will create significant wind flow through Tijeras canyon. Often the terminal forecast (TAF) at Albuquerque International predicts very strong surface winds because the canyon squirts them straight at the airport. These conditions frequently do not exist on the west mesa or at the balloon field because they are protected by the bulk of the mountain.

It would be wise to include a photocopy of your driver’s license with the request.

BALLOON FLYING IN THE NM HIGH DESERT By Rose Marie Kern As AAAA members know, one of the most enjoyable areas to fly in across the country is the desert southwest. For the most part, the conditions are predictable depending upon the season. As long as you know this, you can usually make plans to fly based on normal patterns.

There is a perpetual trough running north-south around the eastern Texas/New Mexico border. This trough does not stay put – it is sometimes as far west as Roswell to Clayton, or as far east as Del Rio to Wichita Falls. This feature is the most common generator of the summertime supercell thunderstorms that create “Tornado Alley.”

Late fall and winter flying is especially easy. With some exception there is little frontal activity lashing the deserts. From October thru February the lower temperatures keep the air relatively calm and clear from Death Valley to Albuquerque. Since any changes to these conditions are caused by frontal activity, you can “see it coming” several days in advance.

A low pressure system over the northern Baja – Yuma area, combined with a high pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico is the hallmark of what the southwest calls its “monsoonal flow.” Usually beginning in July and lasting until mid-september, this combination insures a steady influx of moisture at the mid levels. Sunlight hitting the flat desert sands causes the air to rise. By noon there is always turbulence that increases in strength as things heat up. If there are hills or mountains in the area the hot air flows up the side into the cooler air aloft and creates mountain wave. If there is any moisture hanging at the mid levels, the penetration of hot air into cool moist air creates cumulus that can easily become cumulonimbus.

Winter fronts affecting the southwest come from the north and northwest. They may bring some really nasty winds and a foot of snow, then they are gone a day later. The snow frequently melts off by noon as the desert shrugs at the momentary inconvenience. The most annoying factor is that the dusting of snow left by the front, leaves the ground muddy. High desert areas – such as the mountains of northern Arizona and New Mexico will tend to trap the snow, which will make the visibilities and ceilings lower for several days as it sublimates into the atmosphere. The best part about winter is that official

The thunderstorms created by this combination always develop in the early afternoon, build in intensity until sunset, then die out overnight. The pattern repeats itself daily until a strong front from the west

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pushes the moist air eastward in mid to late September.

SHORT BLASTS The US Air Force Academy, after 13 years of banning LTA on their grounds, has asked us to tether and glow for the Wing party (4000 cadets) on May 20, 2009. We will be tethering from about 4-7:30 and glowing (8-10) for an hour or two after, a long time. If we can get more participants we can split things up. More pilots could share a balloon to spell each other, and/or different balloons could tether and glow. Propane and food provided, as well as giving/showing something to a bunch of future leaders.

Surface winds in the summer are affected by mountains and time of day. The mornings will tend to be fairly calm, while the noon and early evening winds blow towards the higher elevations. At sunset the winds reverse and blow toward the valleys as the temperatures drop. The perpetual trough out on the eastern plains disrupts this pattern as it draws in warmer air away from the mountains. Rose Marie Kern is a flight service specialist who has worked in ATC since 1983, primarily in the ABQ area. If you would like to ask her a question she can be contacted at author@rosemariekern.com.

Please contact Al Lowenstein (son Ryan graduating!!) at 821-8558. Thank You Note: I lost my husband Jerry Neuber (the Viking crew, the Oh Boy Balloon) on Jan 12th. He died from a very short battle with cancer. During his illness our crew and pilots showed amazing outreach and caring for both of us. One of our pilots, Mark Hofheins, set up a bank account to take in donations. I want to thank each of you that donated to the account. Including the very generous angel(s). I always knew I had angels watching over us, now I have found out just how much we are watched over. THANK YOU. Your generosity made this time much easier for me. It was one less thing to worry about. Again thank you and your kindness will be returned by the universe many times over. Valerie Hertzler Neuber.

THE UPSIDE: BALLOON MUSEUM BREAKS ATTENDANCE RECORDS & LANDS “UP” PREMIER Attendance at the Balloon Museum broke previous non-Fiesta single day attendance records twice in March 2009. On March 1 the Public Open House for the new exhibition Children of War, Voices for Peace: Japanese and American Perspectives, drew 633 visitors and the Spring Break Family Day on March 25 drew over 800! Volunteers and staff alike are floating on clouds. The Balloon Museum Foundation has been granted an advance screening of the Pixar/Disney movie “UP” on May 26, three days in advance of the national roll-out. The Museum will celebrate the occasion with a special public event, “Everything is UP at the Balloon Museum.” The event will take place Sunday, May 17 from 9 AM until 1 PM – a time when the Museum is free to the public. Activities will include balloon inflations (weather permitting), balloon sculptures, a cluster balloon photo op, and a limited number of promotional materials and free tickets for the UP Albuquerque premier screening.

TOP GUN: Just a reminder that the NM State Hot Air Balloon Championship will take place on Memorial Day weekend, May 23 - 25. 2009. The registration party will be at Chama River Brewery, Albuquerque, NM on Friday, May 22nd. The end of competition party will be a tailgate on fiesta field on Monday after flight. Pilots we need your applications and $100.00 by the registration deadline of May 9, 2009. If more information is needed, please go to the Top Gun website at topgunballooning.org.

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MAY MEETING PROGRAM Too young to be an Old Timer? Had had so much fun you want to relive it? Be at the May meeting for Bill Glen’s presentation on the Old Timer’s Rally in Roswell. Old Timers contact Bill for a “reunion” before the meeting.

JUNE MEETING PROGRAM Humorous Video One of our members, the late Col. Tommy Thompson put together a couple of funny “bloopers” ballooning videos. Be at the June meeting to view his second “tips on Ballooning, Too.”

JULY MEETING PROGRAM Book Signing AAAA member Dr. Tom McConnell’s balloon safety seminar book is out and he has donated a number of copies to the club. Be at the July meeting for a book signing and to thank him in person for his donation.

AAAA Education Foundation Checking Account Balance as of 5 Mar 09 Withdrawals Deposits Checking Account Balance as of 5 Apr 09

26,868.26 -963.34 3,558.37 29,463.29

Trust Account Savings Account AAAA Education Foundation Total as of 5 Apr 09

11,917.64 25.93 41,406.86

AAAA Checking Account Balance as of 5 Mar 09 Withdrawals Deposits Checking Account Balance as of 5 Apr 09

15,771.76 -2,965.28 898.12 13,704.60

Trust Account Savings Account AAAA Total as of 5 Apr 09

9,912.21 26.09 23,642.90

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at lynkirkwood@msn.com, or my home phone 897-1948. Thanks!

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Did you know that you can get your lighter than air pilot license before you drive a car? No kidding!

Introducing

Aero T een Ground School !!!

Have you ever wanted to know what it takes to become a hot air balloon pilot? This class will introduce you to the aspects of becoming a pilot. AeroTeen Ground School will introduce you to the basics about weather, navigation, balloon systems/ performance, mapping, and communications/regulations. This seminar will be taught by private and commercial balloon pilots. No boring lectures just lots of practical information and hands on activities. Want to join us? When: Saturday, June 13, 2009 Where: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Offices (4401 Alameda Ave NE) Time: 7:45 to 5:00 - Lunch will be provided Cost: $35.00 - This includes all materials Who can participate? Any teen over the age of 14 who wants to know about becoming a hot air balloon pilot. Participants will receive all materials used in the seminar, FAR/AIM, Albuquerque Sectional Chart, an AeroTeen Ground School completion certificate and will have the opportunity to receive an FAA student pilot certificate. Hurry, space is limited. Register on-line at www.hotairballoning.org click on seminars then click on AeroTeen Ground School or complete the form below. Contact Barbara Fricke at 265-2865 or barbarafricke@msn.com for info.

AeroTeen Ground Schools Registration Form June 13, 2009 – Register by May 31, 2009 --- $35

NAME_______________________________________________ Age _______________ Email address___________________________________ Cell Phone________________ Parent Contact ___________________________________ Phone # __________________ Complete form and mail with check (made out to AAAA Education Foundation) or credit card info to: AAAA Education Committee 1209 Florida St NE Albuquerque NM 87110 Credit Card Type____________ Credit Card #________________________________ 3 digit Code from back of card_______ Name on Credit Card__________________________________ Exp. Date__________ Address (with zip code) for credit card_______________________________________ ____________________________________

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIPS Platinum Corporate Membership $750.00 Two hot air balloon rides (1 ride = I person, not available during AIBF) (Donated by a AAAA member pilot) Name listed on Electronic Cloudbouncer cover Name listed on Roster cover “banner” Corporate provided table banner displayed at Ways and Means table Club during meetings Full page Color ad in roster (camera ready only) Framed set of Annual pins Web Mention Web Link 10 passes to pilot tent at Fiesta Electronic Cloudbouncer 6 Rosters Full page ad in Electronic Cloudbouncer (January, April, July, October) 25% discount on Electronic Cloudbouncer ads $325.00 Gold Corporate Membership Name listed on Electronic Cloudbouncer cover Name listed on Roster cover “banner” Full page B/W ad in roster (camera ready only) Boxed set of Annual pins Web Mention Web Link 4 passes to pilot tent at Fiesta Electronic Cloudbouncer 4 Rosters ½ page ad in Electronic Cloudbouncer (February, May, August, November) 20% discount on Electronic Cloudbouncer ads or upgrade ad $175.00 Silver Corporate Membership Name listed on Electronic Cloudbouncer cover Name listed on Roster cover “banner” Half page B/W ad in roster (camera ready only) Set of Annual pins Web Mention 2 passes to pilot tent at Fiesta Electronic Cloudbouncer 2 Rosters 15% discount on Electronic Cloudbouncer ads As a not for profit corporation, your membership may be tax deductible.

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Corporate Membership Application Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association PO Box 90160 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87199-0160

Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City: _________________________________________________ State: ____________________ Zip Code: ____________________ Contact Person: _______________________________________________ Phone; _______________ Cell Phone:: __________________ Fax: ________________ E-Mail: ________________________________________Corporate Phone: _________________________

Corporate Memberships Available Dues year is from January 1 to December 31 of each calendar year ( See attachment for Level benefits)

Platinum C Cost: $750.00

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Payment must accompany application

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Let us quote your New Balloon System!

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CLOUDBOUNCER A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF THE ALBUQUERQUE AEROSTAT ASCENSION ASSOCIATION AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION P.O. BOX 90160 ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87199-160

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2009 May Cloudbouncer  

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

2009 May Cloudbouncer  

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

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