Hot Air Ballooning APPs

ZOOM WEATHER PRO

This is one of those apps that every single hot air balloonist should have.  If you saw Mark West talk about outflow at the BFA safety seminar and you would like to see those outflows before you are in one. This is a must have addition to your current arsenal. 

HOT AIR

It's like having a log book and data recorder in your pocket! Upload your flights to Google Earth post flight

GLYMPSE

Glympse is a fast, free, and simple way to share your location in real-time. Great for crew to track you

FOREFLIGHT

Real-Time weather and airspace.  Know exactly how close you are to that Bravo Airspace

Online Weather Resources

USAIRNET.COM

Love these guys.  Just seem to be pretty good in forecasting wind speeds and direction.  Shows a couple days out and is easy to find and read information

WINDY.TY

Pretty new tool but often is dead on.  Love it that it takes into consideration the orographic winds and topography. Not a primary souce but good data point 

RYANCARLTON.COM

Balloonist's wind forecast.  Nice thing is that recently they added temp and due point spread to get a better understanding of possible fog

WEATHER STATIONS WITH RUC

Guidance is a forecast written by the meteorologist at that location. RUC soundings are forecast of the atmosphere up to 45,000 feet.

1800WXBRIEF.COM

Flight service.  You've probably called these guys before most of your flights.  Now you can look at it online instead.  Power to the people.

WEATHER DISCUSSION

Search in google for your state weather discussion.  These guys are awesome.  Our favorite comes from the University of Washington

Best Sparker Ever...Yup. Wind Proof.

Ultra Magic Powerline Detector

This video shows the actual detector in use. Enjoy

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