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AAAA Board of Directors PRESIDENT Caryn Welz Phone: 505 948 1111 President@hotairballooning.org

SECRETARY Sue Oldenburg Phone: Secretary@Hotairballooning.org

VICE PRESIDENT Frank Mezzancello Phone: 505 980 1945 Vice-president@hotairballooning.org

TREASURER Dick Rice Phone: 505 239 0200 Treasurer@hotairballooning.org

FLYING EVENTS Zerek Welz Phone: 505 948 1112 Flying-events@hotairballooning.org

COMMUNITY RELATIONS Jason Burns Phone: Community-relations@hotairballooning.org

EDUCATION Don Boyer Phone: 505 249 7661 Education@hotairballooning.org

SPECIAL EVENTS Charity Blanchard Phone:505 235 4799 Special-events@hotairballooning.org

CREW DEVELOPMENT Tom Kious Phone: 505 453 6606 crew-dev@hotairballooning.org

WAYS & MEANS Rachel Zimmer Phone: Ph: Ways-means@hotairballooning.org

AAAA Official Website: www.hotairballooning.org Cloudbouncer Editor Zerek Welz Editor@hotairballooning.org

Photographs by: Assorted


Please submit your photographs for possible addition to the Coudbouncer Editor@hotairballooning.org Include when and where the photo was taken.

The Cloudbouncer is a monthly publication of the AAAA Education Foundation. PO Box 90160, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87199-0160 The AAAA Education Foundation strives to provide the most valuable forum. Editorials are solely the opinions of the authors and do not express the official view of AAAA. We authorize the reprinting of any content for the free exchange of information within AAAA with credit to the author and AAAA Cloudbouncer as the source. Acceptance of advertising cannot imply endorsement of products or services by AAAA nor the Cloudbouncer Editor, Publisher or Staff Please send articles and photos to www.hotairballooning.org. Deadline for all submissions is the Friday after the General Meeting. Articles, photographs and advertisements received after the deadline will be published in a future issue, if they are still relevant.

AAAA Education Committee’s

Private Pilot Ground School June 1, 2 & 3, 2018 Registration deadline May 27 OR when class fills Before May 6th - $175* AAAA member, $200* non AAAA members Late registration, after May 6th - $225* members and non members Ground schools meet Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday at the AIBF Office, 4401 Alameda Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113. Ground School Registration Form Check one: ___Private ___Commercial ____AAAA member ___ non AAAA member


Name: ___________________________________ Home Phone:_______________________ Email: ___________________________________ Cell Phone:_________________________ Address & Zip __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ Credit Card Type: _________________ Card Number________________________________ security code from card__________ Expiration Date: _______________ Make checks to AAAA Education Foundation. Register by mail (AAAA, 1209 Florida St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110) or on AAAA’s web site www.hotairballooning.org *Registration fees include all books and materials needed for ground school.

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UltraMagic USA Spare Parts Warehouse, located at Bradens Havasu Balloon Hospital FAA CertiďŹ ed Repair Station 38BR485C with a large stock of fabric and balloon parts to supply all UltraMagic balloon owners. Next day air shipping available. Call or email for all your parts needs Ultramagic dealer Morgan Braden at 928-302-9013 morgan@ultramagic-usa.com Allen Braden, Braden Balloons in Albuquerque, New Mexico FAA CertiďŹ ed Repair Station B4LR629J Call or email Allen Braden at 505-306-7548 bradensballoons@hotmail.com

(Sue) – Report given by Elisa - New Member

Applications were reviewed. Motion to approve members was made by Frank and 2nd by Jason. All approved. Please welcome: Brandon Griego of Belen, NM Melanie Kimbull of Albuquerque, NM John and Jennifer Kugler of McCook, NE Roger MacKechnie of Tucson, AZ Karen Martin of Tucson, AZ Committee reports were presented. Following discussion, all reports were approved for the Cloudbouncer.

AAAA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Unfinished Business: Camp Scholarship - Tabled to New Board New Business:

April AAAA Board Minutes Recorded by: Caryn W. Called to Order: 5:33pm Motion made by Richard, and 2nd by Don Members Present: Elisa T., Frank M., Richard R., Tim M., Don B., Larry K., Rachel Z., Tom K., Zerek W., Caryn W., Jason B. Members absent: Secretary (Sue); Special Events (Charity) Review of the Minutes. Motion made by Frank, 2nd by Tim. All approved.


(Frank) – Frank stated that our presenters for the April General Meeting would be: Brad Rice presenting on his trip to the Orient Paul Gabber from the Balloon Museum.

Treasurer (Dick) – Treasurer’s Report is attached. Richard did a quick presentation on how reports are filed to give the Board and and other committee members a better understanding of how to turn in their individual reports.


Budget - Budget will be discussed at the May meeting. Richard will have budget forms out to each Board member by the end of next week, April 27th. Camp Scholarships - Motion was made by Frank and 2nd by Don to cover the entire $450 for the AAAA Balloon Camp Scholarships. All approved. Credit Card Merchant Account - Board will look into costs for different merchant accounts and will report back at the May Board meeting. Further discussion is needed. Bylaws - Board will set up a Bylaw and Operating Manual Review Committee to review and suggest changes. Committee to be created by next Board meeting. Next Meeting: May 14, 2018 at the Balloon Fiesta Office Meeting Adjourned: 7:25pm Motion made by Zerek, 2nd by Tom

once or do you build points by hitting easier targets several times? That's up to you! Best score out of your 2 crew members will be recorded. Each team that participates will get 200 points towards their yearly score for crew of the year. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will get an additional 300, 200, and 100 points added to yearly score. POINTS ACCUMULATED DURING GAME ONLY DETERMINES WINNER. IT WILL NOT BE ADDED TO YEARLY SCORE. There will be no shenanigans to get your baggie to the target. Aim true, aim straight, start stategizing (is that even a word?) and good luck!

Community Relations

Flying Events Flying Event was canceled this month. Look for fun, new exciting stuff from Zerek W. for May.

Crew D Larry stated that since the last flying event was canceled he was passing on his last game to the incoming Board member, Tom. Tom could choose to do the Skee Ball game at the next flying event or create his own. What is Skee Ball Baggie Toss? Well, we've taken the strategy and aim of skee ball and added a ballooning competition twist! Get your crew members with the best aim...and strategy...and be ready for this fun event. Rules are simple. You can choose up to two crew members to compete per balloon. Each competing crew member will be given 5 competition baggies. The objective is to get as many points as possible in your 5 tosses. Just like skee ball, there will be areas worth different values. Do you go for broke and try to hit the most difficult target

Wings for LIFE International Date and Time of Event: Friday April 6th Organization Organizing the Event: Wings for LIFE International; organization whose goal is to strengthen the family, break the cycle of incarceration and addiction and giving the children an opportunity to become good contributing citizens. Desired Participation from Balloonist: Balloon Ride for 2 at earliest convenience for pilot to be used for silent auction Is this for a non-profit organization? Wings for LIFE International is a non-profit organization Will propane be provided or reimbursed for pilot? Upon request, but would greatly appreciate it if donated as well Contact Person’s Name, Phone Number, and Email: Carlos Torres, 405.812.7498 carlos@torresfamily1.com NAMIWalks New Mexico Date and Time of Event: Saturday, May 12th, 2018 from 8:00am to 1:00pm Organization Organizing the Event: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) New Mexico Name, Description and Benefitting Group of the Event: The name of the event is NAMIWalks New Mexico. This is the 15th year that NAMI New Mexico has hosted this event in Albuquerque. NAMIWalks is a fundraising and awareness campaign for mental illness and is part of the largest fundraising event for mental illness in the country. NAMI New Mexico is a 501c3 organization that has been serving Albuquerque since 1984. NAMI’s core mission is to transform the lives of people impacted by mental illness. We do this by providing quarterly education classes and weekly support group meeting for people impacted by behavioral health issues. We also raise awareness of mental illness via multiple presentations to community organizations.

Desired Participation from Balloonist: We are asking for 6 balloons to attend our event and provide static displays or tethered rides to attendees Is this for a non-profit organization? NAMI New Mexico is a 501c3 organization Will propane be provided or reimbursed for pilot? Yes Contact Person’s Name, Phone Number, and Email: David A. Gonzales, 505-260-0154, naminm@aol.com Again we are finalizing the sponsorship ads for the Roster and we would love the support of commercial pilots to help fulfill some community request for the promotional and for profit requests the business card ad is $35 Please include your name and what you like to do, Rides, staticdisplays, tethers, lessons, etc.

Education The Effective Instructing Seminar (You are instructing or you want to, this is for you!) will be Sat. April 21, 2018 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at AIBF offices. We currently have 11 paid students registered. The fee is $35 for AAAA members and $45 for non-members. The Commercial Pilot Ground School is scheduled for April 27-28. We have 18 students registered so far including 11 from NM, 3 from TX, 1 from NV, 1 from NE, and 2 from MO. The tuition is $195 for AAAA members and $220 for non-members. The second Private Pilot Ground School for 2018 is scheduled for June 1-3. We have 19 students registered to date including 10 from NM, 3 from CO, 2 from VA, 1 each from AZ, OR, MI, MO and Vancouver, British Columbia. You can register for all of these educational opportunities online at the AAAA website. Video Recording: We plan to video record the Effective Instructing Seminar. This will be a test of our systems to work out the details. Our plan is to eventually record all our classes and seminars and make them available online. Access to the videos and a fee structure is still being discussed. We have purchased a year subscription to a video editing and presentation software for $299. This expense is in the current budget. It allows for recording with the use of personal IPad devices. We will borrow devices from members for now but may purchase them is the system is successful.

Youth Committee: Planning for the BFA Rio Grande Balloon Camp is going well. The camp will be July 7-12. Cheri White (BFA President) has confirmed that she will be a resident pilot for the camp. The enrollment is maxed out with 20 of the 25 being first time attendees. The waiting list is 7 students deep, but first time campers will bump returning campers. There is room at the Wisconsin camp. Balloon Donation: This should be finalized this week ending April 20, 2018. Richard Rice is handling.

Ways & Means This year’s annual AAAA Pin and Roster are in the works. We will let you know when both of these items become available. Sponsor banners have been printed for this year's sponsors. We will need volunteers to fly the banners at each AAAA Flying event. Each pilot will sign the banner after flying and return it. At the end of the year the sponsors will receive their banner at the AAAA Awards Banquet as a gift. All pilots that fly a banner during the year will be entered into a drawing for an BIG prize at the banquet too! We are working on a fun but secret fundraiser for this summer. The fundraiser will be held around mid summer at Westside and Unser during tailgate. We are looking for some daring individuals who would be willing to participate! Each month we will reveal a little more information. This is not something your going to want to miss!!! Please contact me if your interested. Stay tuned for more info! Looking to join a fun and exciting committee? Look no further than Ways and Means. Our next committee meeting is May 9th at 5:30pm outside at Steel Bender Brewpub. See you there!

Special Events

Hello! The Special Events year (as we on the committee like to call it) has started up and this is the final year I will be the Board Liaison. If you are interested in running for the position next March, please consider becoming a part of the committee now and see how Special Events make the magic happen! Spending a year seeing the

inner workings and learning the ropes would be a huge advantage to whomever runs and wins next March! The first event will be the ice cream social! This will take place at the June Flying Event in Rio Rancho. Special Events will be scooping and serving until the ice cream runs out!!!! The scooping will start as soon as people return from flying … if the event is cancelled due to weather we will be serving dessert at the July Tailgate Cookoff! The AAAA Picnic is scheduled for August 4 at the Elena Gallegos Double Shelter Picnic Area. (This is the same place it was last year.) Steve Mezzancello will be making his final appearance as Grill Master. Times will be announced closer to the event. Upcoming Events: June 9th -- Ice Cream Social August 4th -- AAAA Picnic December 8-9 -- Jingle Bell Feb 8-10, 2019 -- Friends and Lovers


In response to pilot inquiries, AOPA is advising pilots that they will still have access to internet-based services including weather and aeronautical information, flight plan filing, and automated services at no charge at the flight service website. AOPA urges pilots to register for the website and use its services. The FAA also made that recommendation in a March 13 announcement of the discontinuation of DUATS, which was introduced in 1989 and is credited with introducing many pilots to automated flightinformation services.

Between now and May 16, the FAA is working with the two current DUATS II providers, Leidos and CSRA Inc., “conducting pilot outreach, establishing commercial interfaces, and providing user migration assistance,” it said. Leidos and CSRA Inc., have posted banners on their websites alerting pilots to the change, and detailing options available for receiving online weather briefings. Another option available to pilots is the AOPA Flight Planner, which offers a free preflight briefing service through Leidos. FSS website, phone briefings remain available Pilots should note that the flight service website, operated by Leidos, will function as usual after the end of DUATS II, said Rune Duke, AOPA senior director of government affairs for airspace, air traffic, and security. The FAA contract with Leidos extends to the year 2020, during which time the FAA is preparing for its Future Flights Services program—a contract it expects to award in the next year. AOPA has been an active participant with the FAA in crafting the Future Flight Service Program's (FFSP) services and requirements to address the needs of GA. “We think it is important, and the FAA agreed, that having the customer’s voice in the room is critical to this process resulting in a successful Future Flights Services program,” Duke said. “We understand the importance to pilots of being able to call flight service and ask questions and receive flight critical information. This service is critical to safety and we believe it is important the FAA

maintain this service for the foreseeable future,” he added. The critical nature of “unencumbered access to speak to a flight service specialist” for pilots was a point of emphasis in an April 10 letter from AOPA Vice President of Government Affairs Melissa Rudinger to the FAA’s the Future Flight Services Program’s managers. “Many barriers prevent the realization of a fully automated preflight and inflight service, but we propose that working together we can promote the utilization of online selfassisted services and see the migration of many more General Aviation pilots to automated services,” she wrote.

Community Requests GREETINGS! The International School at Mesa Del Sol is requesting any tethered balloon flights to celebrate the kids great school year this event will happen the morning of May 23rd for this local charter school if you are able to help please contact Tim Kious at 214-4028834 or tkious2@gmail.com they are seeking 1-3 balloons. Thank you

---------------------------------------------------I am a member of the AIBF Heritage Committee. Jewel Cutter and I are working on an article for the 2018 Fiesta program and could use some help. We are writing about the Balloon Fiesta Queens. We have some information, but many blanks. Is there a way to ask the AAAA members whether they have information on Balloon Fiesta Queens? We are also interested in the Fiesta Parades. We appreciate any help you can provide. Information can be sent to me at mnason@cabq.gov Regards, Marilee ************************************************** Marilee Schmit Nason, Ph.D., Curator of Collections Anderson – Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

Safety Corner – Barbara Fricke discussed the end of the DUATS service. The evening finished with a final raffle drawing. Next meeting: Tuesday, May, 22nd

General Meeting Highlight of Minutes from Tuesday March 27, 2018 Caryn, our President, welcomed our members and guests that were in attendance. No new certificates or balloons were announced. Brad Rice presented on his adventures flying in Asia. The Board was convened at this time. Members present: President (Elisa); Vice President (Frank); Treasurer (Dick); Crew Development (Tom); Special Events (Charity); Education (Don); Flying Events (Zerek); Community Relations (Jason). Members absent: Secretary (Sue). Vice President (Frank) – The April meeting will be Brad Rice talking about his adventures flying in Asia. If anyone is interested in joining the Program Committee, please contact Frank at vicepresident@hotairballooning.org. Secretary (given by Elisa) – A welcome and Thank You to our new members: Frank Kim of Rio Rancho, Bradford Vinson & son Adam Valdivia from Oregon and David Torres & daughter Shaye of Albuquerque. Treasurer (Dick) – Look for the Pie Charts in the Cloudbouncer and as always if anyone has any questions, please contact Dick at treasurer@hotairballooning.org. Committee reports were presented at this time. The Ways & Means report was read by Elisa Trillanes. Committee reports will be in the Cloudbouncer.

We need your help! Several of our committees are in need of a few more volunteers. If you would like to join our Flying Events, our Ways and Means, our Community Relations or Crew Development please email Caryn Welz at president@hotairballooning.org. We are also looking for someone to manage our online presence. If you are good with technology or willing to learn please email Zerek Welz at flyingevents@hotairballooning.org.

Competition Class sponsored by Top Gun and directed by Bubba Cliver was a success with 31 students participating. Mark You Calendars 2018 Rio Grande Classic Memorial Weekend May 25 - 28th Volunteers are needed and extra crew needed Contact Steve Mezzancello, Will Fitzpatrick, Shelly Cannaday or any board member for more information

Other Ballooning Organizations: Other Ballooning Organizations: BFA (Cheri White) – Youths in ballooning. Bill being passed in House to require medical certificates for LTA pilots. VFRS (Kelli Ballengee) – No updates. Top Gun (Will Fitzpatrick) – Volunteers and Sponors are needed for the Rio Grande Classic, coming up Memorial Day weekend. Registration is open and we are already half way full. There is a limit of 40 balloons, so get in early. Fiesta – No representation Balloon Museum/Foundation (Jill Lane) – Presented on Chic-I-Boom ball, Friday, July 31, 2015. Balloon Explorium (Caryn Welz) – Asking for donations of used laptops.


April Event was cancelled after briefing due to weather. Thank You to all our volunteers for coming out. Thank You Bubba Cliver for being our Event Director.

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and regret of standing by not knowing how to help someone in need. The most common injuries you’ll encounter will be relatively minor if handled properly: blisters, cuts, insect bites, first-degree burns, dehydration, and sunburn. If you don’t know how to administer first aid for an injury or condition, defer to someone who does or get outside help. But knowing how to handle more critical care situations like shock, choking, heart attack, severe bleeding, severe burns, hypothermia, heatstroke, or unconsciousness can save a life. Make sure someone on your crew knows the basics or can follow instructions from medical professionals.

WELCOME TO CREW CHIEF’S CORNER! (Copyright 2010 by Gordon Schwontkowski)


Continued from the March issue… After observing these, some general guidelines will help you look out for other’s safety or provide care: 1. Stay calm: panic creates secondary problems, not the solution to the first one. 2. Do no harm; the person most qualified or skilled should take charge of the situation. 3. Do not move a seriously injured person unless a greater hazard (like fire) exists. 4. Your goals are stopping life-threatening dangers, protecting victims from further harm, and getting help. 5. Check the ABC’s: is the airway open, is the victim breathing, check for circulation. 6. Call for help. Keep a cell phone and/or radio in your truck and basket along with your emergency contact list. Stay on the line with emergency services or 911 unless they tell you to hang up. Always know where you are. As many flights take place over rural areas, you’ll likely be the first responder to an accident with injuries. Treatments given during the “golden hour” after an injury occurs often determine how well recovery proceeds or even if a victim lives. This article and these guidelines won’t replace recognized first aid training – register for that course today! Do this for yourself as much as others; you’ll never know that helpless feeling

The worst-case scenario a crew could encounter would be a power line strike. You face the risk of electrocution even 100’ away from the basket. Your pilot could be unconscious, forcing your crew chief to take command of the scene. Lines could be down, and your basket and tanks could be on fire. Passengers would most likely suffer serious burns and internal injuries/multiple fractures from jumping or falling from the basket. Emergency services could take more than a few minutes to respond. You must make multiple decisions and actions immediately to protect the lives of those onboard and nearby. And it all happens so fast, there’s no time to think – there’s only time for training to kick in. Discuss and rehearse strategies with your pilot and crew! You should also be aware of two legal issues regarding first aid. First, “Good Samaritan” laws prohibit an accident victim from suing a first responder for further injuries if the Samaritan’s actions were reasonable, prudent, in good faith, and after consent is given. Check your state’s laws for what applies to you. Second, showing an injured passenger compassion – no matter how slight their injury – may more effectively defuse a lawsuit than the quality of care you deliver. The perception of indifference or neglect – even after a minor injury – can prompt a passenger to “lawyer up.” Don’t give an injured person any extra reasons to get litigious. Providing care says you care, makes first aid efforts more effective, and tips the legal scales in your favor as well. Face it – YOU will be providing first aid for someone at some point, so learn it and keep those skills sharp. Schedule that training or refresher course right now. Plan ahead to prevent or minimize any injuries around your flights. Doing this not only lets you handle whatever may

arise, it gives you peace of mind which lets you enjoy crewing and the flight even more.

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Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association AAAA Education Foundation Treasurer’s Report March 31, 2018

COMMENTS: The fiscal year ends May 31 and we are doing well Financially. New Officers have been elected and will begin assuming their new responsibilities at the April Board meeting. Have you thought about getting more involved in your club? Now would be a good time to review the committees and volunteer to help out. We will be creating our operating budgets at the May Board meeting to guide us through the next fiscal year beginning June 1.Thanks for letting me serve as your Treasurer and for reelecting me. CASH: Cash on hand at the end of March in the Education Foundation was $57,918, an increase of approximately 2% from the same period last year, and The AAAA Club cash was $19,750, an approximate 12% increase from the same period last year. INCOME STATEMENT: At the end of March we were showing an excess of revenue over disbursements of $10,579 in the Education Foundation compared to $8,632 for the same period last year. Excess disbursements over revenue in the AAAA Club were $1,840 compared to $-3,010 for the same period last year.

Treasurer Report

Closing Comments: You will find in this issue of the CloudBouncer a one page summary of both the Education Foundation and the AAAA Club Statements of Receipts and Disbursements with Budget Comparison along with illustrative Pie Charts, which I hope you will take the time to review. I welcome any questions, comments, or thoughts for improvement. Dick Rice Treasurer Treasurer@hotairballooning.org

AAAA Statement of Receipts & Disbursements with Budget Comparison Ten Months ended 3/31/2018

Annual Budget 6/1/2017- 6/30/2018

Ordinary Income/Expenses Income Other Types of Income Membership Board & Administration Flying Events Programs Total Income

0.00 13,655.00 17.17 866.00 0.00

0.00 17,000.00 20.00 4,300.00 0.00



6,380.38 3,500.00 293.24 0.00 560.86 1,800.00 3,844.11 0.00

8,080.00 4,000.00 800.00 0.00 900.00 1,850.00 5,690.00 0.00






Flying Events Special Events Membership Facilities and Equipment Board and Administration Report Other Types ofTreasurer Expenses - Insurance Programs Community Relations Total Expenses Net Ordinary Income


Flying Events 6%

Other 6%

Membership 94%

Programs 0% Other Types of Income 0%

Board & Administration 0%

Treasurer Report Expenses

Community Relations 0%

Board and Administration 3%

Programs 24% Flying Events 39%

Other Types of Expenses - Insurance 11%

Membership 2% Special Events 21%

Facilities and Equipment 0%

AAAA Education Foundation

Income & Expense Comparison with Budget Ten Months ended

Annual Budget


6/1/2017 - 5/31/2018

Ordinary Income/Expense Income Chase Crew Development Communications Dividends Education Special Events Ways & Means Direct Public Support Other Types of Income Total Income

250.00 655.00 78.74 23,205.00 23,546.00 6,961.31 150.00 0.00

1,350.00 1,400.00 100.00 24,000.00 22,100.00 17,500.00 600.00 100.00



1,051.71 746.24 9,834.50 28,477.57 2,349.66 60.00 0.00 1,747.79

2,200.00 4,000.00 15,500.00 33,550.00 8,450.00 650.00 0.00 2,800.00





Expense Communications Chase Crew Development Education Special Events Ways & Means Board and Miscellaneous Facilities and Equipment Operations

Treasurer Report

Total Expense Net Income

Treasurer Report

Nancy Zink William Fitzpatrick Randy Myklebust Diana Schroen Richard Moors William Mast Andromeda McClenahan Ian Whitling Richard Hueschen Yvette Galaz Charity Blanchard Mark Heideman Tammy Cowen Andrea Babcock Chris Kenworthy John Gruenberg Joyce Bortner Julie Conrad Jewel Cutter Jerry Shreve Joan Coffing Logan Makin Neida Courtney Kurt Van Sant Patty Young Rhonda Zier Anita Ibbotson Kyle Cowen Terri Hoge Will Cutter Cody Robinson Michelle Dimmitt Mike Suarez Elaine Roderick

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2018 May Cloudbouncer  

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

2018 May Cloudbouncer  

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