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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 Cynd ie 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 Oar_reynolds@msn.com

Website www.hotairballooning.org Cloubouncer Pat Chando Ed itor@hotairballooning.org The Cloudbouncer Subscription

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· March Events I

• 10 - Crew Development Committee Meeting

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Flying Event - Balloon Fiesta Park


$11 0.00 $55.00

Registration 6:45 am

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Briefing 7:15am

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Education Committee Meeting, 6:30pm

• 19 & 20 - VFRS St Patrick's Invitational Rally

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• 21 - Board Meeting @ Balloon Fiesta Office, 6pm


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Flying Event - Rio Rancho Registration 6: 15am Briefing 6:45am




I 11th - Education Committee Meeting, 6:30pm

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Crew Development Committee Meeting

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Advanced Crew Member Seminar


I I 17th - Top Gun Flying Event

I I 18th - Board Meeting @ Balloon Fiesta Office, 6pm

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 Beth Wright-Smith pbtsmith@lobo.net An invoice will then be emailed as well as payment instructions." Photo's submitted by Pat Chanda

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PRESIDENT'S CORNER I spent the past weekend sitting in on our Private Pilot Ground School. I have to say that I am so honored to be a part of this truly extraordinary club. A group of 15+ dedicated instructors and volunteers have worked to bring this ground school together for the benefit of 24 up and coming pilots. As some say the next generation of our sport and our club. Our club provides many different things for many different people. Whether you are a member for the seminars and education, the programs, the flying events and rallies or just the social side of things ... we are all members of AAAA because we love ballooning. However, our sport as well as our club cannot survive without people willing to dedicate their time just as those who made this ground school possible dedicated theirs. When it comes time for elections or when committees are looking for help, think about what you love about AAAA and what you would miss if it were not there anymore, and then think about what you can do to make this club great for another 40 years!! The club can only survive and be as great as its member volunteers. In other words YOU

Reports: Secretary: Two members paid for 2011 twice. Debbie motioned to send email to let them choose if they want to apply the money to next year. Mike seconded. It was passed. Cyndie will email them and ask what they would like to do. Treasurer: Lyn is absent. Vice President: Program is going to be excerpts from video "Challenge the Wind." March is elections so there is no program. Beth will set up the program for April. Flying events: Reminder the dates are on the website and Cloudbouncer. March flying event will be on Fiesta field. Education: Private pilot ground school is almost full. We have 19. Max is 20. Crew Development: April 16th is advanced seminar. It will be held at CNM workforce solutions center. Ham radios short presentation to try to introduce it back into the club. There has been a sparked interest so they want to set up trainings.


Members in attendance: Beth, Debbie, Cyndie, Mike, Elisa, Bud, Paul, Garry

Ways and Means: Debbie showed us the rough draft for the 40th year pin. Change font and add year. Any other suggestions let her know. Make the s look like s not z. We sold stuff at rally. We sold some old stuff too. Donations, please ask for donations for March meeting. Three people will not renew roster add, everyone else said they would. Community Relations: Bud said he was grounded for this rally. Tony Ross did not meet AAAA criteria. Cloudbouncer

Editor is Pat Chando. Cynthia Lei wants to be the Ad contact for Cloudbouncer. Special Events: Paul said 95 balloons 106 pilots were registered. 6 bags left over. Lyn will split between the volunteers. Sponsors texting Paul had a great time want to sponspor again next year. The band played three hours longer than they should have. Colleen wants to run for Special events. Paul will continue to help out and pass information along to others. Volunteers will get t-shirts and pins. There will be a write-up in the Cloudbouncer. Financial report will be soon commg. Unfinished business: Flying event signs need to be picked up. BFA Convention .... 1st weekend in April What should the booth have? People should be aware that there is a 1/2 year membership. Can we take 40 year banner? Membership forms, brochures, candy, decals, cash bag, credit card machine, receipt book, notebook, website up ... take AAAA computer and Paul's sprint card, sell pins? New business: MCM Elegante contract through June. Advantages to being there: Jay knows us, what we need, how to help. He is our main asset. MCM was the only one that could accommodate us for our big meetings for a cheap price. Since the Hilton sponsored during Friends and Lovers, they might be interested. Beth got a contact number. Beth will check on quotes. Fiesta keys ... AAAA board members have never gotten free keys from Fiesta. Do we need to have one for AAAA board? No, we will deal with it, if AAAA Flying Events Chair doesn't have one in the future.


Guests: Van Lewis, Lucas Romero, Troy Zwicke

Presentation: excerpts from "Challenge the Wind" video

Secretary: AAAA membership cards will be available for pick-up at this meeting. After this meeting, they will be mailed.

Vice President: No program next month due to elections.

Flying Events: John reported 27 pilots scored this month. 1st Randy Myklebust, 2nd Neil Jackson, and 3rd Bonnie Northcutt. Education: Garry reported Private Pilot Ground School is scheduled for this weekend, February 25-2ih. Commercial Ground School is scheduled for April 29th-May 1st. Early registration is $150, if done before April 14th. The cost goes up to $175 for late registration. Crew Development: Mike reported that the Advanced Crew Seminar is scheduled for April 16,2011. Registration will be from 8-8:45am. The seminar will start at 9am and end at 5pm. The location is CNM Workforce Center. The price is $35 and includes snacks and lunch.

Ways and Means: Debbie reported she is accepting checks for ads. We still have more room for ads in the roster. If you have anything you are willing to donate for the auction. There is stuff for sale in the back of the room. Community Relations: Bud reported that he thanks everyone for their efforts to support the community. Special Events: Paul reported 95 balloons and 106 pilots registered for Friends and Lovers. He would like to thank them and all the volunteers and committee members. Thanks to Paul Smith and Lyn Kirkwood. Visit the sponsors so that they will hopefully sponsor again next year. We gave out 40 prizes to forty different pilots. If they have not picked up their prizes please see Paul. Also, sponsors need to pick up their packets. Jessica Makin, nominations chairperson, reported that there are 5positions available: Vice President, Secretary, Ways and Means, Community Relations, and Special Events.

Vice President: No one has been put on the nominations for Vice President.

BFA: Troy absent. BFA convention has great speakers. Balloon Fiesta: Don reported that he will be speaking in Carolina and will hopefully recruit balloonists from the east. Videos: Safety Intro to Balloon Fiesta Crew video Hopefully the last two videos will be available on line sometime in April. VFRS: Don was absent, but St. Patrick's registrations have been mailed out. The event will be at Eagle Park. FAA: JD reported that everyone needs to check mail boxes for re-registration forms. It's getting windy, fly safe. Balloon Museum: Jeff thanked everyone who came to the Friends and Lovers registration event. Thanks also for trying to recruit Balloon Museum members. March 16 from 10-3 will be Spring Break Family Day. March lih 2-4 is our next Launch and Learn Intra-Generational Workshop. March 25th Curator's Coffee. March 30th adult program with an astronaut.

COMMITTEE REPORTS CREW DEVELOPMENT Crew Development is happy to present the Advanced Crew Seminar on April 16th, 201l. Please see the registration form .... we have limited space this seminar so don't be late and miss out, sign up ASAP! Don't forget we will be having mini seminars that are FREE on the field. We have a calendar of events on the AAAA web page! Here is a sneak peak so you can place it on your personal calendar! March is Tie-offs ... May is the 1st annual Tailgate cook-off. .. July is Drop Lines .... see what we can do with just a great group of crew and pilots! Let's remember a refresher is something we all can use! If you have any suggestions please don't hesitate to email us or stop by our meetings!

Flying Event Friends and Lovers February 2011 Ninety-one pilots registered for Saturday's competition. Twenty seven pilots scored. Randy Mykleburst, March's Balloon Meister, took first place with a throw of 5 inches. Bonnie Northcutt, March's Weather Lady, took second place with a throw of 1.67 ft Third place went to Neil Jackson with a throw of 3.08 ft. Thanks go out to the following people who helped with this event: weather Lady Beth

Wright-Smith, Safety Official Garry Haruska, Evelyn Brickner, Lisa Reyes, Lisa Mulder, Gillian Mulder, and Al Lowenstein,.

Our next event will be Sunday March 13 at Balloon Fiesta Park. Pilot registration starts at 06:45. Pilot Briefing starts at 07:15. Flying Events Committee meeting will be March 7 at the Applebee's located on San Mateo. The meeting will start at 6:00 pm.

Remember 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. Please be advised that if a pilot is not an AAAA member he/she are not eligible for awards and pnzes.

WELCOME TO CREW CHIEF'S CORNER! (Copyright 2010 by Gordon Schwonthkowski)

Crew Chief s Comer 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.

CREW CHIEF TRAINING AND PROFICIENCY (continued from February editiion)

This list isn't complete but will prevent or minimize the most common mishaps: burned throat fabric, wild inflations, lost balloons, landing incidents, passenger/crew injuries, power line strikes, and many

others. Becoming a more informed, decisive, skilled, and proactive crew chief creates the redundancy needed to make flying and crewing safer, easier, and more fun than ever before. Use this list as a supplement and not a replacement for other materials local clubs or other organizations may have provided. While some have suggested using this as a national standard, the intended goal is voluntary compliance. Ifwe don't enforce some sort of safety protocol on our own, we'll see regulation or action from government, insurance, or events which will be beyond our control and much less to our liking. Train and police ourselves or be regulatedthose are our choices. Commit to your crew chief and crew learning ALL of these skills - do NOT stop part way. Resist the urge to sub-categorize experience levels - there's no reason to accept or stop at anything short of complete safety. Stopping short saps motivation and momentum. Master these as quickly as possible. Not only will training be more effective, you never know if that mishap or accident will occur on your next flight or at the end of the season. A trained crew chief can also provide skill continuity at festivals or other times regular crew can't make it out. An ideal arrangement is several crew members mastering these skills; everyone feels safer and more relaxed when they know anyone can handle anything. How and how fast you learn these depends entirely on you, your experience level, and other factors. Oneon-one, a weekend crash-course with several pilots and crews, cold inflating when passengers are cancelled, or discussions throughout the season - the goal remains mastering these aspects of flying and crewing safety. And don't think you're exempt because you only fly or crew occasionally. Crewing for a recreational pilot may make these skills even more crucial for flight safety; fewer chances to develop habits and refine skills may make their flawless delivery more critical yet.

Don't stop here if you need more information on flying and crewing safety. Refer to any of the articles in this series for starting points on specific skills for crew chiefs and crew. The book "Hot Air Balloon Crewing Essentials" holds far more information yet on all aspects of crewing. Join your pilot and attend

an off-season safety seminar for a real eye-opener on current issues pilots must deal with on every flight. Many seminar committees have recognized crew's unique role in safety and added presentations on crewing to their core topics. And to reach the highest level of skill proficiency, volunteer to speak on crewing at a safety seminar. Nothing will clarify, scrutinize, and solidify skills and information like standing in front of 100 pilots to teach. Many crew chiefs go on to complete pilot training, and this introduction speeds the process and gives you access to and the support of an extensive flying network. Every crew chief can always know more and do things better and faster. Some pilots may resist the idea of devoting time exclusively to crew training, but there is no better investment. A crew chief can often spot - and break - the first link in an accident chain before a pilot can. Trained crew offer benefits far beyond convenience: more safety and fun with less risk, time, expense, and effort. Best of all, they offer unmatched safety and redundancy that nothing else can offer. Decide today how you'll start your crew training - there's no reason every crew chief nationwide can't raise their skill levels this high by the end of this flying season! 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 Healthy Crew Dynamics in the April Cloudbouncer

Based on the book "Hot Air Balloon Crewing Essentials" available through the author (see the end of the "Welcome" article for more information).

TOPGUN February Top Gun flying event was cancelled due to the weather. Thank you to those pilots and scorers that showed up and went to breakfast together. Mark you calendars! May 27-30,2011. Top Gun State Championship. Pilot invitations will be emailed in March! We need and appreciate all scorers/observers that can help participate. Any questions and suggestions can be directed to Jason Buckner, president, Cixbuckner@msn.com) or Shelly Cannaday, secretary (sjc 1elvis 1966@msn.com).

16th Annual Philippines International Balloon Fiesta

A few years ago, I had probably one ofthe most "interesting" flights in my 12 years of ballooning in Page AZ. , flying the Little Pirate balloon. After the balloon was fixed, I sold it to Jeff Lansdown in Tennessee. I thought I had seen the last of that aircraft, but a couple of months ago, Jeff called me with a opportunity ... fly the Little Pirate for him in the Philippines, at what used to be Clark Air Base, now called the Clark Free

Zone. Being the"good sport" that I am, I agreed to go. My buddy Nick Meleski from Albuquerque (who is also the 2009 New Mexico Top Gun state champion) agreed to go and fly Jeffs other balloon "Shroom with a View". Feb.i\ I boarded a plane to Manila, Philippines. 20 ~

hours on a airplane is not exactly what you call enjoyable, but we arrived in Manila where we stayed overnight and caught a bus to the Clark free zone the next morning. We boarded a bus for the 2 hour drive to the festival site, which still resembles a air force base, but with casinos, and many restaurants. We arrived at our hotel, and then met up with our local crew. The crew chief, his narne was Abraham, but his nickname was 'Barn". Along with Dominic( a older gentleman that had more energy than a teenager) Adieu, who supplied the chase vehicle, and Patrick who along with his sons helped us out during the weekend. We headed to the field, to un-pack balloons and get fueled up. With two balloons, it was a busy afternoon, but we got everything ready to go. Our chase vehicles for the event are owned by a 4 wheel drive club. We have trailers behind jeeps and 4 runners. Adeu, my driver was a accomplished mechanic, in which he had built engines for about 10 members in the club.(he also fixed one of our inflator fans, which had a fuel leak). Thursday morning pilot briefing was at 5: 15 a.m, with Joy Roa, the organizer. It was opening day ceremonies, with many dignitaries from the Island government, and hundreds of dancers from schools around the area. Also, the first "bum" of the event, by one of the government officials, in which, he burned the throat of the balloon!! It was minor damage, but the expression on the pilot's face was priceless! I

was interviewed by channel 7 GMA the national television station of the Philippines ..... the original interview was 20 minutes, but this a link to all they aired ... www.gmanews.tv%2Flargevideo%2Frelated%2 F73 745%2F saksihot -air-balloons-na- iba-ibaang -disenyo- tampok -sa-hot -air- balloonfestival&h=ba955

With all that taken care of, we inflated the balloons, stood on the field for 20 minutes so the media could get there shots, and then we flew off to the Philippine countryside. Off in the distance, you can see Mt. Pinatubo, the volcano that erupted back in the late 80' s ... the crew had many stories to tell about that happening. My passengers this morning was a newspaper reporter name Joey, and Barn my crew chief. Lots of rice paddies, farm fields and small communities of houses. With that, and LOTS of kids .... hundreds of them. Which makes great crew to help pack up!! Four of the special shapes that attended landed in the same field. About 300 kids came to help!!

Saturday morning, I had a special request from the organizer to fly a local couple. It was to be a marriage proposal, as the girl had no idea what was going to happen. It was a little breezy (ok it was freakin' windy) and I was contemplating laying the balloon down. I loaded them in the basket, took off, and to my surprise the wind slowed down once I got about 2 miles from the field. I hinted that the field ahead was going to be where I was going to land, and then the ring came out, and the proposal was made! ! Sunday Morning was even more exciting .. .I was given the privilege of flying with Jonathan Trappe, the cluster balloon pilot that flew the English Channel last year!! He had never flown in a balloon this big, or a special shape. So I gave him a lesson, complete with three landings!! What a great flight we had! We

landed near the river, and again hundreds of kids showed up to help. I was quiet honored to fly with him. Sunday night we were to glow, but mother nature did not cooperate. Some stood up, but it was not to be with the Little Pirate. We packed up, burned off our fuel and headed back to the hangar to purge tanks and Pack equipment.

There were several dinners and lunches held for us, nice pilot packs, and a huge appreciation from the Filipino people. These folks are very polite, and very appreciative we were there. Monday morning we headed back to Manila to catch our flight home. I think this adventure help me in a lot of ways ... to fly that aircraft again, and to go to a event that was important to the area and its economy. I just recently read a book written by June Scobee Rodgers, the widow of commander Dick Scobee that went down in the Challenger shuttle crash ... there is a phrase I will never forget in that book.." Without risk, there is no new knowledge, no discovery, no bold adventure, all which help the human spirit to soar" ..June Scobee Rodgers ...and with that I had no issues getting back in that aircraft ....

2011 AAAA Board of Directors Election CANDIDATE BIOS Running for Special Events Colleen Johnson is a third generation New Mexican, born in Albuquerque, NM. She is a mother of3 beautiful children ages 23, 18, and 7. Her husband Mike is the Vice President of Coppers tate Nut and Bolt Company in Albuquerque. She has her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and teaches Kindergarten for Albuquerque Public Schools. Her interest in ballooning started in late 1970's attending Balloon Fiesta with her grandparents every year. Five years ago she purchased her first balloon "Mary Alice in Wonderland" named after her two deceased grandmothers, Mary and Alice. Colleen recieved her commercial pilot license in July 2010. Her first student was her husband Mike and they now enjoy flying the skies of Albuquerque together. Her passions are teaching children and Ballooning. She found that Ballooning is a great avenue to enjoy both. She enjoys giving her time to charities by dontating balloon rides to raise money for many different organizations.

Running for Ways and Means Mike Gonzales

Running for Community Relations Jennifer Greenwood

Running for Secretary Diana Rutz - I am the Assistant Controller at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa. I have worked at the Hyatt for four years previously was the Assistant Controller at the Hilton of Santa Fe for seven years. 1 am also the proud mother of an 18 year old daughter. I began my love for ballooning on October 9, 2004 when I was invited by my boyfriend to come help crew for Cool Beans. That day I took my first flight in Cool Beans piloted that day by Jeanne G. I was instantly hooked and fell in love with ballooning and the community of Balloonist that I had the pleasure of meeting. I have been crewing for Cool Beans for the last seven years 1 have tried and succeeded in most cases to attend all rallies that Cool Beans participates in during that seven year period. Last summer I started volunteering for Field Services for the International Balloon Fiesta as a way to further my support of the ballooning community. I am an aspiring pilot whose means just currently do not equal my dreams of one day owning my own balloon. I continue to take lessons when Jeanne is in town and flying. As I have no plans to give up on my dreams of becoming a pilot. I think persistence and determination will guide me to succeed with this dream one day. 1 feel being more involved the balloon community itself will give me an outlet for my love of ballooning by being able to help in any manner to keep ballooning thriving in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.

Running for Vice President Peter Cuneo

Kevin Painter -1 have been ballooning since March 2006. Since then I have been to many local and out of state balloon rallies. Crewing commercially for several year has given me a new respect for the sport. A friend introduced me to ballooning not knowing what he was getting into, I fell in love. I just completed ground school which gets me one step closer to my private license. Currently 1 am a student at UNM while working as a undergraduate research assistant in the Geology department. Ballooning is a passion of my son, girl friend and myself and I feel like 1 can contribute to the AAAA organization.

Across the Rio Grande without a Green Card Safety Seminar An interactive scenario based safety seminar. Real life flying scenarios, where you will assist in the planning, plotting, and describing the flight scenarios. Scheduled presenters include J.D. Huss (FAAST), Bruce Jeffcoat (FAAST), David Craft (NWS), Colleen Vals Johnson, and Rolinda Tzamaloukas. This seminar is BFA approved and will qualify for insurance discounts and for the FAA Wings Program. March 26, 2011 starting at 8:00 AM till 5:30 PM. Water, soft drinks, snacks, and lunch is provided at no additional charge. Seminar will be held at: AERCO 523 Rankin Albuquerque,

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Cost is $30.00 per person due prior to the seminar. Crew members are encouraged and welcome to attend!


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Checking Account Balance as of January 5, 2011 Withdrawals Deposits Checking Account Balance as of February 5. 2011

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Suns:!: 7:28pm



Sunns:; 6:47-sm Sun*i: 7:31pm

SurJis:: 6:4esm Suns;t: 7:32pm

















Sunrise:: 8:42am

Sunrise:: 6:41am

Sunri.,!:: 6:39sm

Sunns:: 8:38am

Sunn .â&#x20AC;¢e: ~:37sm




SUl'm;!: 7:37pm


SUMS'::: 6:35am Surmt7:38pm

Sunris=: 6:24am SunEt 7:39pm







Sunris!:: 6:33sm



Sunrise: 6:29sm

Sunrise: t:2&am


SUIlSEt: 7:4-1 pm


Suns::t: 7:42pm















Sunrii;;:: 6:24sm

Sunrise: 6:23a.m

Sunrise: 6:Z1:am



SUnsEt: 7:45pm


Sunset: 7:47pm

SUIlSEt: 7:48pm

Sunset: 7:49pm


AAAA P.O. BOX 90160 ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87199-160





23 {l:2hm 7:44pm

29 8:10sm

Sunrise: 6:2~9m SunsEt



Sunrise: e:1Ssm



Suns;;:!: 7:5Dpm



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2011 March Cloudbouncer  

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

2011 March Cloudbouncer  

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