Flying Physicians Association

Southwest and Western Chapters Fall 2015 Meeting

  • 10/06/2015
  • 6:00 PM (MDT)
  • 10/10/2015
  • 5:30 PM (MDT)
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico


  • Accompanying family members of guests 5-12 y/o
  • Guests 13-18 years old accompanying Member or member couple
  • Accompanying adult guest over 18 y/o with FPA member or couple.
  • FPA Member and accompanying spouse, family member or guest
  • FPA Member attending alone

Registration is closed


Register Early to ensure a place at the meeting! 

October 6-10, 2015

Albuquerque NM and the International Balloon Fiesta, destination for the Joint Southwest and Western Chapters 2015 Fall Meeting.

For ballooning fans worldwide, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a pilgrimage. There is something for everyone to enjoy . . . whimsical special shapes filled with equal parts of hot air and wonder, and Balloon Glows that create a magical night landscape for spectators to wander. Over 600 balloons from around the world participate.

Southwest and Western Chapters join together to host a joint fall meeting during this event.  Hotels around the city and as far away as Santa Fe fill quickly, and many are sold out already.  

Schedules for the CME activities permit attendees time to be on the balloon fields for the highlight events of the Fiesta:

  • Morning Patrol and Ascension, one of the biggest events of the fiesta, where all participating balloons launch in two waves, filling the sky with hundreds of balloons at once and for an
  • Evening Balloon Glow 

Book your hotel room as early as possible and join us!  Meeting registration is open nowl!  See you there.

Tim Cole, MD, SW Chapter President (  

Mark Thoman, MD, Western Chapter President (  

HOTEL:  IMPORTANT TO BOOK ROOM asap!  See note at the bottom

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

330 Tijeras Avenue NW

Albuquerque NM 87102

Phone: (505) 842-1234

Reservations via passkey reservation web link provided:

PARKING:  $16 per day self-park in hotel garage or $20 per day Valet.  Subject to change.

FPA Hotel Group Rate: $169.  Oct 3-8;    $199 Oct 9-12 

CUTOFF DATE: When room block is filled or September 8

AIRPORT: Double Eagle II (KAEG) near the Petroglyph National Monument.

CONTACTS:  Alice Henderson @ FPA Headquarters (936-588-6505 or, Tim Cole (SW Chapter) and Mark Thoman (Western Chapter)

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Arrivals:  Tuesday, 10/6   Registration and Opening Reception

WEDNESDAY 10/7                 Depart Hyatt early AM for arrival at the field by 5:30 am for the Dawn Patrol, Morning Glow and Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension.

1:30 pm - Registration and CME Session 

THURSDAY 10/8                                                             8:30 am - Sign in and Morning CME Session

Afternoon departure from hotel to field including the evening Special Shape Glowdeo and AfterGlow Fireworks Show

FRIDAY 10/9                                                                Depart Hyatt early AM for arrival at the field by 5:30 am for the Dawn Patrol, Morning Glow and Mass Ascension.

1:30 pm - Final CME Session at Hyatt Regency 

Friday evening on the field includes the Night Magic Glow and AfterGlow Fireworks Show.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Hotel Reservations may be extended through the weekend when making your guestroom reservation. It is important to reserve at the earliest time possible, keeping in mind that rooms in the area sell out and may not be available (esp. weekend) if not made in advance. 

FACTOID:  Each year, the Balloon Field RV Park becomes the second largest city in New Mexico during the Balloon Fest!

Meetings Reg form April 9 2015.pdf

SW-Western in ABQ.pdf

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