Bo[r^ of Dir_]tors PRESIDENT Mike Garcia Ph: 505 659 2473 firstname.lastname@example.org
VICE PRESIDENT Peter Cuneo Ph: 505 265 2865 PeterCuneo@msn.com
SECRETARY Diana Rutz Ph: 505 490 2412 Secretary@Hotairballooning.org
TREASURER Dick Rice Ph: 505 239 0200 email@example.com
FLYING EVENTS Keith Lutz
COMMUNITY RELATIONS Jennifer Greenwood Ph: 505 362 3167 firstname.lastname@example.org
EDUCATION Garry Haruska Ph: 505 830 2225 email@example.com
SPECIAL EVENTS Colleen Johnson Ph: 505 417 5605 Johnson_ec@aps.edu
CREW DEVELOPMENT Craig Pendleton
WAYS & MEANS Mike Gonzales Ph: 505 563 0029 Steampwr6@live.com
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the General Meeting to give to Diana if needed.
BOARD MEETING MINUTES Members in Attendance –Elisa Trillianes, Peter Cuneo, Diana Rutz, Mike Garcia, Mike Gonzales ,Jennifer Greenwood, , Dick Rice, John Hofer, Garry Haruska Absent: Colleen Johnson Visitors: Philip Gilson, Shelly Cannaday, Lori Wichhart, Michelle Lutz, Keith Lutz
Secretary report: Diana is frustrated with the database. Even though she has worked hard to ensure the database is up to date the extracts are still not working properly. Also the internal battery on the laptop is critically low; the issues with the loose wires to the screen still have been an issue as well. Board discussed different options for either replacing the laptop or Diana assuming the use of the Education Committee’s laptop. Keith Lutz works at Intel and suggested that he speak with Rick McAlpin who is an access specialist. Rick may be able to lead us in the right direction to fix or replace the current database. Peter will be bringing the Education Computer to
Treasurer’s report – Dick is continually working on the newly created Financial Statements. Dick is working on a report to publish in the monthly cloudbouncer. Vice President’s report – Peter is again resuming his search for meeting space for our monthly meeting. Diana has spoken to the catering department at the Tamaya Resort. Our current contract with the Elegante is up in June. After much discussion Peter will be getting bids from the top choices and present to the club members to get their input before choosing a new location
Education – Crew Development – Crew D is sending a young man or young woman to the BFA junior balloonist camp in Iowa June 17-21 2012 or Michigan July 22-26. You can find a link to on the AAAA web site. Please contract crew development if you have any questions. Aug 18 is our next mini and CPR Nov 18. Community Relations –Jennifer had no issues to report this month.
Ways and Means: the roster is coming along. Last month’s Happy Hour was a lot of fun. Next Tuesday we are having another, April 3rd, Nexus Brewery at 6pm. Ken the owner will be donating 10% of what we order back to Quad A. Last month he rounded up and gave us a check for $50 plus the use of his private room. Pints are $3 and the food is delicious. We will have a raffle. Yearly Pins are on order, and they look great. Flying Events: March’s event was cancelled due to weather. The flying events committee has decided to cancel the R2C2 competition in Rio Rancho as it was not as successful as we had hoped.
There will be no door prizes at the March meeting as we have raffles and silent auction for the ways and means committee. New Business: Shelly Cannaday has requested a donation to Top Gun for the State Competition that is coming up on Memorial weekend. A motion was presented to donate the same amount as last year to top gun. Motion was seconded and passed by board vote All Guest were asked to leave the meeting so the board could have a private executive session.
Special Events – Dick went over the financial statements for the event. Elisa reported for Colleen that more pins are on order.
Old Business: Pins and Patches for the Membership packs are still not done we will look into using a different vendor in the future. Elisa will check with the current vendor as Dick mentioned he had been sent an invoice. New Business: Elisa received another inquiry about Liability insurance for the club. Motion was presented and approved to give Elisa authority to contact both insurance agencies to get quotes.
~~*~~ ANNONAY I'm Nancy Oakes, the French teacher at Rio Rancho HS. I spoke at an AAAA meeting last summer about the Annonay student exchange. I brought up the idea of an exchange of a pilot which had been discussed among my French friends, including André Linocier who brought the EtienneJoséphe balloon to the Fiesta in 2008.
I have received word from my colleague in the high school in Annonay that the ABA pilots (Annonay Berceau de l'AĂŠrostation) would like to know if an AAAA pilot would like to come to their festival during the first weekend of June. They offer room and board most likely in one of their homes. If a pilot could get to Lyon's train station or airport, I'm expect they would arrange to have someone meet him/her there. In many ways this would parallel our student exchange -- and we have an wonderful experience every time. Our student group will leave May 25 so we will also be there. Two American teachers of French available if needed, but I know pilots speak ballooning. Little or no French should not stop someone from taking ABA up on this invitation. Please contact me as soon as possible if there is even a strong temptation. I'll be happy to help with the communications with ABA. In the spirit of exchange, I would think an ABA pilot will want to come to ABQ for Fiesta next fall. The best solution for that would be a homestay with someone in the AAAA community. I'm happy to brainstorm anyone about this project.
Hoping to hear soon from anyone interested, Thanks, Nancy E. Oakes Home: 505-890-3403 School: 505-896-5817 firstname.lastname@example.org
AAAA General Meeting Minutes
March 27, 2012
Guests: Mike Heenan from DesMoines Iowa Ballooning in the Community: Al Lowenstein donated a ride for two people to the National Wounded Warrior . This will be used for a trip airfare and accomidations to Albuquerue International Balloon Fiesta for two. New /New to You Balloons: Craig Pendleton : Spirit in the Sky Aerostar Elisa announced the 2012 Club Awards Slim Rawley Crew Award – Shelly, Allen, Chris & Bryana Cannaday
Bob Ruppenthal Education Award - Linda Bonney Allan Jones Memorial Volenteer of the Year Award - Sam Bradshaw Secretary report: Diana advised the members that some of the Membership cards had to be printed. Colleen and Bryana Cannaday are currently in the back of the room laminating and cutting the cards. Please stop by the back table if you have not received a card to see if they are in the current batch. If not please let Diana know via email or call so that she can print any missing cards. Treasurer’s report – Dick has created pie chart that will be in the cloudbouncer. He is also working on creating a Treasures report for the cloudbouncer as well. Vice President’s report – April’s meeting topic will PZ in the Albuquerque area. The contract with the Elegante is almost up. Peter will be presenting the top choice to the club for a vote. Education – Tom G. updated the members on the upcoming seminars. April 27-29, 2012 Commercial Ground School this seminar will also be open as refresher safety seminar in four hour blocks. You can choose the blocks that
best fit your needs will act as a refresher of the private ground school. Crew Development – Crew D is sending a young man or young woman to the BFA junior balloonist camp in Iowa June 17-21 2012 or Michigan July 22-26. You can find a link to on the AAAA web site. Please contract crew development if you have any questions. Aug 18 is our next mini and CPR Nov 18.
The next committee meeting will be at Applebee’s on Menaul the meeting starts at 6:00 pm The AAAA Balloon Flight Operations Manual revisions are almost complete. John would like to thank the following people for who contributed to this effort. Paul Smith , Ray Bair, Sam Bradshaw, Keith Lutz, Tom Fisher, Lichele Peete.
Community Relations –Jennifer had no issues to report this month. Ways and Means: the roster is coming along. Last month’s Happy Hour was a lot of fun. Next Tuesday we are having another, April 3rd, Nexus Brewery at 6pm. Ken the owner will be donating 10% of what we order back to Quad A. Last month he rounded up and gave us a check for $50 plus the use of his private room. Pints are $3 and the food is delicious. We will have a raffle. Yearly Pins are on order, and they look great. Flying Events: March’s event was cancelled due to weather. The flying events committee has decided to cancel the R2C2 competition in Rio Rancho. The next flying event will be April 14, 2012 at the Rio Rancho Field. Pilot registration will start at 6:15 Pilot Briefing will be at 06:45.
I am still looking for a volunteer to do a presentation for about 28-40 children at Horizon Academy West. The school is located behind the WalMart on Coors and I-40. The time would be between 9am and 11am. Of course you would not need to
stand the balloon up for two hours, but they would like you to do a stand up as part of your presentation. They have the following dates as possibilities…April 6 th & 27 th . May 4 th , 11 th & 18 th . Remember the donation of your time mileage etc. is tax deductible. If you are interested in volunteering please contact me. Thank you.
Jennifer Greenwood 505-362-3167 email@example.com
Crew D is looking to send a teenager to the BFA's balloon camp. If you or you know of someone who might be interested in going please vist the AAAA website www.hotairballooning.org or find a coummity member for more information. March's mini seminar will be held back on the field after flying or if flying is cancelled we will hold out right after briefing. Greg Garcia will teach us the in and out of a Fire Fly. More information Below * Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association Crew Development Scholarship 2012 BFA Balloon Camp Eligibility: Students applying must be a Member, Family Member or Junior Member of AAAA and 13 to 18 years of age (by May 1st). Parent or Guardian must sign release acknowledging application for Scholarship. Selection Criteria: Academic Record: Applicatant should have at least a 3.0 GPA (based on 4.0 scale). Official Transcript, GPA must be included on the transcript. Resume of Extracurricular Activities: school, church, community, employment, athletics, leadership, honors.
Student Essay: Submit essay on 8 ½ by 11 white paper, double spaced. Essay should be 400 – 500 words. Do not use your name or school name IN the essay. TOPIC: Why I want to attend BFA Jr. Balloonist Camp, and why I would be a good ambassador for AAAA.
Two letters of Recommendation: One needs to be from a teacher. Others can be from an employer, coach, counselor or other adult who knows you well, preferably on letterhead. Letters may not be from a family member, unless you were their employee and they were your supervisor or they were your home schooled teacher. Submit all paperwork no later than April 30, 2012 to: AAAA Crew Development BFA Camp Scholarship Committee PO Box Albuquerque, NM Children of AAAA Crew Development Scholarship Selection Committee members are not eligible. All applications and supporting documents become property of AAAA and will not be returned.
-Thank you to everyone for donations items to the raffle. Looks like we raised over $1200! -Last months Happy Hour was a lot of fun. Tuesday we are having another, April 3rd, Nexus Brewery at 6pm. Nexus will be donating 10% of our bill back to Quad A. Last month we got a check for $50 plus the use of the private room. The patio will be open this month for extra space. Pint are $3 and the food is
delicious. Just in case your not raffled out, we will have a fun raffle at 7:30. -We are currently working with a new pin company. Everyone knows them as "PINZ". The owner's name is Gary Anderson. He made the Friends & Lovers pin. Gary has offered to give the club a $25 credit toward the purchase of next years pins for every new customer ordering pins or patches who is a Quad A member . If you order pins through him please tell him you are a Quad A member. He has great prices, he's extremely flexible and very reliable. You can find him online at pinz.tomskot.com You can also call him tollfree at 1-877-246-1705. His email is Pinz711@aol.com. Let's support those who support us! -We have a small amount of Friends & Lovers Pins for those who didn't get them before they ran out during the rally. They will be sold at the happy Hour and the next general meeting. Get them while supplies last!
Tuesday, April 3rd we will be having our second AAAA Happy Hour. This event is open to AAAA members and their guests. Join us Tuesday April 3rd, 6pm at Nexus Brewery for $3 pints of some amazing micro brews and delicious food. Nexus Brewery will give the club 10% back on everything we spend during the event. There will be raffle prizes awarded at 7:30! R emember you don't have to be a Quad A member to attend, so bring your entire crew! ! See You All There!
Thanks again Mike Gonzales
good stewards of the Assets in their possession. I’m not sure how much space I have here so I will cut it off with the request that you let me know if there is some financial information you’d like to see here and I’ll add it. With your consent and the Editors patience I will try to let you know how we’re doing in each issue of the Cloud Bouncer. Dick Rice Treasurer Treasurer@hotairballooning.org
Treasurers Report Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association AAAA Education Foundation Treasurer’s Report February, 29, 2012
As I promised I have attached what I will call a shortened Income Statement compared to Budget along with some very sexy Pie Charts to help you understand how we’re doing. Let me know whether you like it, or if you’d like to something different. After operating for nine months our Education Foundation cash $43,427.13 is $108.56 less than it was May 31, 2011, the end of our fiscal year and The Club cash $22,523.96 has increased $2,732.21 during the same period. I believe you can rest assured that your Officers and Board of Directors have been
Top Gun had their March flying event on Sunday, March 25th. We had 11 pilots flying the competition with our newest pilot member, Debby Young. WELCOME. Mike Garcia was our Event Director calling 3 tasks that became the challenge with the NM changing winds. Thank you Mike.
A special thank you to our scorers, without you we couldn't have an event. Dave Bagley, Jane Schill, Shelly Cannaday, Bryana Cannaday, Douglas Riddle, Ben Palmer, Johnny Anthony, Bill Kennedy and Christopher Cannaday.
Thank you to John Paul Mares, flying Enchanted Diamonds, for being the hare for our competition. Top Gun's April flying event will be April 22, 2012. Pilot registration at 5:45am and Pilot Briefing at 6:15am. Meeting at AIBF offices.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS 2012 Top Gun State Championships May 26 - 28, 2012
Double Eagle AWOS Since the Double Eagle weather isnâ€™t available by phone once the tower opens, I called them to see if it was possible to have it available both by aircraft radio and by phone after 6 am. The tower personnel told me the system is incompatible with having them both on, but if balloonists wanted to get weather by phone, they could call the tower at 3525595 and get a real- time weather update from them on current conditions at the airport.
CREW D REMINDER AAAA members please don't forget to share to kids that you know that are the age groups of 13-18, for the Junior BFA Balloon Camp. We are sponsoring some lucky young person to go to either IOWA or MICHIGAN! Deadline is April 15th for all essays, please see the AAAA website. Check out the mini-seminars that are planned in the future and Craig has some great ideas for AAAA crew development. Next mini-seminar is at May's fling event
HERE ARE YOUR NEW OFFICERS FOR THE 2012-2014 TERM
CREW DEVELOPMENT: CRAIG PENDLETON TREASURER: DICK RICE PRESIDENT: MIKE GARCIA FLYING EVENTS: KEITH LUTZ EDUCATION: GARRY HARUSKA
APRIL Events 9th – Flying Committee Meeting & Education Committee Meeting 10th – Ways & Means Committee Meeting, 5:30pm 11th – Crew
Development Committee Meeting, 6pm
14th – Flying Event ~ Rio Rancho 6:15am Registration ~ 6:45am Briefing
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16th – Board Meeting at the Cooperage at 6:00 pm 22nd – TOP GUN flying event ~ Registration 5:45am Briefing 6:15am 24th- General Meeting @ MCM Elegante 6:30pm 27, 28, 29th – Commercial Pilot Ground School
Classified Advertisements $2 per 50-characterline; prepaid only All prepaid advertisements
MAY Events 7TH – Flying Committee meeting
8th – Ways & Means Committee Meeting, 5:30pm 9th – Crew Development Committee Meeting, 6pm 13th – Flying Event – Balloon Fiesta Park Registration 6:45 am th 14 – Education Committee Meeting, 6pm 14th – Board Meeting @ Balloon Fiesta Office, 6pm 26/27/28th – Top Gun State Championships 22th – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org An invoice will then be emailed as well as payment instructions.”
Albuquerque Prohibited Zones with Beth Wright Smith
2012 Chicken Fried Steak Festival Crossroads Balloon Rally Lamesa, Texas April 28th and 29th, 2012 Lamesa Crossroads Balloon Rally C/O Terri Stahl th 5425 9 StreetLubbock, Texas 79416
PRESCOTT VALLEY DAYS BALLOON FESTIVAL JUNE 16-17, 2012 Questions? Call me at 480--‐710--‐8830 or email email@example.com. Thanks, and see you in Prescott Valley! Kim Rosenlof Balloonmeister
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 Wright-Smith at Airborne Heat. 505-604-2865 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org. FAA approved Part 141 school; flexible schedules. Now awarded the contract to instruct FAA personnel. Also see www.airborneheat.com.
We are pleased to invite you to the 36th annual Colorado Balloon Classic on September 1, 2, 3, 2012! Colorado Balloon Classic Attention: Pilot Registration 328 Bonfoy Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 Phone: 719-471-4833 Fax: 719-471-7303 Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Numbers AAAA Roster General Emergency
Power Line Contact
ABQ International Airport Control Tower
ABQ International Airport
846-1478 846-7913 846-7926
Sandia National Lab
Petroglyph Park & Open Space
Double Eagle Tower
352-5595 352-5596 352-5597
Double Eagle Automated Weather
Search and Rescue
Albuquerque Fire and Rescue
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 AAAA Ballooning Information
25th Annual Old Timers Balloon Rally ROSWELL NEW MEXICO
MAY 4, 5, 6TH
Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association Education Foundation and Crew Development Committee are sponsoring a full scholarship to one of two 2012 Balloon Federation of America (BFA) Junior Balloonist Summer Camps. The University of Dubuque, Iowa will host camp June 1721, 2012 and Albion College, Michigan hosting July 22-26. BFA Junior Balloonist summer camps are based at a college campus and will be chaperoned by experienced pilots and crew. Activities are planned for all skill levels and interests. No need to worry if you do not have experience handling balloons, tethers are scheduled throughout the camp (weather permitting) under the leadership of licensed balloon pilots to provide hand-on, practical ballooning experience. As part of the event, visitations to balloon and aviation related sites are scheduled, as well as plenty of activities and learning opportunities. Past year’s topic presentations, demonstrations and discussion have included: Power line safety Weather Pilot training
Crew safety Balloon Systems Basic First Aid
Mapping & GPA Career Exploration FAR/AIM
This is the ultimate experience for those 13 to 18 who want to learn more about hot air balloons, crew for hot air balloons or hold a student or private pilot certificate. Campers also explore math, science, and technology careers throughout the week in a number of hands on settings. Attire for the week will be ballooning friendly! Scholarship Recipient will be responsible for transportation to and from camp. Shuttle service to and from the Iowa Camp is available from Dubuque Regional Airport (DBQ) or for the Michigan camp from Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). Camp information is available at www.BFACamp.com. Scholarship Selection Criteria: Academic Record: Applicant should have at least a 3.0 GPA (based on 4.0 scale). Official Transcript, GPA must be included on the transcript. Resume of Extracurricular Activities: school, church, community, employment, athletics, leadership, honors. Student Essay: Submit essay on 8 ½ by 11 white paper, double spaced. Essay should be 400-500 words. Do not use your name or school name IN the essay. TOPIC: “Why I want to attend BFA Jr. Balloonist Camp, and why I would be a good ambassador for AAAA”. Three Letters of Recommendation: One needs to be from a teacher, one can be from an employer, coach, counselor or other adult who knows you well, preferably on letterhead. Letters may not be from a family member, unless you were their employee and they were your supervisor or they were you home school teacher.
Completed Camp Registration Form: Available from www.BFACamp.com. Completed and signed Camp Registration Form with without the deposit. Please review and be prepared to complete the Health History Form if selected for Scholarship. All paperwork is to be submitted NO LATER THAN APRIL 30, 2012 to: AAAA Crew Development BFA Camp Scholarship Committee PO Box 90160 Albuquerque, NM 87199-0160 Children of AAAA Crew Development SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE members are not eligible. All applications and supporting documentation becomes the property of AAAA and will not be returned. If you are interested in applying for the camp scholarship please contact Debbie Tennis @ 505259-8159 email@example.com or Craig Pendleton @ 505-293-5678. Details are available at the AAAA web site www.hotairballooning.org, under Crew Development.
A big thank you to Nexus Brewery for hosting our first 2 Happy Hours! They have been a wonderful supporter to Quad-A! -This Months Happy Hour will take place Tuesday, May 1st 6pm @ The Albuquerque Press ClubAll AAAA members and their guests are welcome. Food and full bar available. Raffle prizes awarded at 7:30!
Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association Happy Hour! Tuesday, May 1st 6pm @ The Albuquerque Press Club All AAAA Members and their Guests are Welcome. Food and full bar available. Raffle prizes awarded at 7:30! Jonathan Wright, AAAA member & GM of the Albuquerque Press Club, has generously offered to host AAAA members and their guests at this Albuquerque landmark private club. Huge selection of beer, wine and spirits and grilling on the back patio. Donations for food are appreciated and any ‘profit’ from the grill will be donated back to AAAA.
Albuquerque Press Club 201 Highland Park Circle SE. Albuquerque, NM 87102 (505)243-8476
Bring a side dish if you’d like but please… NO outside drinks allowed.
Learn more about Albuquerque Press Club:
Play darts, pool, foosball and enjoy the city view.
Located behind the Hotel Parq Central.
Raffle prizes will be donated by the Albuquerque Press Club. BONUS! Your AAAA Membership Card also entitles you to Albuquerque Press Club Membership at half-off the annual social member rate for anyone that wishes to join.
TOP GUN, INC. PRESENTS THE 30th ANNUAL NEW MEXICO STATE HOT AIR BALLOON CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 26 – 28, 2012
OFFICIAL PILOT APPLICATION REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 11, 2012* PILOT NAME: ________________________________________________________________________________ FIRST
ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________________________________ CITY: __________________________________ STATE: ________________ ZIP CODE: _________________ TELEPHONE # ‘S: ___________________
E - MAIL ADDRESS: __________________________
2012 BFA COMPETITION #
PILOT CERTIFICATE #: _______________________
TYPE OF LICENSE: __________________________
BALLOON MAKE: _____________________ SIZE: _________ REGISTRATION # N-_____________________ BALLOON NAME: __________________________ INSURANCE CARRIER: ____________________________ CORPORATE OR BANNERED BALLOONS $300 SPONSORSHIP FEE. CONTACT:
Shelly Cannaday (secretary) – 505-934-0014 – firstname.lastname@example.org or Mark Trillanes (president) – 505-269-2426 – email@example.com
FOR MORE DETAILS. SHIRT SIZE: ___ XX-LARGE ___ X-LARGE ___ LARGE ___ MEDIUM ___ SMALL ROOM PREFERENCE ( OUT OF TOWN PILOTS > 100 MILES ) : _____ SMOKING _____ NON-SMOKING MAIL ENTRY FEES, COMPLETED APPLICATION, ENTRY WAIVER, & $100 NON-REFUNDABLE ENTRY FEE, PLEASE INCLUDE A PICTURE OR A BALLOON CARD OF YOUR BALLOON TO: TOP GUN, INC. P O BOX 90236 ALBUQUERQUE, NM, 87199-0236
* LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR COMPETITION BUT WILL NOT RECEIVE ROOMS OR OTHER EVENT BENEFITS
TOP GUN, INC. PRESENTS THE 30th ANNUAL NEW MEXICO STATE HOT AIR BALLOON CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 26 â€“ 28, 2012
ENTRY AGREEMENT AND WAIVER In consideration for being allowed to participate in the NM State Hot Air Balloon Championships, I hereby agree to the terms and conditions set forth in the following paragraphs. It is my understanding that this is a BFA event and that my participation is solely at the discretion of BFA & Top Gun. BFA competition rules, as outlined in 2011 BFA rule book, or if the 2012 rule book is available. The most current BFA rule book will apply. I will not carry any paying passengers and/or sell any rides during the event. Registered pilots, (greater than 100 miles), will be provided one motel room for Friday night 05/25/12 through Sunday 05/27/12 Pilots will be responsible for all room incidentals (such as movies, phone calls, etc.). Propane will be provided for all registered balloons, if sponsorships allow. I hereby agree to have in full force, during the NM State Hot Air Balloon Championships, a balloon insurance policy in the minimum amount of $500,000.00 bodily injury, $100,000.00 minimum property damage and $100,000.00 minimum passenger liability for each and every passenger with a zero dollar deductible. I will also have automobile insurance in place, per NM State law, for all chase vehicles. I will have at least one chase vehicle per registered balloon. I hereby declare that I am participating in the NM State Hot Air Balloon Championships of my own free will. I agree that that the organizers and sponsors of the NM State Hot Air Balloon Championships are providing me with the facilities and means for my participation in this event only and in no way do they supersede the responsibility of the pilot in command, as shown in the FARs or otherwise. Thus, I release the NM State Hot Air Balloon Championships, BFA, Top Gun, the City of Albuquerque, all sponsors, organizers and volunteers of the NM State Hot Air Balloon Championships from liability for their actions and inactions associated with this event. I understand that the non-refundable entry fee is $100. PILOT: _____________________________________
BALLOON OWNER: ________________________ (if different)
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