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VOLUME 207 ISSUE 10

OCTOBER 2019

CL OUDBOUNCER

A M o n t h ly P u b lic a ti on of the Al buquer que Aer os tat A s c e n s io n Ass oci ati on & E ducati on

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Contents 5 AAAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 6 UPCOMING EVENTS 8 BOARD MEETING MINUTES 9 GENERAL MEETING MINUTES 11 COMMITTEE REPORTS 13 COMMUNITY RELATIONS 14 PRESIDENTS REPORT 15 SAFETY CORNER 18 TREASURER'S REPORT 21 AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS 22 MEMBER BIRTHDAYS

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

VICE PRESIDENT Jennifer Garcia ph: 505.274.8096 e: jenngarcia3180@hotmail.com

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 Katie Hefron ph: 505.250.4331 e: lilheff1807@gmail.com

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

WAYS & MEANS Madison Rumbaugh ph: 505.315.6032 e: madisonrumbaugh@gmail.com

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UPCOMING EVENTS AAAA Monthly Flying Event

AAAA General Meeting

When: November 9 6:00 am Where: Rio Rancho Balloon Field

When: October 22 6:00 pm Social Hour 6:30 pm Meeting Begins Where: Balloon Museum

Top Gun Flying Event

Private Pilot Ground School

When: October 20 6:30 am Where: Balloon Fiesta Offices

The 2020 Ground School Schedule • PPGS #1 - February 21 – 23rd • CPGS - April 24 – 26th • PPGS #2 - June 5 – 7th

AAAA Board Meeting When: October 21 5:30 - 7:00pm Where: Balloon Fiesta Offices

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BOARD MEETING MINUTES AAAA Board Meeting Minutes September 2019 President Caryn called the meeting to order at 5:46PM. Board Members present: President (Caryn); Vice President (Jennifer); Treasurer (Dick); Secretary (Sue); Crew Development (Tom); Flying Events (Zerek); Special Events (Katie); Ways & Means (Madison); Education (Don) by phone. Board Members absent: Community Relations (Jason). The August 19, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes were reviewed. Dick moved to approve as written, Tom seconded. Motion carried. Vice President (Jennifer) – No report. Reminder to bring valid ID to the September meeting to get credit for watching the AIBF Safety Video. October meeting will be the Fiesta wrap-up. Treasurer (Dick) – Three months into the fiscal year and not much change from last year. Foundation should have a better September with income from the Safety Seminar. The Club won’t change much till later in the year. Pie Charts and summary will be in the Cloudbouncer. Secretary (Sue) – Two new mid-year memberships were received: Steven and Jeane Derebey; and Marcus and Emily Favero, both residing in Rio Rancho. Dick made a motion to approve new members, Kathy seconded. New members approved. Committee reports were presented. Dick presented the Education report, with Don on the phone to answer questions. Community Relations report - Having been individually reviewed, a discussion on how to get this information out to our members in a timely manner through the use of our website and social media was conducted. With the regulatory changes taking place with the FAA, there is a 8

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question of who is able to fulfill a request, Commercial or Private pilot. Further discussion will take place in October.

Unfinished Business Insurance Renewal – Insurance being obtained through RPS. Kathy at RPS is working on getting a rider attached to cover the trailer and contents.

New Business Fiesta/AAAA Buttons - Jennifer provided a short history of the relationship between AAAA and Fiesta. In the early years AAAA played a major role in Fiesta but as the years have passed that has changed to an almost non-existent role. The cost to AIBF of providing breakfast to pilots has increased and for the 2019 Fiesta, buttons provided to AAAA have been limited to 125. Pilots receive buttons in their Pilot Packs. Dick made the following motion. The Board shall establish criteria based on dues paid members listed in the AAAA Roster and those whose information has been listed as private and not published to determine distribution of the limited buttons to members. Tom seconded. Result – Seven for, zero against, one abstention. Motion passed. At 6:42 Dick made a motion to adjourn, Katie seconded. Meeting adjourned.


GENERAL MEETING MINUTES AAAA General Meeting Minutes Tuesday September 24, 2019

Submitted by Susan Oldenburg, AAAA Secretary

Other Ballooning Organizations:

At 6:30 our President, Caryn called our meeting to order with a welcome to all. Congratulations then went out to Mary Anne Fitzpatrick and Christ Clack on obtaining their Private Pilot Certification. Our program followed, the AIBF 2019 Fiesta Safety Video. Following the video Sam Parks entertained questions regarding the metal detectors that will be in place during this Fiesta. Sam assured us that there should not be a problem coming through the crew parking gates. Beth Wright-Smith announced the doors for the AAAA/ Fiesta seminar will open at 12:15 on Tuesday October 8th and a box lunch will be available for those preregistered. Also, a reminder of the FAA Mini Seminars that will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:00AM to 12:00PM. The Board was convened. Members present: President (Caryn); Vice President (Jennifer); Treasurer (Dick); Secretary (Sue); Community Relations (Jason); Crew Development (Tom); Special Events (Katie); Flying Events (Zerek). Members absent: Education (Don); Way & Means (Madison).

BFA – No representation. VFRS – No representation. Top Gun (Steve Mezzancello & Will Smith) – The September Event went off without a hitch, other than winds being light and variable so only a couple of pilots made it to the target. Top Gun will be holding a Precision Flying Class presented by Bubba Cliver. More information to follow. Fiesta (Sam Parks) – Nothing more to add to his prior discussion. Balloon Explorium (Rosanne Eakin) – The day after Labor Day Explorium was in Alamogordo, NM providing Tissue Paper Balloons to 65 elementary school children. Balloon Museum/Foundation (Amanda) – There is a new permanent curator for the Museum look for more in the upcoming weeks.

Vice President (Jennifer) – Advised the members of the Button situation and availability and that the Board will be distributing. The October program will be the Fiesta WrapUp with all the stats that make this a great Fiesta. Treasurer (Dick) – Still only a few months in to the Current Year so not much change. As always, Pie Charts and a short summary will be in the Cloudbouncer. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dick at treasurer@hotairballooning.org. Secretary (Sue) – A hearty welcome to our new members Steven & Jeane Dereby and Marcus & Emily Favero both residing in Rio Rancho. A reminder that membership applications will be available at Fiesta registration both Thursday & Friday. Committee reports were presented and will be in the Cloudbouncer. Education report presented by Beth Wright-Smith Ways & Means report presented by Kathy Heffron.

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COMMITTEE REPORTS Education There will not be an Education Committee meeting in October.

PRIVATE PILOT GROUND SCHOOL The 2020 Ground School Schedule has been set: • PPGS #1 - February 21 – 23rd • CPGS - April 24 – 26th • PPGS #2 - June 5 – 7th Registration should be online soon for all three schools.

YOUTH COMMITTEE The Youth Balloon Program is getting closer to starting up. The balloon has had its annual inspection and it is in great shape. The insurance will be with RPS as they gave us the most coverage for the cost. We are working on the Youth Balloon Program Operating Procedures and the Youth Protection Policy to assure a safe and beneficial program. These documents are currently under review by the Education Committee and will be submitted to the AAAA BOD for approval and implementation when ready.

2019 FIESTA SAFETY SEMINAR

The theme for this year’s seminar is “In Support of Flying”. Speakers and subjects mostly set. The subjects will be: • A discussion of the upcoming medical requirements for commercial LTA pilots • NTSB accident reporting criteria and statistics on post-landing LTA accidents. • Tie-offs (the good, the bad and the ugly), tethering and other pilot rope tricks. Registration is available online now. The fees are $35 for AAAA members, $45 for non-members and $25 for crew and others. The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the Sid Cutter Pilots’ Pavilion from 1 to 5 pm. We have been assured that both RPS and AIR insurance agencies will give their full seminar discounts for this event.

Vice President No report this month.

Flying Events Our August flying had 40 pilots checked in. Our task was a hare and hound. Thank you to Ray Bair for participating as the hare. Congratulations to Trenten Caldwell for first place. Second place was Jim Ahern. Third place Keith Takach. Thank you to everyone that came out. Scores will be available online at the website under monthly flying events. To continue compliance with our waiver I will be reviewing the documents I currently have for registered pilots and sending out an email if I need updated documents. The pilot registration link is available on the website under monthly flying events and another email will be sent out with the link. Our next event will be September 15th at Fiesta Field. Mounted patrol will be out visiting us and we will be collecting donations for the mounted patrol as thanks for all their work during Fiesta.

Ways and Means Ways and Means raised $440.40 at the wine and painting party. Thank you to all who came out

Special Events Getting prepared and organized to start planning for Jingle Bell non-rally. If you are interested in helping out and or being a part of the committee, please contact Katie Heffron at 505-250-4331.

ROAD SCHOLARS-FIESTA PRESENTATIONS We are once again presenting ballooning presentations to the RoadScholar.com groups at local hotels during the Fiesta. It is expected to have 325 attendees at 4 sessions. All proceeds go to the AAAA Education Foundation.

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COMMUNITY RELATIONS Date and Time of Event:

Saturday October 19, 2019 5-9pm at Tramway Community Church

Organization Organizing the Event: Name, Description and Benefitting Group of the Event:

Alongside Ministries Albuquerque, Inc.

Desired Participation from Balloonist: Is this for a non-profit organization:

A donation of a balloon ride would be one of our star items at our silent auction!

Will propane be provided or reimbursed for pilot: Contact Person's Name, Phone Number, and Email:

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Our ministry provides mentoring to single mothers in our community. We also help them with diapers.wipes and other baby items. We serve women who are low income. We are have a fundraiser which includes a silent auction to raise funds for our next year's operating costs. We are seeking a donation of a balloon ride as a silent auction item. We won't be able to reimburse the pilot for propane. I believe that is one ride is donated, the person who wins this as a silent auction item will invite someone else to go with them who would be a paying customer.

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PRESIDENTS REPORT AAAA

TOP GUN

We are quickly approaching the most photographed event in the world, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. As with any rally or event, please remember that when you wear your balloon gear, you are representing yourself, your balloon (pilot or crew,) the rally/event, and our sport in general. It doesn't matter if it's a rally/event shirt, crew shirt or just a fun balloon shirt. Please be respectful and responsible.

The September Event went off without a hitch, other than winds being light and variable so only a couple of pilots made it to the target. Top Gun will be holding a Precision Flying Class presented by Bubba Cliver.

Caryn Welz

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TREASURER'S REPORT

8/31/2019

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COMMENTS: Things are still pretty slow in both entities. Fiesta Safety Registrations are 32 as I write this, which is half what it was last year at this time. Not much else going on, but numbers are fairly close to last year at this time . CASH: Cash on hand at the end of August in the Education Foundation was $39,182, compared to $48,440 for the same period last year, and The AAAA Club cash was $16,631, compared to $16,139 for the same period last year. INCOME STATEMENT: At the end of August we were showing an excess of disbursements over revenue of $4,676 in the Education Foundation compared to $3,147 for the same period last year. Excess disbursements over revenue in the AAAA Club were $1,472 compared to $1,460 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

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AAAA Statement of Receipts & Disbursements with Budget Comparison Three months ended 8/31/2019

Annual Budget 6/1/2019- 6/30/2020

Ordinary Income/Expenses Income

Other Types of Income Membership Board & Administration Flying Events Programs

Total Income

0.00 225.00 4.61 0.00 0.00

0.00 17,000.00 20.00 4,800.00 0.00

229.61

21,820.00

300.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 51.50 0.00 1,350.00 0.00

8,550.00 4,000.00 600.00 0.00 765.00 1,250.00 6,655.00 0.00

1,701.70

21,820.00

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0.00

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

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AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS No awards or nominations to report this month.

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MEMBER BIRTHDAYS HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Name

October

Frederick Peek Kathy Albin Mary J. White Jennifer Jimenez Gwen Wynn Julie Jackson Barbara Schock Frankie Martinez Jennifer Lee Pamela Micker Ted Voorhees Patrick Chando Tamlyn Hedemann Geralyn Quintana Mark Whiting Adam Chandler Richard Squires Donnette Ford Frank Bacon Walter Hawkins Diana Gilson Randy Whitten Phred McAllaster

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Kelli Ballengee Spike Beleau Kathy Smith Ursula Richards Arthur Swenka Roger Woodrum Grant Crawford Gerry Graff Emily van Dyck Morgan Beebe Nancy Aubol-Hanks Jeannine Nelson Blair Kaufman Karen Anthony Carolyn Willetts Teresa Salazar Jacqueline Jacobs Greg Miller Autumn Gonzales George Hahn Nathan Young John Brown Thomas Randall

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                 

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