Today’s Flight Status

FLIGHT STATUS FOR TODAY: Our Sunset Flight for 9/4/21 is CANCELLED.

  • A weak cold front will pass through the area this afternoon. 
  • While we don’t expect rain activity in Lake Geneva during our flight period, the instability brought about by the frontal passage will introduce higher wind speeds on the surface and at our flight altitude.
  • We expect winds speeds on the surface to stay at the upper end of our acceptable range for safe flight during our flight period (in the 7-9 mph range).
  • Wind speeds at our flight altitude (500′ to 1,000′) will be in the 12- 25 mph range.
  • Hot air balloons do not have brakes and the momentum of traveling at 15 mph or more at flight altitude with surface winds at around 9 mph will mean that landing speeds will be in the 10-12 mph range, which exceeds our safety parameters.
  • You can view the raw data used for my weather forecast here: Flight Weather Briefing Data

Posted by Chief Pilot John Trione on 9/4/21 @ 10:53pm

 

 

 

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