Today’s Flight Status

FLIGHT STATUS FOR TODAY: Our Sunrise Flight for 7/4/21 is CANCELLED.

  • Breezy conditions already this morning with many reporting stations already reporting 6-7 mph winds, usually on a good morning for flight, most reporting stations are at “calm.”
  • 500′ winds being around 20+ mph.
  • The surface winds will pick up shortly after sunrise this morning.
  • Wind speeds at our flight altitude will be in the 10- 15 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 7/4/21 @ 2:52 am

 

 

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