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A Monthly publication of the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association & Education


VOL 111 • ISSUE 5

MAY 2010



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Board of Directors 2009-2010

President Elisa Trillanes Phone: 505.269.2503 Elisa@Trillanes.com

Vice President Elizabelth 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 John Hofer Phone: 505.506.6594 jhhballoon@gmail.com

Education Garry Haruska Phone: 505.830.2225 ltaglh@aol.com

Crew Development: Mike Garcia Phone: 505.649.2473 mike1dwn@msn.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: 505.884.3136 dar_reynolds@msn.com


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



Monthly Board Meeting: Monday May 17th, 6pm AIBF Office Flying Events Meeting: Tuesday May 3rd, 6pm Applebee’s on San Mateo & Academy

Advertising Rates Full Page……$110.00 Half Page…...$55.00 Quarter Page.$28.00 Eighth Page…$14.00 Classified Advertisements $2 per 50character line; prepaid only. All prepaid advertisements – “All advertisements must be prepaid with a Credit Card. The deadline for advertisements is the third Friday of the month. Email advertisements to Lorie Guthrie @ Ltabugs@comcast.net. An invoice will then be emailed as well as payment instructions.” Cover photo submitted by Lori Pitman.


Treasurers Report – Lyn handed out the treasurer’s report. Phred made the motion to accept and Paul seconded to accept the treasurers report. Passed.

PRESIDENT’S CORNER For the past four years AAAA has been watched over by an amazingly dedicated President, Deb Fowler. As Deb passes the torch on to me I know that I have some very large shoes to fill. A big THANKS not only to Deb but to the all retiring board members for the work that you have done.

Education Report – The Commercial Pilot Ground School that was scheduled to be held 04/23-04/25 has been cancelled. Fiesta Safety Seminar planning is in process.

As the new board begins to settle in and work for the club, please remember that they are all volunteers whose love of ballooning has pushed them to give of their time and effort. Take a moment to not only express your concerns and complaints to these dedicated people, but also your appreciation of the time that they are giving. It is common to express when we are dissatisfied and just as easy to sit back quietly when we feel that all is going right.

Crew D – Crew D information has been turned over for Mike Garcia.

Flying Events – 41 Pilots registered with 15 scoring for AAAA and 5 scoring for R2 C2.

Community Relations – Murray Conrad donated a ride for MADD. Jane Schill volunteered for Nature Center flight. Bud will be going to the Camp Enchantment location to check out the area. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has contacted Bud looking for someone to donate a flight for the Silent Auction at the Gala Event at Tamaya.

While in Roswell this weekend I had many members come by to say congratulations and thank me for taking this position. To the membership I would like to say “Thank You”, I am honored by the responsibility that has been given to me by the club. I look forward to the opportunity to meet more members and hear the good and bad about how our membership feels the club is meeting their needs. If you have a specific comment or concern please send me a note via the link on the website or catch me at the next AAAA event. I look forward to serving you over the next two years.

Special Events – Paul reported on the final outcome for F&L’s 2010, $1,508.16 was spent on the event. Paul has been contacted by the City of Rio Rancho, they are looking at having a summer trash cleanup. It is possible that this can be coordinated with one of the summer flying events. Ways and Means – 2010 Balloon Pins are in, Corporate Memberships have all been renewed, the committee is working on corporate ads for the roster; also looking at having AAAA shirts for sale. Old Business – The motion was made by Phred to have a committee chair for Special Events and seconded by Bud, passed by the board. Kay Sant attended the meeting with several questions to the board regarding membership cards, renewals versus new members, lack of attendance by board members at the Chet Brown memorial. Old business was concluded and all of the outgoing members left at this time.

BOARD MEETING MINUTES April 19, 2010 Called to order at 6:11pm by Deb Fowler. Board Members Present – Deb Fowler, Paul Kress, Tonya Griego, Debbie Reynolds, Phred McAllaster, Lichele Peete, Bud Hebrlee, Lyn Kirkwood

New Business – John Hofer made a motion to use the remaining Ortega’s propane credit as Pilot prizes with a 30 day expiration date, Tonya seconded, passed. John is also working on an update of the AAAA flying waiver. Top Gun has requested a donation for the State Championships, this discussion was tabled until it is confirmed how much the club donated last year. The motion was made by Lyn to hold a Special Budget Meeting at a later time. The meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 11th at 6pm.

Absent Board Members – Beth Wright-Smith, Tom Fisher Guests – John Hofer, Garry Haruska, Elisa Trillanes, Mike Garcia, and Kay Sant Membership Report – Approximately 10 membership renewals. Membership cards will be mailed after the General Meeting.

Meeting concluded at 8:15pm.


Education – There were 37 attendees at the Back to Basics seminar. The Commercial Pilot Ground school has been cancelled. Plans are well underway for the Fiesta Safety Seminar.

GENERAL MEETING MINUTES April 27, 2010 Meeting was called to order by President Elisa Trillanes at 7:00pm.

Ways and Means – 2010 Pins are in, $5. The deadline for Roster ads is Friday, April 30, 2010.

New Balloons – Wells Fargo has two new envelopes which they plan on premiering at the May flying event. Linda Bonney, Mark Aubol, and Norm Luper have a new balloon named High Hopes/

Top Gun – Top gun is running strong and getting prepared for their upcoming state competition. The flying event will take place May 29 - 31, 2010. The next monthly flying event will be May 16, 2010, meeting at AIBF offices at 6:00am.

Plaques were presented to Phred McAllaster, Lichele Peete, Tom Fisher, and Deb Fowler for all of their hard work on the Board. Thanks guys we will miss all of you.

BFA – A face to face meeting was held in Iowa. Induction Ceremony into the Ballooning Hall of Fame will be held in August.

George Hahn gave a great presentation on the Mass Ascension to 24,000’ feet.

Balloon Museum – Planning is under way for the next fiscal year. La Noche Blanca was a fantastic event. New exhibit, “Pieces of the Sky.”

Treasurer’s report – Lyn reported on account balances.


Vice President’s report – Peter Cuneo will be describing his recent gas flight from Albuquerque.

FLYING EVENTS Saturday, April 10th, 41 pilots registered for the Flying Event. 15 pilots scored on the AAAA target. 1st place went to Pat Chando with a distance of 2in. 2nd place went to Blair Kaufman with a distance of 3ft 10 in. 3rd place went to Tom Fisher with a distance of 4ft 4in.

Community Relations – Unfortunately Beth WrightSmith will not be able to do the Horizon Academy West presentation, so Bud is still in need of a volunteer. Murray Conrad donated a ride for MADD on April 10th.

“Third time’s the charm.” After 2 other tries we finally had a successful R2 C2. 5 pilots scored on the R2 C2 target. 1st place Allan Hahn had a total score of 16ft 10.5in. 2nd place Kurt Wilson had a total score of 18ft 11in. 3rd place Tom Fisher had a total score of 85ft 7in. 4th place Ray Bair had a total score of 86ft 4.5in. 5th place Michael Korfe had a total score of 220 ft 9in.

Blair Kaufman and Ann Piper have volunteered a ride for the Friends of Rio Grande State Park Nature Center. Bud is going to scout out Camp Enchantment/ American Cancer Society to find out more information on the area. The first Prostate Cancer walk is scheduled for June 12th and in need of a balloon or two – Blair Kaufman & Ann Piper and Al Lowenstein volunteered.

We collected $64.00 and LOTS of canned goods. Thank you all for the donations.

A ride donation is needed for a silent auction to be held at the Gala Event for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. If the pilot who donates would be interested in holding the flight in Angel Fire there is the offer of a condo and golf.

I’d like to thank the following for helping at the April event. Bonni Northcutt, our R2 C2 Hare, Keith Takach our weather guy, Sam Bradshaw, Lisa Mulder, Tom Goettsche, Evelyn Brickner, Ray Bair, Lichele Peete, Phred McAllaster, Mathew Ingram, and Roy and Judy Simon.

Flying Events – 41 Pilots registered for the April Flying Event with 15 scoring for AAAA and 5 for R2 C2. Next flying event is scheduled for May 8th at Balloon Fiesta park.

Our next event will be May 8th at Balloon Fiesta Park. Pilot registration starts at 5:30am. Briefing starts at 6:00am. The next Flying Events Committee meeting will be Thursday, June 3, 6:00pm, at Applebee’s, located on north San Mateo.


COMMUNITY RELATIONS Thank you Murray Conrad for your generous donation of a balloon ride certificate for two at MADD of New Mexico fundraiser that was held at the Embassy Suites on Saturday, April 10, 2010. It is very much appreciated.

pilots are requested to meet at Fiesta Field for an informal meeting. Thank you in advance for your participation. John

WICKED, WICKED WIND SHEAR You are drifting along on a beautiful clear day in a nice little breeze. Suddenly, as though a freight train had just barreled past, your flight takes on a new dimension in the struggle to be straight and level. Up becomes down, your passengers are holding on to the struts and turning white and you are afraid to light the burners. This is wind shear.

Our sincere thank you to Blair and Ann Kaufman for contributing a balloon ride certificate to Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center raffle to help raise money for the Nature Center. The raffle will be Saturday, May 8th and Sunday, May 9th at he Rio Grande Nature Center. Thursday June 3rd is a special day at Manzano M o u n t a i n R e t r e a t i n To r r e o n , N M . C a m p Enchantment is for children ages 7 to 17 who are currently undergoing treatment for cancer or who are cancer survivors. Please Google Manzano Mountain Retreat and you will get exact directions. I am working with Co-Camp Director Helen Pino for ideas. Most balloonist’s work during the day and it is difficult for them to take off. I’ve suggested we glow several balloons in the evening so the children can see them up close and personal for maximum exposure. I will visit the site and keep interested balloonists advised. Thanks for your patience in advance.

According to Webster’s definition, wind shear is a difference in wind speed and direction over a relatively short distance in the atmosphere. Wind shear can be broken down into vertical and horizontal components. Horizontal wind shear is primarily seen across weather fronts and near the coast. Vertical shear typically occurs near the surface, though it can also be generated at jet stream altitudes and near the tops of strong upper level fronts.

AAAA member Craig Kennedy received a note from Joe Diaz, who is surviving prostrate cancer. Joe is seen on KOAT 7. “Walk For Your Man” is the first ever, prostate cancer awareness walk at the Balloon Fiesta park Saturday June 12th at 8:00am. All proceeds will go to the non-profit Prostate Cancer Support Association of NM.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), wind shear is categorized by speed and direction. Shear speed is the component of wind shear which is due to a change in wind speed with height, e.g., southwesterly winds of 20 mph at 6,000 feet increasing to 50 mph by 12,000 feet. Speed shear is an important factor in severe weather development, especially in the middle and upper levels of the atmosphere.

A combination of both occurs during microburst activity wherein a strong downdraft hits the earth’s surface and spreads out laterally.

If perchance you are interested in tethering your balloon, The Morning News Cast will be doing spot weather briefs from 6am. to 9am. You are welcome to bring your balloon and participate. A special thank you to the following that have volunteered to date. Al Lowenstein, Blair Kaufman, Don Boyer and Pat Lamb.

Directional shear is the component of wind shear which is due to a change in wind direction with height, for example southeasterly winds at the surface and southwesterly winds aloft. A wind which veers dramatically with height in the lower part of the atmosphere is a type of directional shear often considered important for tornado development. We’ve seen this quite often in the last few months as tornadoes have ripped through the eastern half of the U.S.

AAAA member John Pata advised Ernie Villas, long time balloonist and crew with Mae Bell, passed away lat week after a lengthy illness. John has been asked by the family to organize a memorial balloon flight. May 22nd has been set as the primary date with may 23rd as a back up day. The flight will be from Fiesta Field. An invitation is extended to all AAAA members to join in the celebration of Ernie’s life.

The NWS keeps a close eye on charts and weather conditions in order to provide pilots with accurate forecasts through Terminal Aviation Forecasts (TAF). If wind shear is anticipated it is encoded with “WS” and always follows the forecast surface winds.

It is requested everyone bring something to share at the tailgate. If you need more information, call John (I don’t have his number). Sunrise is near 0600 and


If the airport surface winds are forecast to be 14012KT and a thunderstorm is in the area, you may see “VRB45KT” included. This may be encoded as OCNL.

Frequently, both the rotor clouds and the lenticulars will form on the lee side of mountains. If you see them, you may want to avoid flying in the area as they contain rapidly rotating horizontal tunnels of air. The FD may also predict winds to be relatively light at two succeeding forecast altitudes, but the direction may be as much as 180 degrees different! For example, the FL060 winds are forecast to be 09015 (easterly at 15 knots), while the FL090 winds are forecast as 27015 (westerly at 15 knots). The shearing effect on your balloon will happen somewhere between the two altitudes, sometimes in as small as 500 feet elevation.

If the same forecast shows a possible wind shear zone at 500 feet AGL in which the wind will change to 240 degrees at 20 knots, then it would be encoded in a TAF as “WS005/24020KT.” The wind shear group would immediately follow the surface wind group, thus providing a clear indication of how dramatic the wind change (shear) is expected to be. If it is uncertain as to what the wind direction and speed might be above the shear zone, or the height itself is in question, then the group may only include “WS015” or “WS”, respectively.

Another way of confirming wind shear is to have your briefer check his VAD wind readout. The Vertical Azimuth Display (VAD) is a function available on some radar sites showing current winds at 1,000 foot increments above the surface. The data is updated every six minutes.

Wind shear may not always be specifically forecasted at an airport by the NWS, but the TAF, Area Forecasts and Radars may indicate that thunderstorms are expected. Thunderstorms are assumed to contain strong gusty winds, both surface and aloft, as well as sudden downdrafts and vertical wind shear and the effects can be felt 40 miles from the edge of the storm.

Pilot reports are always appreciated if you experience any wind shear. Low level wind shear (wind shear within 2,000 feet of the surface) is classified as an urgent pilot report if air speed fluctuates 10 knots or more or if the air speed fluctuation is unknown.

Back when I lived in Indiana, I was standing in a parking area where the surface winds were dead calm. I looked straight up at black clouds tinged with green frothy tips whirling incredibly fast at an altitude that looked to be only a few hundred feet above me. As I watched the clouds, a sideways rotating cone formed. The cone became a funnel and touched down about half a mile south of where I stood.

Low Level Wind Shear (LLWS) is entered as the first remark in the pilot report. LLWS may be reported as minus (-), plus (+), or plus and/or minus (+/-) depending on how it affects the aircraft. If your aircraft suddenly speeds up during landing, then just as you have compensated it just as suddenly slows or drags, this would be considered +/-.

You can often observe wind shear by observing formations of clouds or by debris bouncing around the desert floor. Shear experienced during landing or climb out can be attributed to wind deflected from buildings or terrain features such as hills and trees.

As summertime causes uneven heating of the earth’s surface, and the jet stream looks like ocean waves across the upper air charts, you can expect to deal with wind shear in many different forms. Whether you brief yourself or call Flight Service, keep a sharp eye out for conditions that will cause it.

Rotor clouds and standing lenticular cloud formations are visual indications of areas of strong wind shear activity aloft. Rotor clouds appear to be long horizontal fluffy cotton balls at low to mid altitudes. They appear to be rotating slowly, but you are only seeing the outside edges. Inside, the winds are much stronger.

Rose Marie Kern is a Flight Service Specialist. For questions and comments, Rose can be reached at author@rosemariekern.com. References: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/tstorms/windshea r.htm

Standing lenticular clouds are also seen primarily at mid and higher altitudes, but they appear to have a long, smooth cigar shape, or can appear saucer shaped like the classic UFO. These are encoded in METARs as either ACSL (Alto Cumulus Standing Lenticular) or CCSL (Cirro Cumulus Standing Lenticular).

http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/air_traffic/public ations/atpubs/FSS/fss0902.html#Section%202.%20 Pilot%20Weather%20Report%20(UA/UUA)


MAY PROGRAM AT THE GENERAL MEETING We don’t see many gas flights in the Albuquerque area except during the Balloon Fiesta, but there have been 3 of them this spring! Come to the May meeting to hear about Peter Cuneo’s flight; when they flew, what their purpose was, where they went…


Results for the AAAA April Flying Event

Top 17 Flying Events Scores as of May 1 2010

Place Pilot Name 1 Pat Chando 2 Blair Kaufman 3 Tom Fisher 4 David Tennis 5 Paul Smith 6 Keith Takatch 7 Kurt Wilson 8 Allan Hahn 9 Colleen Johnson 10 Lori Pitman 11 Ray Bair 12 Tom Wright 13 Gerry Graff 14 Michael Korfe


Score 1350 1343 1342 1341 1338 1332 1329 1325 1323 1321 1319 1284 1034 1025

Pilot Name



Takach, Keith



Kaufman, Blair



Chando, Pat



Tennis, David



Fisher, Tom



Smith, Paul



Johnson, Colleen



Pitman, Lori



Lete, Fred



Wilson, Kurt



Northcutt, Bonni



Hahn, Allan



Korfe, Michael



Jackson, Neil


Results for the R2 C2 April Flying Event


Trillanes, Mark


Place 1 2 3 4 5


Bair, Ray



Graff, Gerry


Pilot Name Allan Hahn Kurt Wilson Tom Fisher Ray Bair Michael Korfe

Score 16 ft 10.5 in 18 ft 11 in 85 ft 7 in 86 ft 4.5 in 22 ft 9in




April 10th AAAA Event Photos Submitted by John Hoffer


Looking Good


Flying over the AAAA target April 2010 Competition



That’s the way to do it Pat Chando


The First R2 C2 winners. Allan Hahn place, Tom rd th Fisher 3 place, Michael Korfe 5 place, Kurt Wilson 2nd place, missing from the picture Ray Bair 4th place.


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PRESS RELEASE April 19, 2010

BFA Announces Formation of Festival Guidelines Committee In response to the current hot air balloon insurance environment and the history of balloon incidents and accidents occurring at organized balloon events across the Unites States over the past five years, the BFA Board has established an ad hoc committee to develop a publication aimed at encouraging safer balloon events by providing guidance for event organizers, officials and pilots. Event safety is the result of many working together with common goals and objectives. Balloon events involve complex dynamics involving many individuals; the creation of a comprehensive guideline publication prepared by those knowledgeable and experienced in these dynamics is a necessary first step to improve safety at balloon events of all sizes and for all purposes. Members of the Festival Guidelines Committee selected by the BFA Board have an enormous amount of experience organizing, directing and officiating at fiesta, competitive and ride-based events from the largest of events to small weekend gatherings. Members of the committee are Maury Sullivan, Canton, Ohio Bill Hughes, Beacon, New York Bill Whidden, Tavares, Florida Sam Parks, Statesville, North Carolina Ray Bair, Albuquerque, New Mexico Gene Burnstein, Brick, New Jersey

Chairman BFA Board Liaison Member Member Member Member

At its first meeting the committee established the following Mission Statement.

MISSION STATEMENT Festival Guidelines Committee The Mission of The Festival Guidelines Committee is to update, develop and publish a comprehensive reference source containing detailed information enabling Event Organizers to properly organize, plan and execute a balloon event with the safety of pilots, sponsors and the general public as the top priority. The publication will be developed and written with pilots and organizers in mind and will be prepared in a manner pertinent to sport, ride and competitive based events. It is the committee’s plan to submit a draft of the publication to the BFA Board in September so that the document can be presented to the BFA membership in October at its annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The general membership will have an opportunity to comment on the publication before it is finalized.




The Balloon Federation of America National Convention Des Moines, Iowa March 1, 2010 Fellow Balloonist: The Iowa Balloonist Association is hosting the 2011 Balloon Federation of America Convention in the Heartland of Iowa, the historic location of the origin of the organization and the 18 year home of the U.S. National Hot Air National Hot Air Balloon Championship.

“Celebrate in the Heartland� will be held on April 7-10 in Downtown Des Moines. The History of Modern Day Ballooning will be the theme of the proposed program and it will include the latest innovations in the sport, including the newest development in the technologies and safety of the design and construction of balloons as well as the newest changes in the area of balloon competition, including both hot air and gas balloons. We are developing the program and want to include the best subjects and presenters from the entire country to make the event exciting and attractive to all balloon enthusiasts. Your assistance in this effort is needed and would be appreciated. As a balloon club, you have members that would make this event special. Please have them provide us with suggestions on both topics and speakers that we could consider as we put together the convention program. Thanks for your help on this matter. If any your members have suggestions or are interested in participating, please have them respond to the undersigned at bloomindianola@aol.com. Soft landings

Kirk Bloom, Chair Program Committee 2011 BFA Convention


CELEBRATION of HONOR FLY 2010 Pilots, It seems as though we were just refueling our balloons with propane and ourselves with Golden Corral breakfast burritos, and now here we are again, planning the next Celebration of Honor Fly. 24/25 July will be on us in no time, so start planning. The event in Casper, WY has been changed so as not to conflict with the Fly. We appreciate that and look forward to welcoming pilots to South Park, who normally head north that weekend. Fort Carson is fired up about the event and one of the Command Sergeant Majors was requesting information about the CoHF even before Dave and Jackie could make the first contact. This year, the guests will all be combat troops and things, the CSM tells us, will be different from last time. The past months have been rough for Fort Carson’s 4th ID Combat Brigade as the war in Afghanistan has taken its toll on their members. As I write this letter, soldiers are in Haiti helping victims of the earthquake. We want to thank everyone who has participated in the past and will this year. You are all fantastic people. The organizing committee cannot tell you often enough how much you are appreciated with an extra back pat for all who drive many hours from out of state and the far out parts of Colorado to honor the soldiers. We have a change this year at the request of numerous participants. The launch site is being moved so pilots have a better choice of switch-out spots, especially south of Hwy 24. The field is on San Miguel a couple miles east of the former site. It is north of Hwy 24 across from the large hill known as Sulfur Mountain. On the corner of Hwy 24 is a brown, ranch house with a “pole barn” garage. The launch field is two blocks north of the house. Look for event vehicles that will be on site before you arrive. We are looking forward to many soldiers going back to Fort Carson with happy memories. We are hoping for more balloons to carry more soldiers and you are getting this letter because you have been part of the Celebration of Honor Fly. If you know anyone who has not and would like to be, have them contact Jackie at the address or phone listed. Thanks again for being a part of this chance to thank our soldiers. Stephen Please let Jackie know if you are going to join us. You can reach her via email at CoHFnews@aol.com or bslballoon@aol.com , she needs to know which the day you plan to fly, (hopefully both), size and balloon name.


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