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Board of Directors 2010-2011 President Elisa Trillanes Phone: 505-269-2503

Vice - President Elizabeth Wright-Smith Phone: 505-604-2865



Secretary Cyndie Patrick Phone: 505-271-7378

Treasurer Lyn Kirkwood Phone: 505-897-1948



Flying Events John Hofer Phone: 505-506-6594 jhhballoon@gmail.com

Community Relations Bud Hebrlee Phone: 505-401-9368 buddmann327#@msn.com

Education Garry Haruska Phone: 505-830-2225 Itaglh@aol.com

Special Events Paul Kress Phone: 505-818-8088 PMKbuild@yahoo.com

Crew Development Mike Garcia Phone: 505-659-2473 mike1dwn@msn.com

Ways & Means Debbie Reynolds Phone: 505-884-3136 Dar_reynolds@msn.com

Website www.hotairballooning.org Cloubouncer Looking for Editor please email President if interested The Cloudbouncer Subscription

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ofthe AAAA Education Foundation.

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rate: $17 annually; Electronic Copy FREE to AAAA Members in good standing.

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






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Please check all that apply: Private Pilot

Balloon Owner

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$30.00 Annual Dues. The dues year is April 1st through March 31st

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP: The spouse, significant other, or child (16 or over) of a member residing at the same address who wishes to become a member, no initiation fee. Dues are $5.00 per family member per year. JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: Children under age 16 of a member residing at the same address, no initiation fees or dues. Note: If applicant is under 18 years of age, written permission from a parent or guardian is required. All Regular and Family members have voting privileges. Junior member does not have voting priVileges.

Please indicate names for all Family and Junior members. Also, please include ages for children. Spouse / Significant other:

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I would be interested in helping on the following committees: C1oudbouncer:

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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. down by the membership and the Board of Directors.

I will adhere to the by-laws and rules as set

January Events


8 - Flying Event - Balloon Fiesta Park Registration 6:45am, Briefing 7:15am


10 - Education Committee Meeting, 6:30pm

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13 - Crew Development Committee Meeting, 5:45pm

Half Page


14 - RSVP for Awards Dinner/Dance

Quarter Page ..$28.00

15&16 - Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally - Las Cruces www.mvbr.com 16 - Top Gun Flying Event 17 - Board Meeting @ Balloon Fiesta Office, 6pm 21 - Friends and Lovers Registrations Due 22 - Awards Dinner/Dance @ Courtyard by Marriot 25 - Ways & Means Committee Meeting 25 - General Meeting @ MCM Elegante, 6:30pm

¡ February Events 5&6 - Snowdown Balloon Rally - Durango 10 - Crew Development Committee Meeting 10 - Private Pilot Ground School Registrations Due 12&13 - Friends and Lovers - Balloon Fiesta Park Registration Friday Night Briefing 7am 14 - Education Committee Meeting, 6:30pm 20 - Top Gun Flying Event 21 - Board Meeting @ Balloon Fiesta Office, 6pm 22 - General Meeting @ MCM Elegante, 6:30pm 25,26&27 - Private Pilot Ground School 28 - Club Award Nominations Deadline


Eighth Page .. $14.00

Classified Advertisements $2 per 50-characterline; 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 Anna Nalley Sid Cutter Award Winner Art Swenka with wife Dixie at the AIBF Awards Banquet

Happy 40th Year AAAA!! Don't forget to turn in your membership renewals. If you didn't receive a renewal please contact the Secretary or fill out the form on the previous page. When completing your renewal don't forget to look at and think about the lifetime option. Lifetime regular membership is only $500 and lifetime family membership is an additional $250. Your Board has some exciting things in store for this year. Starting off with an Awards Dinner and Dance put on by the Flying Events Committee. Dinner cost is $27, attendance at the awards and dance is free. Plan to attend this great event and see what your ballooning friends look like all cleaned up! January is also the time to get your nominations in for the annual club awards. Nominations are due by February 28, 2011. Next up in February is the Friends and Lover's Rally and the private pilot ground school. Sign ups for both events are available online or in this publication. Bob Ruppenthal Education Award This award is given in honor of Bob Ruppenthal, a charter member of AAAA, an avid balloonist who chaired the first AAAA Education Committee. First awarded in 1981, this award is made to a AAAA member who has contributed significantly to the education of others in the area of balloon safety and operation. This person must have contributed significantly in time and effort and must have participated actively in the organization and/or instruction of ground schools and safety seminars for AAAA and/or the ballooning community at large.

P.B "Slim: Rawley Crew Award This award is given in honoOr of Slim Rawley, a AAAA member since 1976 and an avid,

dedicated crew member. The award is given to a AAAA member who has contributed significantly to the sport of hot air ballooning. The recipient should be someone who has distinguished him/herself in the support of ballooning through such activities as crew member, observer, scorer, event volunteer, AAAA committee member, or general goodwill ambassador to the community. The award is to go to the "unsung hero" who has gone the extra mile to promote, expand and support the sport of hot air ballooning.

BOARD MEETING MINUTES 6:09pm meeting called to order by Elisa Trillanes Members in attendance: Elisa Trillanes, Beth Wright-Smith, Lyn Kirkwood, Garry Haruska, Mike Garcia, John Hofer, Debbie Reynolds, Paul Kress, Cyndie Patrick

Reports: Secretary: Mailed membership application preprinted forms bulk mail approx 22 cents apiece about 650 mailed. The membership application did included the lifetime membership option. Treasurer: Lyn said there was not much activity this month. (Please see Treasurer's report.) Lyn reported that balance for Education was $41,890 and the AAAA balance was $11,539.82. Vice President: Beth reported the next program will be Troy Bradley presenting on the transatlantic flight he and Richard Abruzzo took. This program seemed appropriate since Richard was found and he is on

our minds. It is also appropriate as we are looking back on 40 years of AAAA. We now have a contract with the Elegante through June. Flying events: John reported on Saturday 48 pilots signed in; none flew. 30 pilots flew on Sunday. I st Greg Garcia 2nd Keith Takach 3rd Jason Buckner It was interesting weather. Presents were donated to Joy Junction. Some cash was also donated. Party is moving along .... collecting decorations ... people sending in reservations. The top 5 pilots will get free tickets to dinner. Education: Garry reported Private Pilot Ground School is scheduled for February 25-2ih. Commercial Ground School is scheduled for April 29th_May 1st. They set 6-24 minimum and maximum attendance. Instructors are set. The committee is trying to get BFA sanction for ground school so they can get their discount when they buy their balloon. Crew Development: Mike reported 26 people were present for fire extinguisher safety seminar and received a ticket for the extinguisher drawing. The committee is working on the next seminar based on the survey. Ways and Means: Debbie reported that $250 from merchandise sales was turned over to Lyn. Sold headbands due to the cold! Community Relations: Lori Guthrie wants to drop ads for Cloudbouncers. We are still looking for a Cloudbouncer editor.

Paul reported that for Friends and Lovers registration, non members are being charged 40 dollars. ACVB would like it moved back to Albuquerque. There will be little or no charge to use old Gardunos. The use of the field is free. There will be pilot rooms for out of town pilots. The Special Events Committee would like the board to vote. Beth motioned to move the February event to Fiesta Field; Mike seconded. Discussion: One downside will be that we will have three events in a row in Albuquerque. Over 100 pilots registered last year, about 102 balloons there. Will we make the city of Rio Rancho upset? They have only offered the dumpsters for this year. Will we be able to get hops in for crew appreciation? Motion passed with two abstaining from the vote and one vote against. Friday registration at will be at the balloon museum. JR is donating everything except food cost. Letters will be sent out with location. Registration has to be signed so online application does not work well. Either they have to be mailed or scanned and signed. Joel took the information off the Facebook website due to possible location change. Unfinished business: Nominations: Jessica has some names. John Pata is interested in Community Relations. Colleen would like to do something. Blair would like to do something. Any more names ... let Jessica know. Money for lifetime membership? This issue is tabled until renewals are received. August program was videotaped. Computer was stolen with all information. Beth said we should be getting invoice, etc soon. Insurance company did pay for stolen computer.

November we voted to change bylaws and found out it was not necessary. Beth withdrew the motion. Gary seconded. All were in favor. The motion was rescinded. New business: We need a new Cloudbouncer editor. Cards will be sent to the Abruzzo, Rymer-Davis families on behalf of the board and the club. Charging for nonmembers for events? There is an idea to charge for large rallies like Jingle Bell and Friends and Lovers but not for the smaller events. Motion made by Paul that we no longer do bar set up in the room at Elegante. $90 for bar in AAAA room. Paul rescinded the motion since we already have a contract with Elegante which includes the bar set up. We have six months left on contract with the Elegante. We will be look at ideas about possible meeting location changes. Tabled to closer to the time the contact expires. Lyn has a printer that is dead, so we will replace it rather than try to fix it. Since it is club property these minutes serve as evidence that it is no longer in service and will be taken off the inventory. Per the FAA waiver for AAAA flying events: To participate members must be on the roster. Anyone can fun fly; we do not close the airspace. If you want to compete, you must be a AAAA member. ALERT: The pilots are not under the waiver if they are not a AAAA member!!

GENERAL MEETING MINUTES There was no General Meeting in December

CREW DEVELOPMENT Crew Development did the fire safety demo at the field after the official cancellation of the flying event. We know that you all were dashing off to the sale but we still had a great turn out.. ..We had 26 people attend in which our very own AAAA member and Pilot, Ron Sanchez, did a fire extinguisher demo and how we need to put out a fire in case one should occur and what to look at on our fire extinguishers that we all should be carrying! Ron did a great job explaining the best way to put out the fire and what we should be looking for to make sure it is extinguished. We also learned the acronym ofP.A.S.S. which is P= Pull, make sure to pull your pin on the extinguisher, A= Aim, aim at the fire, S=Squeeze, squeeze the trigger, S=Sweep, Use the extinguisher in a sweeping motion over the fire. We learned to look for dings and dents in the extinguisher and check your balloon owners manual to make sure you are carrying the right type. We did end up giving away 4 fire extinguishers for attending the event. A big thank you to Ron Sanchez for donating his time and expertise for our seminar, and to Balloon Fiesta for giving us FREE shirts to those who attended the seminar! Thank you both for all your support. We are trying to offer mini seminar's so that everyone can learn a new topic or brush up on maybe something you didn't know! The best part these mini seminar's are FREE! The Crew Development Committee is working out the details for the Spring ADVANCED CREW SEMINAR, we will have a limit on how many can register so be on the look out for more info!

WELCOME TO CREW CHIEF'S CORNER! (Copyright 2010 by Gordon Schwonthkowski) Forty eight pilots registered for the event. Seven pilots scored on Sunday. Greg Garcia, January's Balloon Meister, took first place with a throw of 74.4 ft. Keith Takach, January's Weather Guy, took second place with a throw of 82.4 ft and third place went to Jason Buckner with a throw of94.8 ft. Over 80 presents and $208.00 were collected. All will be donated to Joy Junction. Thanks go out to the following people who helped with this event: Balloon Meister Neil Jackson, weather guy Keith Takach, Sam Bradshaw, Evelyn Brickner, Roy and Judy Simon, Tom Goettsche, and Al Lowenstein,. Our next event will be Saturday January 8 at Balloon Fiesta Park. Pilot registration starts at 06:45. Pilot Briefing starts at 07:15. I was asked to remind everyone that dogs are not allowed on the Balloon Fiesta Park grassy area. This is a city a rule put into place for this park to keep the grass areas free of dog waste for the soccer players. Also please be advised that if a pilot is not an AAAA member he/she is not covered by the FAA Waiver. They also are not eligible for year end awards and prizes. Awards Banquet: Saturday January 22 at the Courtyard by Marriot Journal Center Please see enclosed reservation form for more information.

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 in-depth 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. Opportunistic encounters may prove fertile ground for finding new crew too. Passengers, spectators, sponsors, and media may "get hooked" once they see a balloon up close and want to have more memorable experiences once their first is over. Landowners and crowds that gather on launch or landing have already prequalified themselves as interested. Constantly "shop" and be on the lookout for new crew; you'll know who stands out by the kinds of questions they ask. Be ready to invite them out to see what crewing is about; have a business card, trading card, phone number/email address, or other contact info ready and ask for the same. Events will parade the maximum number of potential crew directly past your basket. School presentations excite both adults and kids alike and often result in paid rides, new launch sites, and even crew. Put up a "Crew Wanted" sign and sign-up sheet on your basket. Weekend festivals often have a pool of volunteer crew you can draw on; with care, you can often keep crew this way for years. Take advantage of weatherouts when you can set your basket up for the crowd; your ONLY goal here is to introduce others to ballooning, and there's always someone who wants to come back and see you fly. These potential crew have already rehearsed scheduling their day, arriving on time, and dealing with weather - the odds are already in your favor. Setting up for or flying out of parades, community and sports events, and especially

fundraisers for nonprofit groups always brings out those who want to get involved and help and may provide some good bites. For immediate though somewhat unpredictable results, direct outreach is the answer. Some pilots place classified ads for crew with mixed results. Others ask propane workers or those with other flying interests (at airports, for example) to come on out. Consider the demographics or professions you'd prefer. Ride operators often put the word out among young adults and high school/college students. Firefighters, realtors, and local delivery drivers bring built-in perks; many don't need a map, know a county's worth of landowners on a first-name basis (when you don't), and can deliver results under pressure in unstructured environments. And when you find that new crew member, let them know they can later bring a friend who's interested as well. Perhaps your best results could come from offering a mini-course in ballooning through your local community college. A few hours on several weekday evenings or Saturday mornings has led to new crew, passengers, student pilots, launch and landing sites, and much more for pilots who've done this. Imagine the change and growth in ballooning if just half of active pilots did this - and got paid for it too! Wherever you find new crew, be honest with them about what to expect and what is expected. Don't overhype the excitement or perks you're offering for their efforts, and don't minimize or omit the bummers including 4AM phone calls, sweaty labor, and weather-outs. You'd expect nothing less if the tables were turned, and being prepared means no unpleasant surprises. Recruitment always takes more time and effort than retention. Keeping good crew is much easier than starting fresh or over. Keep a list of a dozen or so crew you can call on so you're not caught empty-handed. Fly enough to keep those interested involved or they'll find another pilot or recreation. Treat your crew with respect; they're not only keeping you aloft, they're keeping you and everyone around you safe. Give

them every reason to keep coming back and as few as possible not to. There's no magic bullet for finding great crew for every flight, so start thinking where your next crew will come from. Each crew will vary in their motivation, skill, energy, and fun levels allow for that. But there's also no reason you can't have all the qualified crew you need to pull off your next flying season. It's up to each pilot and crew chief to build a solid crew base. Make it last by remembering you're building long-term relationships that will payoff long-term for everyone with many priceless intangibles beyond . . crewmg serVIce. 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. LOOK FOR CREW CHIEF TRAINING AND PROFICIENCY IN THE FEBRUARY ISSUE ... Based on the book "Hot Air Balloon Crewing Essentials" available through the author (see the end of the "Welcome" article for more information).

AAAA Flying Events Awards Dinner and Dance

Date: location: Schedule:



Saturday January 22, 2011 Courtyard by Marriot; 5151 Journal Center Boulevard 5:30 - Happy Hour 6:30 - Dinner 7:30 - Awards Ceremony Dance follows Awards (DJ) Dinner - $27.00 (Seating for 150 -175) Awards Ceremony and Dance - $0 (Extra seating will be set up around the wall) Cash Bar Motel Room - $87.00 Ask for the AAAA discount when making reservations.

Italian Dinner $27.00/plate; Minestrone soup Antipasto Board Caesar Salad Breast of Chicken Marcela Baked Lasagne Cheese Tortellini WI Tomato Basil Cream Vegetable Ratatouille Herbed Garlic Bread Assorted Italian Pastries

Flying Events Awards Dinner/Dance C/O Lisa Mulder 4305 Rio Colorado Ct NW Albuquerque, NM 87120

I (we) would like to attend the following: _


Number of guests attending Dinner $27.00 per person. Make check payable to AAAA

Please RSVP by 1/14/2011

Pilot/Crew Chief Registration Form (Each pilot must complete this form)

AAAA Friends and Lovers Hot Air Balloon Rally February 12 & 13, 2011 Name of Pilot Check One:


D Primarypilot

LJAdditional pilot

Flight Review Date:


Balloon Make:


Are you willing to fly sponsors:



EIYes AAAA Members: FREE Non-AAAA Members: $40.00

• Balloons with banners or advertising must pay a Contributing Sponsor fee of $150. All fee's must be paid by the Re~istration Deadline

Pilot Entry Agreement I agree to have the balloon system, listed above, insured for property damage and bodily injury (min. of $500, 000/ $300,000) while operating in the. Friends and Lovers Rally •. Further, I understand that balloon flights and associated activities may pose a larger than normal hazard to my equipment, my passengers, and myself. As a condition of entry, I release the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association and the AAAA Educational Foundation from responsibility for any accident or incident. I further agree that as pilot in command of a hot air balloon participating in the • Friends and Lovers Rally., I will be solely responsible for adherence to Federal Aviation Regulations concerning my pilot certification, aircraft airworthiness, and operation of my aircraft. I understand that no flights are mandatory and all flights are made at my option.

REGISTRATION DEADUNE is January 21, 2011 Late fee after 1/21/11 will be $50.00 You will receive an e-mail to confirm your registration. The schedule of events for this rally will be printed in the Cloudbouncer and will be on the web site. These will be the only schedules you will receive.

Sign & Mail Registration To: AAAA Friends and Lovers Rally PO Box 90160 Albuquerque, NM 87199

Sign. Scan & Email Registration To: Friendsand Lovers@hotairballooning.org

AAAA Educational Foundation

Private Pilot Ground School

February 25, 26 & 27, 2011 Friday evening All day on Saturday and Sunday

Balloon Fiesta Office

Credit Card Type: 3 digit code from card____ Address & Zip code for Credit Card

Card Number Expiration Date:

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Register by mail (AAAA, 1209 Florida St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110) or on AAAA's web site www.hotairballooning.org . *Registration includes all book and materials needed for ground school.


Red Rock Balloon Rally Gallup, New Mexico December 4 & 5, 2010 Photos submitted by Barbara Fricke

Crew D Mini Seminar Fire Extinguisher Safety Jingle Bell Rally December 11 & 12, 2010 Photos submitted by Crew Development


Checking Account Balance as of November 5, 2010 Withdrawals

30,034.46 (449.71) 251.71

Deposits Checking Account Balance as of December 5,2010


12,027.49 26.05

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

4,413.04 (70.03) 90.55

Checking Account Balance as of December 5, 2010

7,080.05 26.21

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

Des Moines, IA (Dec. 16,2010) The planning committee for the Balloon Federation of America's National Convention has extended the early registration through January 31, 2011 to accommodate the holidays. Anyone registering before midnight on Feb. 1 will receive the discounted registration price of$190. After midnight on Feb. 1, registration will go up to $245. The event, held April 7-10, 2011, in Des Moines, lA, will offer ballooning enthusiasts the opportunity to hear from some of the best, most experienced balloonists in the world and have some fun, too! For media contact info, e-mail bfamarketing@pobox.com Follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/bfa50), or join our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/bfa50 ). About the Balloon Federation of America is a 501c3 non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of the sport and science of lighter- than-air aviation, both hot air and gas balloons. Founded in 1961, membership in the BFA is open to anyone who shares a fascination with lighter-than-air flight. For more information, go to bfa.net.

Covering topics ranging from competitive ballooning and event planning to the history of ballooning and building your own aircraft, the program list includes such presenters as Tom Couch, Senior Curator of the Division of Aeronautics at the National Air and Space Museum; gas ballooning expert Peter Cuneo; several national champions and record setters: Program sessions start April 8. The convention programming has been developed to fulfill the continuing education requirements for a BFA sanctioned safety seminar. A complete list of topics and speakers will soon be available at BFA50.com.

January General Meeting Program: Chrysler Challenge Gas Balloon race Troy Bradley and Richard Abruzzo represented the USA in the 1990's historic flight across the Atlantic. Join Troy as he recounts their experiences as part of our celebration of 40 years of AAAA.

CAMERON BALLOON SALES: Need consultation, information or quotes on a new balloon. Call Beth Wright-Smith at 604-2865 or Troy Bradley at 350-2705.

PILOT TRAINING from the most experienced instructor in the Southwest! Call Beth Wright-Smith at Airborne Heat. 505-604-2865 or email.pilotschool@lobo.net. FAA approved Part 141 school; flexible schedules. Now awarded the contract to instruct FAA personnel. Also see www.airborneheat.com.

Pilot School: FAR pt 141 training from the most experienced instructor in the Southwest. Flexible schedules. One-on-one flight or ground school. private, commercial or add-on. Biennial flight reviews. Airborne Heat has now been awarded the contract to instruct nationwide FAA personnel.

Cameron Balloon Sales: Buy from a dealer with over 20 years of experience flying and selling Carnerons, without overhead costs. In Albuquerque, pilotschool@lobo.net or 505-604-2865 www.airbomeheat.com



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ACROSS THE RIO GRANDE WITH OUT A GREEN CARD SAFETY SEMINAR An interactive scenario based Safety Seminar for pilots and crew! The seminar will present real life scenarios for pilot and crew planning and interaction with the presenters.

The seminar has BFA approval pending and will qualify for insurance discounts. a crew member attends, then his or her pilot may receive an additional 5% discount from one of the major insurers.







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2-4 PM Hands-on, intergenerationallearning fun about flight with science, history, music and art! Inaugural event theme - January 8th

DEFYING GRAVITY: Elements of Flying Affordable, informal, enjoyable and educational time for families to interact with other families! Held the 2nd Saturday of each month January8, 2011 February12, 2011 March12, 2011

April 9, 2011 May14, 2011 June 11, 2011

Regular Museum admission fees apply. $2 seniors age 65+; $1 children ages 4-12; and children 3 and under free. Balloon Museum Foundation members are free. To become a Balloon Museum member call 505-880-0500 or visit www.balloonmuseum.com

$3 - adults - NM Residents;

Corporate Membership Application Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association P.O. Box 90160 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87199-0160

Dues year is from January I to December 31 of each calendar year (See attachment for Level benefits)



Cost: $750.00


Cost: $325.00


Cost: $175.00



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

AAAA Corporate Sponsorship Benefits PlatinumCorporateMembership


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 CorporateMembership


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 Y:z page ad in electronic Cloudbouncer (February, May, August, November) 20% discount on electronic Cloudbouncer ads or upgrade ad

Silver CorporateMembership


Name listed on electronic Cloudbouncer cover Name listed on roster cover "banner" Y:z 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

Emergency Numbers AAAA Roster General Emergency


Power Line Contact


ABQ International Airport Control Tower




ABQ International Airport


Kirtland AFB

846-1478 846-7913 846-7926

Sandia National Lab


Isleta Pueblo


Petroglyph Park & Open Space


Flight Service

1-800-992 -7433

Double Eagle Tower

352-5595 352-5596 352-5597

Double Eagle Automated Weather


Southwest FSDO

764-1200 1-800-531-1124

Search and Rescue


Albuquerque Fire and Rescue


Albuquerque Police


Bernalillo County Sheriff


Corrales Fire and Rescue


Sandoval County Public Safety


NOTE: These 2 Numbers are for the entire


Sandoval County: ALL Police, Fire, Rescue for Rio Rancho and Admittance to Pueblos, including Santa Ana Pueblo, Sandia Pueblo


WINDTALKER 505-891-1733



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2011 January Cloudbouncer  

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

2011 January Cloudbouncer  

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