Committee Reports Flying Events - Doug Education - Peg The New Year brought two events for the AAAA • There still is room and time to register for the Club in January. First, was our annual banquet; in-person Private Pilot Ground School class and the first one we’ve had in person in several February 24-26 in Albuquerque. years, and our monthly club competition. Both • The in-person Commercial Pilot Ground were well attended, and a good time was had by School is scheduled for April 28-30 and reg- all. istration is open. if preferred, the self-paced on-line courses continue to be offered. At our banquet, pilots and prizes were award- • Work has resumed and is progressing nicely ed through the top twenty spots, and our Club on the purpose-built on-line crew course. Champion for 2022 was Keith Takach, with Bobby Richardson and Jerry Garcia taking Second and Special Events - Chris Third Place. In addition to their awards, they also Friends and Lovers and a Truck Load of Love is received an embroidered AAAA Club Jacket to here for 2023. proudly wear on the field for their efforts. • Registration is now open for pilot registra- tion for Friends and Lover’s 2023. See Flying Event info on Page 10. • Regular size balloon pilots have a registra- tion fee of $45, unless you are a 2023 AAAA Crew Development - Sue member then the entry fee is discounted to The Crew Development Champions for 2022 just $30. award were handed out at the Awards Banquet • Remote Control size balloon pilots have a on January 7. It was a year of fierce competition, $20 registration fee. and the battle for first place was decided on the • Registered pilots will get a goodie bag at final day of competition. the Pilot and Crew registration party Fri- The top 5 teams were awarded prizes. Those day night (Feb 10). Registration is from 5-7, teams were: while the party continues until 9. Food will be served at 7pm, and we’ll have a cash 1st - Sandia Sunrise II - 463 total points bar as well as a DJ for your listening and 2nd - Tentai - The Sequel - 415 total points dancing pleasure. Deadline to register is 5pm on Monday, Feb 2, so 3rd - Grasshopper - 377 total points don’t delay. Get your registration in today! 4th - Bank Bobber - 322 total points 5th - Twist of Fate - 248 total points The complete list of team rankings and points can be found on the AAAA website. Thanks to all the teams who competed in 2022! Ways and Means - Karen I am collecting donations for the March Silent Auction aaaa cloudbouncer JANUARY 2023 5

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