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VOLUME 205 ISSUE 10

OCTOBER 2018

CL O U D B OUNC ER A M o n t h l y P u b l i ca tio n o f t h e A lbu qu erqu e A ero st at As cen s i o n A sso ciat io n & Edu cat io n

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Board of Directors

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Meeting Minutes

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Upcoming Events

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Safety Corner

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Community Requests

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General Meeting Minutes

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President's Report

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Crew Chief's Corner

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Treasurer's Report

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Member Birthdays

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Sunrise/Sunset Report

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Member Application

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Photos from the Community

COVER Bennie Bos Balloon Fiesta 2018

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AAAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Caryn Welz ph: 505.948.1111 e: president@hotairballooning.com

VICE PRESIDENT Frank Mezzancello ph: 505.980.1945 e: vice-president@hotairballooning.org

SECRETARY Sue Oldenburg ph: N/A e: secretary@Hotairballooning.org

TREASURER Dick Rice ph:: 505.239.0200 e: treasurer@hotairballooning.org

FLYING EVENTS Zerek Welz ph: 505.948.1112 e: flying-events@hotairballooning.org

COMMUNITY RELATIONS Jason Burns ph: N/A e: community-relations@hotairballooning.org

EDUCATION Don Boyer ph: 505.249.7661 e: education@hotairballooning.org

SPECIAL EVENTS Charity Blanchard ph: 505.235.4799 e: pecial-events@hotairballooning.org

CREW DEVELOPMENT Tom Kious ph: 214.402.8834 e: crew-dev@hotairballooning.org

WAYS & MEANS Rachel Zimmer ph: 505.250.7039 e: ways-means@hotairballooning.org

Official Website: hotairballooning.com Cloudbouncer Editor: Zerek Welz editor@hotairballooning.com

Call for Submission: Send us your photographs for possible addition to the Cloudbouncer 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. 4

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BOARD MEETING MINUTES AAAA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes October 22, 2018 AAAA Board Minutes Recorded by: Sue O. CALLED TO ORDER: 5:30pm by Caryn W. Members Present: President (Caryn); Vice President (Frank); Treasurer (Dick); Secretary (Sue); Education (Don); Special Events (Charity); Ways & Means (Rachel); Flying Events (Zerek); Crew Development (Tom). Members absent: Community Relations (Jason). A review of the minutes from the September 17, 2018 Board meeting was made. Dick moved to accept as written, Charity seconded. Motion carried, minutes were approved as written.

Old Business: New Field Location – AAAA and Puesta Del Sol Elementary School are working with the City of Rio Rancho in acquiring the three lots to the west of the school. Discussion will continue. Updated Membership Form – Due to the FAA considering the monthly AAAA Flying Event as a Rally, and to fulfill the terms of our waiver, there will be a section added for pilots who wish to fly under our waiver at the monthly events requesting the information required by the FAA. Committee reports were presented at this time.

The Agenda of the evening was approved and run in reverse order due to prior commitments by members.

Cloudbouncer & Website (Zerek) – AAAA now owns the design of the Cloudbouncer. Charity will assist Zerek in the publishing starting with the next edition.

New Business:

All committee reports will be available in the Cloudbouncer.

Fiesta Recap and Recommendations – Frank gave a brief history of how AAAA started the AAAA tent over thirty years ago and the start of the buttons. Over the last several years AAAA has had limited involvement with the now known as Pilot/Crew tent (Sid Cutter Pavilion), and control of the number of buttons available to AAAA has been under Fiesta jurisdiction. Following discussions, a recommendation was made that buttons, if we receive any, will be distributed by a Ways & Means member and or a Board member. Discussion will continue at a later date. On Line Membership Application – Will be coming soon. Format will cover the same as the Education Foundation’s Safety Seminar or Ground School format with either PayPal or Credit card payments available. Application will still be able to be mailed with a check payment if desired. Roster – Due to increasing cost, charging for a paper copy of the Roster was discussed. This will be revisited after review of the By-Laws and Operating Rules.

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Secretary (Sue) – There were 15 Mid-year memberships received during Fiesta registration and during Fiesta. About half of those were renewals the balance being new. Also, three 2019 renewals were received. Treasurer (Dick) – The September 30th financials are completed. Pie Charts will be in the Cloudbouncer. Vice President (Frank) – October presenters will be campers from the BFA Balloon Camp held this past July. November will feature AIBF will the final Fiesta stats. President (Caryn) – AAAA is currently seeking an elections committee chairperson. Suggestions or recommendations, please forward to Caryn at president@hotairballooning.org. At 7:11 PM Dick made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Frank. Meeting adjourned.


Flying Events By: Zerek Welz Flying events did not have an event this month. See everyone next month for our monthly flying event on November 10 at Balloon Fiesta Park.

Crew Development By: Tom Kious No recent activity for Crew D due to Fiesta. We are planning some games for our upcoming flying events. If there are some educational topics for crew members you would like to see discussed, please send suggestions to crewdev@hotairballooning.org

Education By: Don Boyer 2018 Fiesta Safety Seminar The AAAA/Fiesta Safety Seminar was a success with about 230 in attendance. The evaluation forms are still being transcribed but the overall score is 4.72 out of 5. The video recording of the seminar will be posted later this week on our YouTube channel at: http://bit.ly/ AAAAvideo . There will be a playlist link there to the seminar videos ‌ and remember to subscribe when you are there, so you will get future notifications of new video postings. We would like to thank the Balloon Fiesta for providing the use of the Sid Cutter Pilots’ Pavilion for the event. And thanks to all the speakers, volunteers and committee members who helped. Youth Committee: The Youth Committee will be meeting on Nov 7th at the museum. We'll be discussing other things the committee can start working on to encourage youth AAAA Flying Event Location Maps participation, in addition to camp. Anyone interested in participating in the committee, especially those under Fiesta Field: 30, should contact Kelli Ballengee. She is in the roster. From I-25 turn west onto Alameda Blvd (NM 528)

Road Scholar: Turn north onto We gave ballooning presentations to six Road Scholar travel groups during Fiesta. All San the presentations went Mateo from Alameda well and were well received. Thanks to Tom Fisher, Dick Rice, Kelli Ballengee, Sam Bradshaw and Don Boyer for Turn west onto Balloon missing afternoon naps to talk to these visitors. All proceeds from Road Scholars goes Fiesta Parkway NE.to the AAAA Education Foundation. This road dead ends into the park!!

Have a Safe Flight!!!

2019 Ground Schools: Rio Rancho Balloon Park: Registration is online now for the 2019 Private and Commercial Ground Schools. Please go to the AAAA From NM 528 turn west onto Northern Blvd

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Turn North onto Broadmoor Blvd NE Turn west onto Skipton Ct.

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website for details. You can also register at the back of the room at the General Meetings. To date we have 8 students registered for the private school in February and 3 for the commercial school in April. These classes have filled quickly so don’t wait too long to register.

Ways & Means By: Rachel Zimmer During Balloon Fiesta 2018 we sold $738 of AAAA merchandise at your table in the Sid Cutter Pilot Pavilion!! Get them before they are gone!!! Only a limited supply of the Fly Safe Shirts are left.We also ordered extras and they will be available starting at $25 each. We have a limited amount of printed 2018 Rosters available. They are available on a first come first serve basis. The Roster is also available for online viewing and download on the AAAA website. This year’s annual AAAA Fly Safe Pins are HERE!!! They feature our 2018 theme Fly Safe. They are $5 and you can find them at the next AAAA monthly meeting. Special thank you to all the pilots who fly the sponsor banners at the flying events. Please don't forget to return the banners to me! We will continue to 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. Flying a banner does not mean you're flying a sponsor, just the banner :-) Happy Hour will be at Quarter Celtic, located at the North-east corner of the San Mateo Blvd and Lomas Blvd intersection.Tuesday, October 30th at 6:00pm. Looking to join a fun and exciting committee? Look no further than Ways and Means. Please let me know if you interested in attending our next meeting

Special Events By: Charity Blanchard Plans are in full swing for Jingle Bell and Friends and Lovers! Jingle Bell: We have been approached by Action Academy to host a Christmas Craft fair for some of their students. Action Academy is an entrepreneurial based school and the students form and run small businesses during their time there. The craft fair will be Sunday, December 9 from 8AM to 11AM. We will be asking 2 people to help us judge the booths on criteria given to us by the Action Academy. There will be a small awards ceremony following the fair to award the winning students. Once again we will be doing a toy drive for a local non profit. We have not received any nominations for deserving organizations -- please have these emailed to Charity (special-events@hotairballooning.org) by November 2. All nominations must include a contact name, email and/or number and the reason this is a deserving organization. The cooking contest this year will be a gingerbread house contest. The contest theme will be announced at the November AAAA General Meeting and published in the Cloudbouncer. Please see rules at the end of this report. Friends and Lovers: Pilot Registration and Crew of the Year nominations will open December 1. We are starting to look for sponsors 8

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and donation for this event so please let the committee know if you know anyone who might like to be a sponsor or if you have something to donate for a raffle/ silent auction/prize item!!! Jingle Bell: December 8-9 Friends and Lovers: February 8-10, 2019 Jingle Bell Gingerbread House Rules: Date Time Frame* participate. table Photo: Kat Pattyn

December 8, 2018 (Saturday) 6:45 am to 11:00 am 6:45 am to 9:45 am: Let Event Staff know of intention to 9:45 am: Crews assigned a table, and may bring materials to 10:00 am: Official starting time 11:00 am: Official quitting time

RULES Use the Theme, To-Be-Announced (TBA), to assemble and decorate a Gingerbread Structure with crew participation. All components must be edible. Includes icing, pastes, decorations, etc. Main structural components must be gingerbread. Gingerbread should be cut-out and baked prior to event day. Structure should be assembled on a tray or plate or suitable surface. A table will be provided for crew for decorations, away from tailgate tables. Judging will take place between 11:00 and 11:30 am Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd on same day as event. Crew does not have to be present to accept prize. Prizes are provided by AAAA. Judging will be based on the following: Use of theme Presentation Crew participation * In Case of Flight cancellations: The time frame will be moved up and announced at pilot briefing.

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UPCOMING EVENTS Monthly Flying Event

Jingle Bell (Non) Rally

When: November 10, 2018 Pilot Registration: 6:00 - 6:30am Pilot Briefing: 6:30am Where: North Gate, Balloon Fiesta Park Hosted by: Flying Events

December 8-9, 2018 Pilot Registration: 6:15 - 6:45am Where: Sid Cutter Pavilion, Balloon Fiesta Park Hosted by: Special Events Brief Description: A Christmas-Themed event with a gingerbread house contest and a toy drive

Top Gun Flying Event When: November 17-18, 2018 Pilot Registration Start: 6:00am Where: North Gate, Balloon Fiesta Park Hosted by: Top Gun

AAAA Board Meeting When: November 19, 2018 5:30 - 7:30pm Where: Balloon Fiesta Offices

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Friends and Lovers Rally Feb 8-10, 2019 Pilot Registration (Both Days): 6:15 - 6:45am Where: Sid Cutter Pavilion, Balloon Fiesta Park Hosted by: Special Events Brief Description: A Valentine-Themed event with crew games, a cooking contest and tether rides for the public

When: November 27, 2018 6:00pm Where: Balloon Fiesta Museum

AAAA Happy Hour When: December 04, 2018 6:00pm Where: TBD

Photo: Eric Hodges, Albuquerque Aloft

A Gift for Our AAAA Friends! A Snapshot of Ballooning History! Here’s our special deal for AAAA Members ONLY!* Stop by the

Anderson - Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Shoppe and receive your FREE Vintage Poster with a shop purchase of $20 or more! * While supplies last. One poster per AAAA membership only. Please have your AAAA Card with you.

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SAFETY CORNER Balloon Camp Campers who attended the 2018 BFA Balloon Camp expressed their thanks to AAAA for supporting the camp. They all had a great time and would like to attend again. Some of their favorite things were the trips to AERCO, Sandia Tram, Rainbow Ryders, and the Anderson-AbruzzoBalloon Museum.

Of course their favorite thing was flying and getting burner time. Several adult AAAA members in the audience stated they wanted to attend camp!! Unfortunately, the age range for campers is 13-17 years.

There will be 3 balloon camps in 2019: Reno, Pennsylvania, and Albuquerque. The dates for our camp will be 13 -18 July 2019. Registration will open on bfa.net on 1 Mar 2019.

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COMMUNITY RELATIONS Several of our committees are in need of a few more volunteers. Elections Committee Chair: Collect names of people interested in running for board positions. Create committee to help with election ballots, ballot collections and ballot counting. Web Maintenance: Someone who is familiar with Wordpress or is willing to learn. Must be able to make updates and changes as needed within a timely manner. Cloudbouncer Editor: Someone who is familiar with InDesign. Must be willing to put a minimum of 15-20 hours per month working to build and organize monthly information. Social Media Manager: someone with accounts on both Facebook and Instagram and willing to post daily with engaging posts. Must be quick to respond to questions, comments and concerns, and do so in a positive manner.

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GENERAL MEETING MINUTES AAAA General Meeting Minutes Tuesday October 23, 2018

Submitted by Susan Oldenburg, AAAA Secretary.

Means (Rachel). Reports presented by Caryn Welz.

At 6:31 PM Vice President, Frank, started our meeting with a special presentation to Zerek Welz, in honor of his new mustache balloon, of a card of fake mustache’s (until he can grow his own). Frank followed with a “Toast and Roast” honoring Dr. Tom Kious for his outstanding community hospitality after landing in the NE Heights on Tuesday October 9th and tethering his balloon. Kudo’s to Dr Kious and his crew. President, Caryn, got our actual meeting started by greeting our guests Trevor & Monte Owens from Albuq., Helen Korfe from Los Lunas, and Shaula Holman from Rutland, VT. Next in line was Ballooning in the Community with Adele Woodruff and David Aley doing a glow on October 21st for Noah’s Ark Children’s Center, and Kelli Ballengee doing presentations at Kirtland Child Care Center and Christine Duncan Charter School on October 17 and 15 respectfully. We have new pilots in our community, Lucas Romero received his Private Certification and Jamie Dickey, when she received her Private Certification in late September, became a 3rd Generation Pilot, and continues the Byrd/ Dickey family tradition of ballooning. Congratulations to you both. The BFA Rio Grande Balloon Camp participants followed with a panel style question and answer session. Our Campers were Ryan Chandler, Trevor Owens, and Olivia Kious, joined by directors Kelli Ballengee and Don Boyer. All the campers agreed about getting burner time, whether in the air, a launch to landing hop, or an inflation, was one of the best parts of the camp teachings. The Board was convened following the program session.

Vice President (Frank) – The November program will be AIBF with final Fiesta stats. There is no December General Meeting. Secretary (Sue) – During Fiesta registration and Fiesta we received 15 Mid-Year Memberships with 6 being new members and 9 being renewals. There were also three 2019 membership renewals received. Treasurer (Dick) – Pie Charts are done and ready for the Cloudbouncer. Any questions please refer then to Dick at treasurer@hotairballooning.org. Committee reports were then presented, look for them in the Cloudbouncer.

Members present: President (Caryn); Vice President (Frank); Secretary (Sue); Treasurer (Dick); Education (Don); Crew Development (Tom); Flying Events (Zerek); Special Events (Charity). Members absent: Community Relations (Jason); Ways & P.O. BOX 44813 - RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO 87174

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PRESIDENTS REPORT We Need Your Help! 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 a Nominations Chair to oversee our upcoming elections. If you are interested in doing this please email Caryn as well.

www.topgunballooning.org go to the donation drop down box and pay the $25. RSVP by November 14th. Interested in being a Top Gun Board Member? Please contact any member for more information. January 2019 is Top Gun Annual Meeting. Positions are open for new members.

We also looking for someone to manage our online presence. If you are good with technology or willing to learn please email Zerek Welz at flying- events@hotairballooning.com

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We, the Board members and the Committee members, work hard for the betterment of the club and sometimes have to make tough decisions we know not everyone will like. Please remember all AAAA Board and Committee members are Volunteers and treat them with the same respect you would want to be treated.

Nothing new to report.

Other Ballooning Organizations: TOP GUN

VFRS (KELLI BALLENGEE) FIESTA No representation

BALLOON MUSEUM/FOUNDATION BALLOON EXPLORIUM (CARYN WELZ) Asking for donations of used laptops.

Out of the 40 Top Gun pilots flying competition during Fiesta, there were 3 that scored in the overall top 10, 7 in the top 20, 19 in the top 50 and 33 in the top 100. Congratulations to Top Gun and their pilots. The November Top Gun Flying event is a two-day event to be held November 17th and 18th. October Flying Event was cancelled due to not having enough participation. November flying event is our 2 day event. Saturday and Sunday, November 17th and 18th. Meeting at Einsteins Bagles in Rio Rancho. Registration: 6:00am Pilot Briefing:  6:30am. On Saturday, November 17th, Top Gun will be offering a competition/navigational course. Harold "Bubba" Cliver will be the instructor as well as the November Event Director. The cost for the class is $25 with lunch included. Please go to the following link, 14

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CHICK’S FLY (CARYN WELZ) Chick’s Fly provided two scholarships for the BFA Rio Grande Balloon Camp in 2018. They have currently raised enough money to be able to supply three scholarships for the 2019 Camp, with the hope of raising enough to make it four. Thank you to Chick’s Fly.

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CREW CHIEF'S CORNER EQUIPMENT CARE AND HANDLING Most balloon components need repair long before replacement, and careful handling can delay or minimize the need for either. The math is simple: crew have more hands, eyes, and occasions to handle and inspect equipment than pilots. Careful handling preserves your equipment’s appearance, value, and even airworthiness while carelessness costs you and your pilot time, money, and grief. The smallest and easiest steps can often keep the largest and most complicated issues at bay. Many specific handling tips vary with your equipment, flying area, local conditions, geography, and other factors. Others, however, apply everywhere. Start with these general care and handling suggestions to prevent the most common and often expensive mishandling-related repairs, expenses, and headaches.

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ENVELOPE CARE The slightest oversights here will advertise “we don’t care,” demand a repair station visit, or speed replacement of your envelope. Keeping fabric in top shape is often easier than you’d think: 1. Pay attention. Visually inspect fabric every time you handle it and check panels that touch the ground as your pilot hot inflates. A fourinch tear in the wrong place can lead to in-flight disaster. Report all findings or suspicions to your pilot – don’t assume they know. If it doesn’t look or feel right, it probably isn’t. 2. Avoid moisture at all costs. Use a ground tarp when possible and available. Carry your envelope bag across dewy grass when possible or drag it on a small tarp otherwise. Store wet bags upside down (or speed drying with your fan) to further prevent moisture transfer. Let your fan spread fabric on wet grass or grab a load tape and “flap” it, forming a small air bubble which floats fabric across wet ground. Keep a standing balloon “hot” to prevent condensation inside. Detach that wet crown line and store it outside the bag until it dries. A little snow inside an envelope bag usually is safe ONLY if it’s stored below freezing. Store your envelope inside your van/trailer, indoors, or at least in a covered basket. 3. Prevent degradation, abrasion, rips, and snags. Keep it bagged until you’re ready to lay out and set up; keep it streamered if you must lay out to minimize UV exposure. Carefully inspect launch and

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landing sites for debris, rocks, barbed-wire, crop stubble, glass, posts, tree limbs, or other fabric-hungry hazards. Cover any hazard that can’t be moved (shrubs, utility boxes, etc.) with a tarp, envelope bag, or truck floor mat for protection. Close all vehicle and trailer doors when inflating/deflating in case you get bumped back into them. Keep debris away from your fan; blown in dry during cold inflation, it ignites and can burn small holes in fabric on hot inflation. When deflated on fences or other pointy objects, relieve pressure on taut fabric using a lifting (vs pulling) motion to prevent snagging and ripping. Avoid pulling ropes through or over fabric when possible to prevent friction and melting (synthetics have very low melting points). STOP pulling at the first sign of any resistance – something’s caught. Rolling your envelope bag is less abrasive than dragging it when short on hands. Photo: Lonnie Carreathers 4. Handle fabric with care! Have crew remove watches, belt buckles, pins, and jewelry that can snag fabric. Pull only on load tapes, the load ring, or crown line – never pull on a panel. Minimize walking inside the envelope or on fabric – remove shoes if you must. Pulling your parachute and deflation lines back to the top before packing can prevent fabric from jamming or ripping in pulleys and speed your next inflation as well. Un-tabbed velcro attracts debris and moisture that weaken grip; re-tab your parachute after deflation to keep velcro grip strong and prolong its life. 5. Avoid contaminants. Wear gloves to prevent skin oils and fingernails from harming fabric as well annual as equipment from scraping, cutting, or burning you. Beware not to pack mud, animal waste, twigs, grass clippings, bugs, and other debris with your fabric. Dry brush off any dirt or materials that might stain or moisten your balloon as you pack. When landing on gravel or pavement, watch for oil, coolant, and other Join us the first weekend of December for mass ascensions at dawn leaked automotive fluids.

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Treat your envelope as you would your best clothes. Keeping it dry, clean, and snag-free keeps you flying safer, longer, and more cost-effectively. The alternative literally stinks: mildewed fabric and bags, coatings steamed off your fabric, and hours drying out a damp or dripping balloon.


TREASURER'S REPORT September 30, 2018 COMMENTS: What a great Fiesta, but, still waking up at 4:00 am. Your Education Committee hosted another successful Safety Seminar and tied last year’s Gross Receipts through September. Thanks to all who contributed to the effort. It’s still early in the new fiscal year and things are still slow with expenses exceeding income so far. But that will change as we renew our memberships in December, host the Jingle Bell Rally, host Ground school and host Friends & Lovers. Stay tuned.

CASH: Cash on hand at the end of September in the Education Foundation was $49,512, a decrease of approximately 16% from the same period last year, and The AAAA Club cash was $13,826 an approximate 22% decrease from the same period last year.

INCOME STATEMENT: At the end of September we were showing an excess of disbursements over revenue of $2,064 in the Education Foundation compared to $-7,944 for the same period last year. Excess disbursements over revenue in the AAAA Club were $4,894 compared to 4,533 for the same period last year.

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 T reasurer ' s R eport

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Income & Expense Comparison with Budget

Four months ended

9/30/2018

Annual Budget 6/1/2018 - 5/31/2019

Ordinary Income/Expense Income

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

Total Income Expense

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

Total Expense Net Income

0.00 0.00 30.12 6,298.00 0.00 3,288.63 10.00 0.00

350.00 1,400.00 100.00 26,000.00 26,100.00 12,500.00 600.00 100.00

9,626.75

67,150.00

1,052.12 220.60 3,467.38 2,003.25 4,733.57 0.00 0.00 213.91

2,200.00 1,000.00 15,500.00 34,550.00 10,450.00 650.00 0.00 2,800.00

11,690.83

67,150.00

-2,064.08

0.00

AAAA Statement of Receipts & Disbursements with Budget Comparison Four months ended 9/30/2018

Annual Budget 6/1/2018- 6/30/2019

Ordinary Income/Expenses Income

Other Types of Income Membership Board & Administration Flying Events Programs

Total Income

250.00 1,430.00 7.23 0.00 0.00

0.00 17,000.00 20.00 4,300.00 0.00

1,687.23

21,320.00

169.21 3,500.00 60.63 0.00 23.65 1,150.00 1,678.01 0.00

8,630.00 3,500.00 600.00 0.00 1,060.00 1,950.00 5,580.00 0.00

6,581.50

21,320.00

-4,894.27

0.00

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AAAA EDUCATION FOUNDATION Income 0.00, 0%

0.00, 0% 30.12, 0%

10.00, 0% 0.00, 0%

Chase Crew Development Communications Dividends Education

3,288.63, 34% 6,298.00, 66%

Special Events Ways & Means Direct Public Support Other Types of Income

0.00, 0%

Expense

213.91, 2% 0.00, 0%

0.00, 0%

1,052.12, 9% 220.60, 2%

Communications Chase Crew Development Education

4,733.57, 40%

Special Events 3,467.38, 30%

Ways & Means Board and Miscellaneous Facilities and Equipment Operations

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Membership 85%

Flying Events 0%

Other 0% Programs 0%

Other Types of Income 15% Board & Administration 0%

Expenses

Community Flying Relations Events 0%3% Programs 26%

Board and Administration 0%

Special Events 53% Other Types of Expenses - Insurance 17%

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ANTONIOS TZAMALOUKAS CHUCK DANLEY KAREN GUZIEL ANDREW FELTMAN AUTUMN HURST JUDITH NAKAMURA STEVE KOMADINA DAN MEYERS DON HEISIG ANGIE RUTH JUDITH RICE PAM STAPLES 5 MICHELLE RUTH ROBERT RAPER WADE THORNHILL STEVE SCHEER CLIFF KELLER 11 DONALD BORTNER BECKY MAUNG NEIL JACKSON 12 BECKY SPEAR 13 KEN PAULK MIKE WALKER 15 JOHN DAVIS IV 16

MURRAY CONRAD ROLINDA "SAM" TZAMALOUKAS GREGORY GARCIA BRENDA BARON TERRI MAY MIKE BERTETTO DIXIE SWENKA 21 LARRY WELZ LOIDA WRIGHT CRAIG PENDLETON DEBBIE TENNIS JIM DOWLING CYNTHIA WOODRUM SERENA SUMRULD BENJAMIN NORTHCUTT CHANI KAIBETONEY NOELLE PACKARD LINDA BALLENTHIN AMELIA-ANN DICKEY CHARLES "HANK" HUMISTON DAVE COWEN DOUG LENBERG

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SUNRISE/SUNSET CALENDAR November, 2018 | Albuquerque, New Mexico November 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1   Sunrise: 7:27am  Sunset: 6:13pm 

2   Sunrise: 7:28am  Sunset: 6:12pm 

3   Sunrise: 7:29am  Sunset: 6:11pm 

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DST Ends   Sunrise: 6:30am  Sunset: 5:10pm 

5   Sunrise: 6:31am  Sunset: 5:09pm 

6   Sunrise: 6:32am  Sunset: 5:08pm 

7   Sunrise: 6:33am  Sunset: 5:07pm 

8   Sunrise: 6:34am  Sunset: 5:06pm 

9   Sunrise: 6:35am  Sunset: 5:06pm 

10   Sunrise: 6:36am  Sunset: 5:05pm 

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Sunrise: 6:37am  Sunset: 5:04pm 

12   Sunrise: 6:38am  Sunset: 5:03pm 

13   Sunrise: 6:39am  Sunset: 5:03pm 

14   Sunrise: 6:40am  Sunset: 5:02pm 

15   Sunrise: 6:41am  Sunset: 5:01pm 

16   Sunrise: 6:42am  Sunset: 5:01pm 

17   Sunrise: 6:43am  Sunset: 5:00pm 

18   Sunrise: 6:44am  Sunset: 4:59pm 

19   Sunrise: 6:45am  Sunset: 4:59pm 

20   Sunrise: 6:46am  Sunset: 4:58pm 

21   Sunrise: 6:47am  Sunset: 4:58pm 

22   Sunrise: 6:48am  Sunset: 4:57pm 

23   Sunrise: 6:48am  Sunset: 4:57pm 

24   Sunrise: 6:49am  Sunset: 4:57pm 

25   Sunrise: 6:50am  Sunset: 4:56pm 

26   Sunrise: 6:51am  Sunset: 4:56pm 

27   Sunrise: 6:52am  Sunset: 4:56pm 

28   Sunrise: 6:53am  Sunset: 4:55pm 

29   Sunrise: 6:54am  Sunset: 4:55pm 

30   Sunrise: 6:55am  Sunset: 4:55pm 

© 2018 Edwards Apps, Inc. — SunriseSunset.com

Latitude, Longitude: 35 07.0' N, 106 37.4' W Time zone: UTC-7 hours DST observance: North America

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PHOTOS FROM THE COMMUNITY

photos from

Top-Left: Robert Fear; Top-Right: Mariana Martinez; Center: Bill Noe; Bottom-Left: Michelle Dimmit; Bottom-Right: Angela Eleanor

t h e c o mm u n i t y

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A monthly publication of the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association and Education Foundation Windtalker 505.891.1733 Fiesta Windtalker 505.821.7300 Landowners Email community-relations@hotairballooning.org Cloudbouncer Email editor@hotairballooning.com

Photo: Cody Robinson

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2018 November Cloudbouncer  

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

2018 November Cloudbouncer  

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

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