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A Monthly publication of the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association & Education


VOL 111 • ISSUE 12




SILVER schantz insurance agency Red Rock balloon Rally association IMC INSURANCE AGENCY THE NEXT GENERAL MEETING WILL BE TUESDAY JANUARY 25, 2010 AT MCM ELEGANTE 6:30 PM


Board of Directors 2010-2011

President Elisa Trillanes Phone: 505.269.2503 Elisa@Trillanes.com

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

Secretary/Membership TBD

Treasurer Lyn Kirkwood Phone: 505.897.1948 lynkirkwood@comcast.net

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: 505.659.2473 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

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Reports: Treasurer: Along with Lyn’s written report, Linda Scott from Phillippi Wright (AAAA’s accountants) answered questions from the board. The board saw value in what the company does and plans to continue using their services.


Happy Holidays and AAAA renewal season!

VP/Programs: The November program will be presented by the Balloon Fiesta. There is no December meeting and the January program is not yet set.

I spent the better part of the past Thanksgiving weekend reviewing our current member database prior to turning it over to our new temporary (she has been very adamant about that temporary part) Secretary, Cyndie Patrick. In doing so I thought that I would share some of the current membership numbers with the club. We have 564 members in the following 6 categories - 290 Regular members, 155 family members, 54 junior members, 37 honorary members, 20 other balloon organizations, and 8 corporate members. I saw a lot of names of pilots and crews who participate and are past club members but did not renew during 2010. I hope to have a chance to bring some of those members back into active status during this momentous 40th year. As always your comments and suggestions about how the club can serve you better are appreciated. The Board can make the best decisions about what the club wants with the clubs input.

Contracts have been signed to continue holding general meetings at the MCM Elegante. Flying Events: At the November AAAA event in Rio Rancho, coats as well as $150 cash were collected for Coats for Kids. 40 pilots registered; 3 scored. 3rd place Thom Wright, 2nd place Keith Takach, 1st place Neal Jackson. Planning for the Dinner/Dance/Awards for the AAAA 40th anniversary is progressing and is now planned for January 22 beginning at 5:30pm. (Rally conflicts were found with the previous potential date.) They are still finalizing details. Education: Garry gave a wrap up of the Fiesta Safety Seminar and the dates for the ground schools; Private is Feb 25-27 & Commercial is April 29-May1.

Interested in AAAA's option for a lifetime membership? This offer will only be available during the first three months of 2011. Lifetime regular membership is only $500 and lifetime family membership is an additional $250.

Crew Development: A fire extinguisher miniseminar is planned for December. New Business: A discussion on a new member letter and problems with getting membership applications processed in a timely manner led to a motion by Mike: Any new members in 2010 who have not yet received their membership packets and Cloudbouncers will get a full membership for 2011 at no charge, even if they paid the partial year rate. Passed unanimously.

Watch your mailboxes for the 2011 renewal forms and be a part of AAAA's 40th year!

BOARD MEETING MINUTES November 15, 2010 The meeting was called to order at 6:05pm by VP Beth Wright-Smith.

Additional discussion led to the following recommendations: those members will also receive back issues of the 2010 Cloudbouncer, especially those with the new crew articles. A separate database identifying crew may also be developed.

Members in attendance: Lyn Kirkwood, Garry Haruska, Mike Garcia, John Hofer, Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Wright-Smith

A nominations chair was named for the upcoming elections in March.

Absent: Elisa Trillanes, Bud Hebrelee, Paul Kress Guests: Linda Scott, Kate Johnson, Cyndie Patrick, Tom Fisher

Cyndie Patrick was appointed by the President to replace Tonya Griegos, who has resigned for personal reasons. Motion by Lyn to approve her appointment; passed unanimously.


Three new membership applications were presented for approval. Motion by Lyn to approve them; passed unanimously.

• Pilot Welcome Party at Landing this year… people say it was better with tables and places to sit. • Special Shapes page on the website…good comments and people said “keep doing it.” • Option to fly non-competition…people liked to be able to fly off field when they wanted. • Krispy Kreme Morning Glows…received mixed reviews. • Video screens for weather at Landing and Pilot Tower… good reviews. • Rail Runner not part of park and ride this year…did not work out with them. However, there was a new Park and Ride at Santa Ana Casino. • New Event Director…good reviews.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:55pm.

GENERAL MEETING MINUTES November 23, 2010 Meeting was opened at 6:30pm by Elisa Trillanes. Members and guests: Pete Callas New balloons: Wright.

The zebra now belongs to Thom

What didn’t change? • Zoo party…went well. It is the one opportunity to see everyone in one location. Some said ticket distribution was difficult. It was hard to make sure everyone on the crew had tickets. Parking is difficult. Zoo tickets in the pilot bags was nice but to get additional tickets was difficult. Someone made the suggestion that we could ask at Pilot Registration if people don’t want their Zoo tickets, please turn them back in.

Ballooning in the community: Glow for Halloween in Corrales “Trick or Trunk.” Secretary change: Cyndie Patrick is the temporary secretary. Newsflash: Paul Smith and Debbie Tennis “Happy Birthday.” Program---Presentation by Don Edwards

Raw data: 530 balloons registered and 618 pilots registered. 91 were special shapes and 56 were international pilots.

Winners for Fiesta: (4 of top 10 were from NM) 1st Brian Hill (AZ) 2nd Thomas Forenz (CO) 3rd Jeff Dunn (NM) 4th Gary Bennett (NM) 5th Bret Christian (IA) 6th Phred McAllaster (NM) 7th Ken Walter (WI) 8th Robert Mass (NM) 9th Randy Oates (KY) 10th Jerry Copas (IN)

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811,448 guests 5,063 Gondola Club 10,066 group tours 70,000+ used Park and Ride 2,981 bicycles parked in Bike Valet

Changes for 2011 since it is the 40th Balloon Fiesta …surprises to come!

More winners: Thursday at Pole Grab $2000 went to Roger Hoppe.

Bet you didn’t know… How many gallons of propane were pumped this year? Answer: 100,000 How many Krispy Kreme donuts were served? Answer: 15,900 Cups of coffee served? Answer: 119,000 How many pilots received individual weather briefing? Answer: 800 Fiesta Park is bigger than the EXPO NM State Fair Grounds

$1000 went to Scott Wooge for Thursday’s Special Shape Pole Grab. Barbara Fricke and Peter Cuneo won the America’s Challenge gas balloon race. What was new in 2010? • Relocation of the Landing…survey says 1-2 complaints, but most liked the move. • PZ picture book…some say it was helpful. Since it was put together last minute it should improve for next year. • Fly Swapper…comments seem happy with it. (FAA did not attend)

Board Reports Flying Events…John absent…Sam reports for John that at the November Flying Event, 40 pilots registered and 3 scored.


1st Neil Jackson 1.5 ft 2nd Keith Takach 56.7 ft 3rd Thom Wright 126.2ft $140 and lots of coats were donated. everyone who helped with that event.

interest in hosting this year. The committee will make the decision at the meeting. Community Relations…Bud reports “Trunk or Treat” was fairly successful even though the weather was not cooperative. Thanks to John Pata.

Thanks to

The next event is the Jingle Bell Rally on December Pilots’ Briefing is at 7am and 11th and 12th. registration will begin at 6am. Bring a wrapped gift marked boy/girl and age group.

Walk to Cure Diabetes had 5 balloons signed up. Other ballooning organizations: Fiesta---Don gave the Fiesta wrap-up during program

Flying Events Committee will be meeting at Applebee’s on North San Mateo on December 2nd. Everyone is welcome.

FAA---Thanks to those that are here and others for a successful Fiesta, especially those that used their judgment not to fly. There will be information reregistration of aircraft next month.

Awards Banquet/Dance Event is scheduled for January 22nd to avoid an upcoming balloon rally. It will be held at the Courtyard Marriott in the ballroom. The cost will be between $26-$30. People don’t have to be there for dinner. Non members and non active members are also welcome for this 40th Anniversary kickoff.

Balloon Museum Foundation---Jeff was not here but it was announced that next Sunday, December 5th at the museum is “Holidays Take Flight.” Admission is free. There will be story-telling, live music, pictures with Santa and a balloon, and more. Please see the flyer in the back.

Education…Garry was absent but forwarded the dates for the ground schools. Private Pilot Ground School is scheduled for February 25-27th. Commercial Pilot Ground School is scheduled for April 29thMay 1st.

Balloon Explorium---Barbara reported that 505 5th graders came to make tissue paper balloons! Thanks to all who helped. Other Business---Jessica Makin is the Nominating Committee Chair. If anyone is interested in a position see Jessica.

Crew Development…Mike reported that the next crew seminar will be on fire extinguisher safety. Please fill out the slip on your seat. Crew Development would like to know if people are more interested in a 4 or 8 hour seminar.

Ways and Means Secretary Vice President Special Events Community Relations

Ways and Means…Debbie is looking for corporate sponsors for next year. Please let Debbie know if you know of anyone who would be interested in sponsoring.

No meeting next month…see you in January!


Rosters will be done around the 1st of year. If your name was wrong or there are other roster changes, please let Debbie know soon.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS The annual Halloween “Trick or Trunk” celebration was held near the Downtown Post Office on Sunday evening October 31, 2010 in Corrales, NM.

There are Jingle Bell Rally pins, t-shirts, headbands, rosters, and other items for sale in the back.

According to the information I’ve received, the weather wasn’t real cooperative however, there were several participants and we wish to thank the following. Organizer, John Pata and pilots, Paul Kress, Scott Esposito and Eric Greenwood.

Special Events…Paul reported that Friends and Lovers applications will be on-line by December 1st. The next committee meeting is on Tuesday at The Cooperage. If you know of sponsors or advertising let Paul know. Where we are flying from has not been decided. Rio Rancho did well last year with dumpsters, etc. Albuquerque has expressed

Your efforts were greatly appreciated.


Saturday November 6, 2010 was a giant fundraising day for The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes. Walkers arrived early at the AIBF Balloon Park to participate.

The next Flying Events Committee meeting will be Thursday December 2nd at the Applebee’s located on north San Mateo. The Meeting will start at 6:00pm.

We sincerely thank the following pilots for volunteering their time and equipment for tethered balloon rides during this important event.

Awards Banquet: Because a number of AAAA pilots had already registered for a rally scheduled for the weekend of January 15, the awards dinner/dance has been rescheduled for Saturday January 22. The Courtyard Marriott Journal Center has donated the use of their Kokopelli Ball Room. More details will follow.

Don Boyer, Wells Fargo Bank balloon. Paul Kress, Grant Crawford and David Albin. Your contribution to this important event is very much appreciated. Respectfully submitted by, Bud Hebrlee, Director Community Relations AAAA

A few notes regarding the awards dinner/dance: This event is open to AAAA members, former AAAA members, and nonmembers. The evening’s festivities will include two parts: The dinner portion and the awards/dance portion. We are still working on the dinner menu, but expect the cost to be in the $26 $30 range. There will be no cost should you choose to attend just the awards/dance portion of the evening.

CREW DEVELOPMENT Don't forget this Mini-Seminar on the field on the first day of the December Event (weather permitting of course) is FIRE EXTINGUISHER USE/SAFETY a quick review never hurts! At the club meeting we had out a brief questionnaire about our next crew seminar....we would like to know if you would prefer a 4 or 8 hour seminar and if you would be willing to pay $35.00 at least for the seminar. We have been working on some great topics but we want to hear from you, so see us at the Jingle Bell Event for the form and let us know your ideas and opinions.

WAYS AND MEANS It is time to renew Corporate Sponsorships and add new ones. If you are one or know of someone who might be interested in being a Corporate Sponsor, please contact Debbie Reynolds at : dar_reynolds@msn.com. Jingle Bell non Rally pins are now available. They will be available at the Rally on December 11th, they are only $5.00.

FLYING EVENTS Forty pilots registered for the event. Three pilots scored. Neil Jackson, December’s Balloon Meister, took first place with a throw of 1.5 ft. Keith Takach, November’s Weather Guy, took second place with a throw of 56.7 ft and third place went to Thom Wright with a throw of 126.2 ft.

We are also getting ready to start work on the 2011 Membership Roster. If you know you had bad information printed in the last roster and you want us to get it corrected please send me an e-mail stating what the changes need to be. We know some of you turned in the information earlier in the year but to be on the safe side please resend to me and I will make sure the 3 other parties responsible for keeping the database up-to-date will get the corrections. Please send your changes to Debbie at: dar_reynolds@msn.com.

One hundred and forty dollars and lots of coats were collected. All will be donated to Coats for Kids. Thanks go out to the following people who helped with this event: Paul Smith our Balloon Meister, Keith Takach our weather guy, Sam Bradshaw, Tom Goettsche, Al Lowenstein, Evelyn Brickner, Lisa Mulder, and Lisa Reyes.

If you still need Christmas presents for crew, family or friends we have current year pins, past year pins, headbands, AAAA t-shirts available, please get with me if you are interested and need something before Christmas.

Our next event will be Saturday and Sunday December 11 and 12 at Balloon Fiesta park. Pilot registration starts at 6:30am. Pilot Briefing starts at 7:00am. Entry fee will be a wrapped present for a child. Please mark the present as to whether it’s for boy or girl and what age.


Next consider what you can offer in return. Don’t immediately think of cash- hundreds of crew have volunteered free of charge for decades – but don’t dismiss it either. Crew will keep coming back (even beg to go out flying) if they feel valued, challenged, involved, and happy with their experience. Occasional bad experiences – weather-outs, landowner issues, or flight mishaps – usually don’t deter them. Keep in mind they’ve rearranged their lives to go “on hold” for your flight and have invested time, money, effort, and emotion in your sport . Weather-outs can mean a huge inconvenience and loss for them, even though a pilot may merely reschedule.

WELCOME TO CREW CHIEF’S CORNER! (Copyright 2010 by Gordon Schwontkowski) Crew Chief’s Corner is for all balloonists. Pilots will find information on flying and skill instruction their instructors never provided. Crew chiefs will find indepth analysis of their role never discussed before. And crew will find what to expect and what is expected of them as their ballooning experience grows. Regardless of your ballooning rank, you’ll find a wealth of safety techniques and tips found nowhere else in our sport. FINDING GREAT CREW WANTED: person to lift and (dis)assemble heavy equipment in highly unstructured environment and mosquito-filled fields. Hours: chilly pre-dawns and sweaty evenings, change daily, often short notice. Pay: little or nothing. Call L-OVE-CRE-WING to apply.

For regular or above-and-beyond crew, match their motive and efforts with their rewards. Occasional crew might be ecstatic with tailgating, dinner, or just the experience and a thank-you. Hobby crew may like a flight or travel to a weekend festival. An aspiring student pilot may trade crewing for flight time or training. But don’t expect a reliable professional to make a commercial pilot money for nothing. Ask around for going rates for flights, tethers, or commercial jobs. And be mindful – as elsewhere, you get exactly what you pay for.

Every pilot and crew chief has faced the same perennial question: where can I find great crew for my flights? As always, be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. And make sure you’re asking for exactly what you want!

Two words of advice here. First, great crew are trained, not born. It’s up to YOU to invest your expertise in creating great crew from who you have. A high-profile corporate program can be successfully run with a skilled crew chief and no one else but local first-time crew. Second, you have to ask for crew. Much of ballooning – especially details on crewing – is a mystery to non-balloonists. Most aspiring crew don’t know where to go, look, or sign up – you often need to make the first move and extend the offer.

First things first. “Do you know anyone who can crew?” is impossibly vague. Know what kind of crew you’re looking for, then screen and match carefully. Do you need extra hands or a full-blown crew chief to lead your crew? For casual flights, someone to simply load your fan and responsibly drive your truck while you radio directions may be fine. For paying passenger flights, someone with much more skill and experience as well as diplomacy and tact is essential. For a high-profile or higher-risk flight, you’ll want someone at the top of their game. Matching a crew member’s experience to your flight needs is essential, and you don’t want to burn out or waste that top-notch crew on repeated pleasure flights. Mix up flights for them and definitely save them for your must-have flights.

So who do you ask and where do you go? Start with those around you and maybe even those already involved. Spouses, significant others, family, and friends already support you in life and will likely help, at worst trying it a few times. Co-workers and colleagues may be curious about what you do after hours and want to try something different themselves. The opportunity for reinforcing or forging new relationships here is tremendous.

Also consider what qualities you want in your crew. Warm and vertical isn’t enough. Dependable and trustworthy are musts. A quick learner who’s reasonably fit and healthy with some basic skills (listens and follows directions well, reads maps, safe driver, etc.) is invaluable. Add motivated or self-starting, observant, diplomatic, adaptable or flexible, and smiling and you’ve got a trainable crew member worth their weight in gold. It’s then up to the pilot and crew chief to teach basic technique and safety.

Don’t, however, overlook your immediate flying circles. As economic conditions have made some occasional crew more unavailable, more pilots are acting as crew chiefs for other pilots. The benefits include instant experienced balloonists (many crew, however, caution that a pilot certificate doesn’t equal crew skill proficiency), another set of pilot eyes/ hands, good availability, and returning the favor when in a jam. Occasionally, other pilot’s crews may also be worth a shot. Far from being “stolen” or


“loaned” like products, crewing for another pilot can sharpen and refresh crew outlook on technique, equipment, and safety. Like travel, it’s useful to broaden flying experience and perspective.

Test Pilot Joseph Kittinger Jr. was at the helm on June 2nd 1957. As Joe enjoyed the incredible views from above the atmosphere, it became clear the system’s oxygen was venting directly into space, and not into Joe! As he was ordered to abort the mission, his radio went dead. Shortly his emergency Morse Code transmitter slowly typed out the words….”come and get me.” The rest of this story exemplifies how the ground crew struggled to get Kittinger back to earth alive long before Apollo 13 coined the phrase “The Right Stuff.”

TO BE CONTINUED IN THE JANUARY ISSUE... Disclaimer: The information presented in these articles is for educational purposes, may not reflect the opinion of the newsletter publisher, and should be placed in context with personal experience and other authoritative sources. The author and publisher specifically disclaim any responsibility for any liability, loss, damage, or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred or alleged to have occurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents in this series.

One of the designer/engineers who built these polymer balloons was a woman named Vera Simons, who loaned the Air Force $14,000.00 of her own money when funding dried up. Surely the first time a private citizen has paid directly for a military operation!

Based on the book “Hot Air Balloon Crewing Essentials” available through the author.

There are sooo many stories in the 100 years of Ballooning in New Mexico that this new exhibit will be fascinating for everyone no matter what their interest.


Medical and scientific experiments abound in our history and it all centers around balloons!

Hi Everybody, well you know that we just celebrated the 277th anniversary of manned flight as of November 21st 2010, but did you know that we have been ballooning in New Mexico for over 100 years? That means that people were playing and experimenting with balloons here even before New Mexico was a state!

So, please stay tuned here for more fun articles leading up to the opening of the exhibit in spring of 2011. We’ll even have some cool contests for tickets and prizes!!! Deb Fowler Operations Director Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum 880-0500 debfowler@balloonmuseum.com

That being said, I’m here to tell you about an upcoming new exhibition that is being assembled, researched and created by Marilee Schmit Nason, Curator of Collections at the Anderson Abruzzo Balloon Museum. Spring 2011 will start the Centennial Year of Statehood Celebration for New Mexico that culminates in early 2012. This new exhibition is the Museum’s contribution to Our State’s Centennial Celebration.

SHORT BLASTS There will be a Christmas Eve Glow at Arroyo del Oso Golf Course. Everyone is invited. After the glow we will have a potluck dinner at the Bair’s (8801 Osuna Rd NE) for pilots and crew.

Marilee excitedly tells me that the stories she’s uncovering in her research are simply incredible tales of pushing scientific theories and questions, and remarkable human endurance. For example the MANHIGH PROJECT was conceived and in the planning stages a full two years before Sputnik was launched by Russia. The slate of missions required extended research assignments using newly developed helium balloons taller than a Saturn 5 Moon Rocket made with polymers thinner than a human hair capable of lifting a capsule and pilot “to the deadly black skies that loomed above the earth’s protective atmosphere.” (from Black Sky At Dawn).

Meet at the Bair’s at 4:30pm with your potluck stuff or at 5:00pm if you want to go directly to the golf course. If interested call Carol at 296 3505. Keep this date open: March 26, 2011! An interactive scenario based "back to basics" safety seminar will be held at Aerco. BFA approval is pending. This safety seminar will qualify for insurance discounts! Watch the January issue of the Cloudbouncer for more information.


--Cielo Azul Elementary, 1550 34th Ave. NE (at King Blvd. and Wilpett Rd. in Northern Meadows – this is north and west of Paseo del Volcan and Unser Blvd., a mile or so west of City Hall and the Star Center): http://weather.weatherbug.com/NM/Rio%20Ranchoweather.html?zcode=z6286&stat=RRNCL

Rio Rancho Public Schools has recently installed two new WeatherBug weather stations at schools on the west side of Rio Rancho. We are using these weather stations as a resource for student learning and to be able to better monitor weather conditions in the higher elevations of Rio Rancho, especially in the winter when road and weather conditions can vary widely in different parts of town and can change rapidly.

As a point of reference, the Windtalker’s location is about halfway between these two sites, a bit closer to Puesta del Sol.

The school district is aware that this weather information may be useful to balloonists, and so is sharing the URL’s so pilots can access the data in real time or close to it:

JANUARY GENERAL MEETING PROGRAM: While we look back at the past 40 years of AAAA history, in January we will have a look at a historic flight over the Atlantic by Troy Bradley and Richard Abruzzo. Join Troy as he recounts highlights from the Chrysler Challenge.

--Puesta del Sol Elementary, 450 Southern Blvd. SE (near Southern and Rainbow: http://weather.weatherbug.com/NM/Rio%20Ranchoweather.html?zcode=z6286&stat=PDSER.

Belen Thanksgiving day glow For the Miracle on Mainstreet Christmas Parade held in Belen NM on 11-27-10. Balloons are Grant Crawford, Mike Shrum, and Don Boyer


FINANCIAL BALANCE SHEET November 5, 2010 AAAA Education Foundation Checking Account Balance as of October 5, 2010 Withdrawals Deposits Checking Account Balance as of November 5, 2010

28,674.63 (5,036.16) 6,395.99 30,034.46

Trust Account Balance Savings Account Balance

12,024.03 26.05

Education Foundation Balance as of November 5, 2010


AAAA Checking Account Balance as of October 5, 2010 Withdrawals Deposits Checking Account Balance as of November 5, 2010 Trust Account Balance Savings Account Balance

5,580.75 (1,368.38) 200.67 4,413.04 7,078.01 26.21

AAAA Balance as of November 5, 2010


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at lynkirkwood@comcast.net, or call me at home (505) 897-1948. Thanks!


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Now is the time!

BALLOON FIESTA’S Annual Holiday Sale Saturday December 11th Beginning at 8am Huge Savings and Great Selections Markdowns from 10%-75% 4401 Alameda Blvd Albuquerque, NM 87113 505-821-1000 www.balloonfiesta.com




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Corporate Membership Application Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association P.O. 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 !

Cost: $750.00


Cost: $325.00


Cost: $175.00

Gold Silver Payment must accompany application Signature: ______________________________________ Position:_______________________________

Method of payment:




Credit Card

O MasterCard O Visa O Discover O Amer.Express



Card Number

___________________________________________ Name on Card ___________________________________________ Billing Address ___________________________________________ City, State, Zip

Expiration Date

/__/__/__/__/ CVS

__________________ Date Your account will be billed for the amount of the level of sponsorship checked.

Paying by check: Make checks payable to AAAA


!!!!"#$%&$%'()"*&$+,$%,-.&"/)+)0.(," Platinum Corporate Membership $750.00 Two hot air balloon rides (1 ride= 1 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 during AAAA meetings Full page color ad in roster (camera ready only) Framed set of annual AAAA pins Web mention Web link 10 passes to pilot tent at fiesta Electronic Cloudbouncer 3 Rosters Full page ad in electronic Cloudbouncer (January, April, July, October) 25% discount on electronic Cloudbouncer ads Gold Corporate Membership: $325.00 Name listed on electronic Cloudbouncer cover Name listed on roster cover “banner” Full page Black and White ad in roster (camera ready only) Boxed set of annual AAAA pins Web mention Web link 6 passes to pilot tent at fiesta Electronic Cloudbouncer 2 rosters ! page ad in electronic Cloudbouncer (February, May, August, November) 20% discount on electronic Cloudbouncer ads or upgrade ad Silver Corporate Membership $175.00 Name listed on electronic Cloudbouncer cover Name listed on roster cover “banner” ! page Black and White ad in roster (camera ready only) Set of annual AAAA pins Web mention 4 passes to pilot tent at fiesta Electronic Cloudbouncer 1 Roster 15% discount on electronic Cloudbouncer ads




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2010 December Cloudbouncer  

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

2010 December Cloudbouncer  

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