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Ballooning 202 Class - Crew Training - March 2018

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Balloon Fiesta Park Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway

Meet at Public Safety Building

Albuquerque, NM 87113

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While Balloon Fiesta features hundreds of beautiful hot air balloons, not all volunteers understand the science and mechanics of how they fly. We feel that everyone involved in putting on this event should have a basic understanding of this.

In addition to the Ballooning 101 video training that is now a part of the Navigator program, AIBF offers Crew Training, giving Navigators an opportunity to spend a morning learning about hot air balloons in a hands-on setting. Weather permitting, this class will include an inflation and glow.

Location: Public Safety Building (enter through Gate 4 - formerly Gate 16)

Here are the class details:
6:45a to 7:00a - Seminar Check in
7:00a to 9:30a - Balloon system hands-on
9:30a to 11:00a - Crowd Control (Part the Red Sea), Fan/Propane Safety (Chop, Chop), Radio Communication/ Radio Etiquette (Winds, Walls and Wires)
11:00a to 11:30a - Break
11:30a to 1:00p - Maps (Does this Road Go Thru?), Ropes and Knots (Knot This Way), Land Owner Relations (We Come in Peace)
1:00p - Class complete

Participants will come away with a solid understanding of the mechanics of balloon inflation, the role of chase crew, and much more. Upon completion, you'll receive 1 Merit in the Above and Beyond Navigator Program.

NOTE: Please bring a pair of work gloves to this class.

If you are not planning to volunteer at Balloon Fiesta this year, please do not enroll in this course.

Upon completing the course, Navigators receive 1 Merit in the AIBF Above and Beyond Program.

If you are unable to attend the class once you have registered, please contact us at least 24 hours prior to the class time.

Note for couples: Please submit a registration for each individual. Do not register as a couple.

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Balloon Fiesta Park Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway

Meet at Public Safety Building

Albuquerque, NM 87113

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