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Bo[r^ of Dir_]tors PRESIDENT Elisa Trillanes Ph: 505 269 2503 President@Hotairballooning.org

VICE PRESIDENT Peter Cuneo Ph: 505 265 2865 PeterCuneo@msn.com

SECRETARY Diana Rutz Ph: 505 490 2412 Secretary@Hotairballooning.org

TREASURER Lyn Kirkwood Ph: 505 897 1948 lynkirkwood@comcast.net

FLYING EVENTS John Hofer Ph: 505 506 6594 jhhballoon@gmail.com

COMMUNITY RELATIONS Jennifer Greenwood Ph: 505 362 3167 communityrelations@hotairballooning.org

EDUCATION Garry Haruska Ph: 505 830 2225 ltaglh@aol.com

SPECIAL EVENTS Colleen Johnson Ph: 505 417 5605 Johnson_ec@aps.edu

CREW DEVELOPMENT Mike Garcia Ph: 505 659 2473 mike1dwn@msn.com

WAYS & MEANS Mike Gonzales Ph: 505 563 0029 Steampwr6@live.com

Primary photographs By: Pat Chando

Website www.hotairballooning.org Cloudbouncer Editor ~ Pat Chando Editor@hotairballooning.org

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May 16th 2011 6:00pm meeting called to order by Elisa Trillanes Members in attendance: Elisa Trillanes, Peter Cuneo, Diana Rutz, John Hofer, Jennifer Greenwood, Gary Haruska, Colleen Johnson, Mike Garcia, Mike Gonzales Absent: Lyn Kirkwood Guests: None

REPORTS: Secretary: We have two new membership applications, Karen Brown of Rio Rancho and Kerry Hansen who was a student of Beth. John motioned to approve both applications, Mike seconded, motion carried. Treasurer: Absent Vice President: Peter informed the board he will not be in attendance at the May 23, 2011 general meeting Barbra Fricke will be his substitute if need be. Peter is aquiring four gifts for the May guest speakers and he has three door prizes. Peter has spoken with Beth Wright-Smith as she had received a response from the Hilton on Meeting room rental prices. Peter made a motioned to the board for permission to continue contract negotiations with the Hilton for the monthly Club Meeting. Jennifer motioned for Peter to seek the meeting room rental cost reduced to $300.00 or less, Mike Seconded the motion, motion passed. Flying events: John said they had to cancel the flying event due to winds. June 11, 2011 is the next flying event. It will be at Rio Rancho Field. Registration is at 5:30am and Briefing is at 6:00 am. The Flying Events Committee meeting is on May 9th at 6pm at Applebee's on Menaul.

Education: November 12, 2011 is the date for the Instructors Course. Gordon Schwontski will be the speaker for the Fiesta Safety Seminar "Flying your Enviroment" to be held Tuesday, October 4th . Crew Development: The May 15th Tailgate Cookoff is being resceduled to the June 11, 2011 flying event. Ways and Means: Mike is working on updating the roster. Community Relatio ns: Hotline: I have received 3 calls on the hotline. • One was a last minute tether request because the scheduled balloon backed out. Unfortunately, the person only gave 3 days notice so I retrieved the call after the event. I stilled left a message thanking the person for calling and apologizing for not being able to assist them. • The next call was from the United Way asking us to post our non-profit organization on their website directory. I have not done this yet, but if the board thinks it is a good idea, I will go onto the site and post our information • The third call was asking for a donation for the Autism Society on September 24th. I gathered the details and will be announcing this when the event gets closer Donations/Volunteers: We have received several donation requests. Most of them are for the fall months, September through October. I will announce and ask for Volunteers as the events get closer. There are two events coming up that we still need some volunteers for. • Working for Chris 2011 – June 10th balloon glow for youth volunteers • Aerospace Extravaganza – June 25th static display, possible tether at balloon museum Website: Our website has recently changed their hosting packages and billing options. We currently pay $6.99 per month and are billed twice a year. Joel is recommending that we upgrade to the 3 year contract which will cost us $4.99 per month. We will receive one bill for $179.64 vs $251.64 that we pay now. This will also give us some database mailing options. Jennifer is suggesting we pay for this directly from the club account vs having him pay and get reimbursed for it.

Committee Meeting: I am going to try and have a committee meeting sometime this month so I have a better understanding of how the website and Cloudbouncer are being handled. Also, so we can look at areas that need possible changes/improvements. Special Events: Colleen discussed the proposed club picnic. She is planning the picnic for July 23, 2011 at the Elks Refuge Apple Valley. Colleen will set up a committee meeting to request volunteers to help in orginizing the picnic. discussion of camping availabity at the area was mentioned Elisa will iinquire about camping at the Elks refuge refuge.

Allen Cannaday was in attendance to present a request from Top Gun, they are requesting a small donation for the State Championships. In prior years AAAA has donated for propane. A motion was presented by Garry to give a $200.00 for propane only to the Top Gun Committee. The motion was seconded by both John and Mike motion passed. Meeting was adjourned at 7:17pm.

Unfinished business: Discussion was had in regards to e-mail vote taken about moving the date of the June general meeting to June 26, 2011 to accommodate the available dates of our guest speaker. Colleen suggested we allow members to vote on the time 4 or 6:30 for the new date June 26th . We will send out an email blast to all club members informing them of the date change and proposed time change. At the the May meeting all members with membership cards in hand will be able to Vote on this proposed change. New rules for Fiesta field - Peter sent an email to Parks and Recreation department. Peter is requesting information on date when the new regulations will be voted on. Once he has received the information we will inform the club so they will be aware of the vote and attend if they wish. New business: Discussion was had in regards to seminar fees for Club Membership vs. Non-Club members. How we could boost club memeberships by giving a tangable value to their indivual membership. Further information is needed from the other committee's discussion table at this time. Gary has found a way to have Safety Video on the AAAA website that will be free to view, however there will be a fee to take the test to receive the 8 hours credit needed for insurance. This will be an excellent educational tool for out of state pilots as well as locals who can not phyically attend a safety seminar to have access online education. Both insurance companies have said they will accept this type of online course for pilots to receive credit.

Whos Kissing who? Ol d Ti mers Rally in Ros well: Photo by Shelly Cannaday

May 24th 2011 REPORTS: Meeting was called to order by President Elisa Trillanes at 6:35pm

Guest Speaker: “The World Comes to Albuquerque” Kim Vesely, Dick Brown, Tom McConnell and Paul Rhett: editors

Donations/Volunteers: We have received several donation requests. Most of them are for the fall months, September through October. I will announce and ask for Volunteers as the events get closer. There are two events coming up that we still need some volunteers for. • Working for Chris 2011 – June 10th balloon glow for youth volunteers • Aerospace Extravaganza – June 25th static display, possible tether at balloon museum Committee Meeting: I am going to try and have a committee meeting sometime this month so I have a better understanding of how the website and Cloud bouncer are being handled. Also, so we can look at areas that need possible changes/improvements.

Guests: Sean Griffin New Pilots/Ratings: None President- Elisa informed the club of the Date and Time change for the June general meeting. GregGood Grief presented a motion to the club to have the meeting on June 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm. Elisa asked all members who are for this proposed time change to vote by raising their membership cards above them. Vote was taken measure was passed by club vote. Secretary report – none Treasurer’s report – Budget has been finalized Lyn has hard copies for anyone who wishes to review. Budget will be in the June Cloud bouncer Vice President’s report –Absent from General Meeting

Please be aware of a new PZ east of the Coors and La Oreille Launch site. The homeowner has horses and re quest that pilots fly high over her property or not at all. She has been known to call the FAA as well as the Land owne r’s hotline when pilots fly to close.

Community Relations – In June 10, 2011 there will be 300 Young Adults for a Church youth Group that will be cleaning communities in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque. They would like a few volunteers to come to Thank You function to glow and tether between 8-9 pm Contact Jen if you are interested. Community Relations Report Addition- I have two

great volunteer opportunities for you in the month of June. The first one is for a group of young adults that are doing some volunteering of their own. These young adults from local and out of state church youth groups will be joining together the first part of June to volunteer for community work projects around Albuquerque. As a way to thank them for all of their work in keeping Albuquerque beautiful there will be an event at Balloon Fiesta Park on June 10th .

There will be a lot of fun activities, but the organizers are hoping that the they can get some balloonist to come and do a small balloon glow and possible tethered rides (weather permitting of course). The time will be from 8:00pm to 9:00pm. If you are interested in helping to thank these young adults or if you have any questions please contact me and I will get you more details. The second opportunity is on June 25th where you can be part of an “Aerospace Extravaganza”. The New Mexico Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force will be putting on the event. The “Aerospace Extravaganza” will include many events for the Civil Air Patrol membership, adults, cadets (young men and women 12-21 years of age), and parents of cadets from around the state of New Mexico. Activities on Saturday June 25th will include: model rocketry and radio controlled aircraft demonstrations, a presentation of New Mexico’s History in Aerospace, and discussions (open to the public) with 3 renowned aerospace eaders/speakers: Mary Feik (World Renowned Female Pilot), Robert Sandusky (Chief Engineer & Primary Paten Holder on the Northop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23), and Joe Kittinger (Record Holder for Highest Fee-Fall Jump from Space). Of Course this aerospace event would not be complete without including one other important aspect for which New Mexico is famous, ballooning. The New Mexico Civil Air Patrol event organizers would like to ask the AAAA membership to provide a static balloon display and tethered balloon rides (if Possible). This request is for 6-8 balloons to start the event activities on Saturday, June 25th , starting at 8:00am. The event will be at the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum. The organizers are currently working on ways to reimburse participants for propane. If you would like to be part of this wonderful event please contact me or John Green (also a AAAA Member) at nmwgig@yahoo.com. Thank you to our members for considering these two requests – Jennifer Greenwood

Cancelled due to high winds Flying Events – May’s Flying Event was canceled due to high winds. Our next event will be Saturday June 11 at the Rio Rancho field. Pilot registration starts at 05:30. Pilot Briefing starts at 06:00. Please note that Flying Events Committee now meets the Monday before the weekend of the flying event. We will be meeting at the Applebee’s located at 2600 Menaul Blvd. NE. Our meetings start at 6:00PM. Crew Development- The May 15th will be the Tailgate Cook-off is being reschedules to June 11, 2011 flying event.

OUR FIRST @NNU@L @@@@ CREW DEVELOPMENT T@ILG@TE COOKCOOK-OFF will be following the 11th Flying Event. Pre-Registration will begin during pilot registration. We will begin to accept entries at 9am (if flying event is successful) We will accept entries at 7am ( if flying event is Cancelled) ONE ENTRY PER PERSON AND THE RECIPE MUST ACCOMPANY THE ENTRY. There will be one prize per category and one overall grand prize. Bribes WILL NOT be permitted.

The categories are: Appetizers/Snacks, Breakfast/Entree, Dessert and Mixed Drinks (Which may or may not contain alcohol.)

Written nominations must be submitted to the AAAA Board of Directors prior to the last day of August. Send nominations to: AAAA Board of DIrectors; PO Box 90160, Albuquerque, NM 87199-0169

Education - November 12, 2011 is the date for the Instructors Course. Gordon Schwontski will be the speaker for the Fiesta Safety Seminar "Flying your Environment" Ways and Means – Mike is working on updating the roster, is needed volunteers for the ways and means committee. Please contact him if you wish to volunteer you can contact him at waysmeans@hotairballooning.org Special Events – Colleen discussed the proposed club picnic. She is planning the picnic for July 23, 2011 at the Elks Refuge Apple Valley. Colleen will set up a committee meeting to request volunteers to help in organizing the picnic the meeting will be at her house on June 2, 2011. Colleen is encouraging members to participate to promote a stronger community within our club.

Solicitation for nominations for the

Sid Cutter Award The Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association (AAAA) is now taking nominations for the Sid Cutter Award. First awarded in 1975, this Award is presented annually in Sid Cutter's name by the AAAA to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of hot air ballooning. The nominee should be an individual whose extraordinary dedication has benefited the hot air ballooning community as a whole and is someone whose actions and efforts are not otherwise widely or publicly recognized. Recipients of the Sid Cutter Award are automatically awarded an honorary membership in AAAA.

2011 Top Gun State Championship During Memorial weekend Top Gun sponsored the 2011 State Championship hosting 16 pilots. We had a great day of flying on Saturday with Sunday and Monday cancelled due to the weather. In addition to our talented pilots we had scorers that were very appreciated for their dedication all weekend. A big THANK YOU from our Board to Randy LaFever, for reading, and Fiesta for allowing us to use their theodolite "windreader". We also would like to proudly and very loudly give a special thank you to Mike Garcia for being our Event Director for our competition. Thank you also to all our competitors, scorers, directors & sponsors for a great and successful 2011 State Competition. Scorers: Alan Cannaday, Shelly Cannaday, Dave Bagley, Bill Kennedy, Sue Oldenburg, L. Jane Shill, Pam Micker, Douglas Riddle, Margo Ahern, Jim Ahern, Natan Strong, Keith Lutz, Beth Talbert, Dan Talbert Directors: Mike Garcia - Event Director, Mark Trillanes - Safety Officer, Tom Goettsche - Assistant Safety Officer, Dave Tennis - Weather Officer, Russ Pederson Cheif Scoring Officer, Jennifer Greenwood - Chief Measuring Officer 2011 Top Gun State Campionship Pilots and Final Results

1st – Joe Heartsill 2nd – Steve Adams 3rd – Rhett Heartsill 4th – Robert Gon zales 5th – Keith Takach 6th – Dale Wong 7th – Eric Greenwood 8th – Co lleen Johnson Johnson

9th – Micheal Glen 10th – Jason Buckner 11th – Joe Candelaria 12th – Gary Heav in 13th – Blair Kaufman 14th – Daniel Liberti 15th – John Pata 16th – M ichael

BFA – None . FAA –None Fiesta - Don Edward reported that currently there are 560 primary pilots and 81 Secondary pilots registered for this year fiesta. There are 90 special shapes registered this year as well, four of which are first time participants of the AIBF. They are Guarda – Brazil, a shark, basketball and a butterfly. The basket banner prototype was shown to the club, this year the numbering of balloons will change. All banners numbered from 001-350 are the completive pilots. Banner number 001 is reserved for the winner of last year’s fiesta. Numbers 400 and up are the non-competitive pilots.

is to raise $25,000 to support the Balloon Discovery Center. Each year at Balloon Fiesta balloon enthusiasts can get hands-on experience at the Balloon Discovery Center. Located at the north end of Balloon Fiesta Park, the Balloon Discovery Center draws more than 30,000 visitors each year. Interactive exhibits illustrate the principles of lighterthan-air flight, the history of the sport, and safety aspects of ballooning. A hot air balloon exhibit has a basket in which kids of all ages can "burn" the burners and simulate a balloon flight. Another exhibit demonstrates the "Albuquerque Box" effect. The theater area features speakers from all aspects of ballooning, story time, puppet shows, videos about ballooning, and tissue paper balloon classes where you can build your own hot air balloon. Show your support by clicking on the "Donate Items" button to contribute to our catalog. Give a little and get a lot in return. Whether you have 1 item or 100 to contribute, your

Ham Radio Classes The high desert amateur radio club gives classes and exams for ham radio. They will be having a class late June or July and would like to see if any members of AAAA would be interested in taking this class. The charge would be $25 dollars which includes the $15 dollars for the FCC test. If you are interested please call Fred Lete at 261-7464 or E-mail at letefred@aol.com.

BALLOON FIESTA ONLINE AUCTION The 2011 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Online Auction opens for bidding on May 29, 2011 at 2:00 AM EDT Time. We will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items. Our goal this year

participation is an invaluable part of our fundraising efforts. By donating an item or service directly online, you'll be helping to raise money for our organization, and you'll receive a mention on our site that can link back to your own web page. We will be accepting donations throughout the auction. Question, call Deb Tennis @505-259-8159 or


WELCOME TO CREW CHIEF’S CORNER! (Copyright 2010 by Gordon Schwonthkowski) 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. HEALTHY CREW DYNAMICS Chemistry, teamwork, small group dynamics – whatever you call it, how your crew interacts, cooperates, and achieves can trump a world championship, the latest equipment, and decades of experience when it comes to flight safety and ballooning enjoyment. Whether your crew is open source (new faces every time) or task force (familiar faces) matters less than the culture your crew chief creates. Both peak performances and civil wars are created and nurtured from within. This isn’t feelgood pop psychology; it’s essential every pilot and crew chief understands how this works and how to troubleshoot glitches that come up during a flight or season. We’ve all seen it and been there. The Peak Performance Crew is short on hands, faces high winds, smiles and laughs, acts decisively with minimal direction, and somehow launches their balloon perfectly as if there’s no wind at all. The Civil War Crew is 15 eager faces out of sync, yelling at and over each other, in conflict (pouting and meltdowns), and struggles to hot inflate safely in dead calm conditions. The former bonds and achieves with no apparent effort, the latter implodes after super-human efforts. We’d all like our crews to hum like a Swiss watch, but is this really necessary? And what can you really do when your crew lurches erratically like a cold diesel? Yes, healthy crew dynamics are absolutely essential to safety for every crew. The smallest trigger can begin a spiraling cycle of more stress and less safety and fun. A single bored, frustrated, angry, or disenfranchised crew member can distract or derail an entire crew. Distrust, dislike, misunderstanding, and confusion compromise safety via poor communication, judgment, and decision-making. Discord among spouses, family members, friends, and colleagues who crew together can continue long

after a flight and may ruin an entire event, season, or even relationship. Good luck putting a replacement cost on that! There’s no magic bullet or formula to turn a Civil War Crew into a Peak Performance Crew, and sometimes the dynamics just don’t work. In many ways, the crew chief has an impossible task: leading a team (whose cast, number, skill level, motive, and commitment change throughout the flight) to precisely perform complex tasks in a highly dynamic yet unstructured environment quickly and safely, often with little or no planning. When clearly visualizing results is difficult, the quality of the experience more largely determines the nature of your results. Thus, your crew’s software becomes as or even more important than its hardware. Not every Civil War Crew can fully evolve into a Peak Performance Crew, but there are steps which clearly improve your crew’s dynamics. You’ll recognize many of these from your own experience; others will only ring true with time. Some seem trivial, others not even worth mentioning. All, however, can make a drastic impact on the quality of your flight safety and crewing experience. Among the most notable in several categories are: EQUIPMENT ·

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Simplify: streamline everything you do and carry, keep nonessential gear to a minimum, make checklists so nothing’s left behind Keep it clean: pick up after yourself (maintain order, value, and pride) Assign everything a place: make sure everyone knows where things go, then put them there Fix it: replace what doesn’t work NOW whether it’s an inflation technique, fan cage clip, or shoelace - failure can cost many times more than replacement parts Put it back in its place: the next time you need it, you’ll need it NOW with no time to search Ready it for next time: fill it with gas/helium, coil/bag it correctly, strap it down, etc.

CREW · Clarify expectations: both what to expect and what is expected · Consider motives: volunteer crew show up for very different reasons than paid crew · Assign clear roles early: who’s the crew chief, who drives, who fills the cooler, who charges and works the radio, who navigates, etc. · Delegate: ballooning is a team sport, not an individual event · Trust: give every crew member a job and let them do it. How well they perform reflects on you and your training Keep your crew fed and watered: they’ll be more productive, loyal, and agreeable TO BE CONTINUED IN THE JULY ISSUE… Based on the book “Hot Air Balloon Crewing Essentials” available through the author (see the end of the “Welcome” article for more information).

Balloon Museum Events

Blues at the Blueseum Sunday, June 12th, 1-6 p.m. $10 pp; under five free Enjoy an afternoon on the Balloon Museum N. Grounds of blues music, food and drink. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. • • • • •

Alex Maryol Albuquerque Blues Connection Harvey and the Prowlers The Sultans Soul Kitchen

Tickets may be purchased at the Balloon Museum Ticket booth Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the day of the concert, online at www.holdmyticket.com, or at the Box Office - 112 2nd St. SW Albuquerque, NM.

Stories in the Sky! Every Wednesday - 9:30 -10:15 a.m. Free Admission (If you're brining a large group - please let us know in advance by calling 505-768-6020) Discover our weekly hidden gem of free educational fun for little ones.

Special Exhibitions Enjoy these museum special exhibitions: New Centennial Exhibit Celebrating 100 Years of Flight in NM

A Century of High Flying: Science, Space and Sport Opened Sunday, May 22, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Dr. Jonathan Wolf - The Tie-Dyed Artist of the Sky Wednesday, June 1 5-6 p.m. - Music by Seth Hoffman, Cash Bar & Appetizers 6-7 p.m. - Presentation by Jonathan Wolfe $5 admission fee at the door.

"New Mexicans and the world know our state is a prime contributor to the contemporary sport of hot air ballooning," said Marilee Nason, Curator of Collections at the Balloon Museum. "In this exhibition, we also explore many other interesting and important roles lighter-than-air craft have played in the State of New Mexico -- in tourism, top secret projects, stratospheric research, aerospace medicine, and popular culture."

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta launch Sites By: Thomas S McConnell For those old-timers interested in exactly where the six launch sites for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta have been, I have been researching these sites for some time. Using old and more recent Fiesta maps and photos, and some recollections from a few ancient balloonists, I have discovered their exact locations. It helped that the three main arroyos (Bear Canyon, Pino and North Pino) have remained on all the maps, making it easier to find the fields and their boundaries. It also helped when I realized that what is now Paseo del Norte used to be Los Angeles Boulevard, and that part of Jefferson just west of the old Singer plant was called Kircher Road. These four photos tell the story. The two old photos were taken by me from our Zia balloon.

The recent photos were taken by Paul Smith from a helicopter last August. Tom McConnell, Antique Balloonist 5-5-11

JUNE Events 6TH - Flying Committee meeting 9th – Crew Development Committee Meeting, 6pm 11th – Flying Event – Rio Rancho Balloon Park Registration 5:30am Briefing 6:00am 13th – Education Committee Meeting, 6pm 19th

– Top Gun Flying Event

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20th – Board Meeting @ Balloon Fiesta Office, 6pm 28th – Ways & Means Committee Meeting, 5:30pm 26th – General Meeting @ MCM Elegante, 4:00pm

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JULY Events 5TH – Flying Committee meeting 10th – Flying Event – Balloon Fiesta Park Registration 5:30am Briefing 6:00am th 11 – Education Committee Meeting, 6pm 14th – Crew Development Committee Meeting, 6pm 18th – Board Meeting @ Balloon Fiesta Office, 6pm 17th – Top Gun Flying Event, 6:45am 26th – Ways & Means Committee Meeting, 5:30pm 26th – General Meeting @ MCM Elegante, 6:30pm


“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.”

PICTURES BY Tom McConnell & Ray Bair

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CL@SSIFIED @DS 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 WrightSmith 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 www.airborneheat.com and selling Camerons, without overhead costs. In Albuquerque, pilotschool@lobo.net or 505-604-2865

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AAAA Corporate Sponsorship Benefits Platinum Corporate Membership $750 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 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 ½ page ad in electronic Cloudbouncer (February, May, August, November) 20% discount on electronic Cloudbouncer ads or upgrade ad Silver Corporate Membership $175 Name listed on electronic Cloudbouncer cover Name listed on roster cover “banner” ½ 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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2011 June Cloudbouncer  

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

2011 June Cloudbouncer  

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