News

April 8, 2014

written by
Tem

Expression of Interest 2016 Nationals

Way back in August of 2013 we asked for expressions of interest from members, clubs or communities that might like to host the 2016 Australian National Hot Air Ballooning Championship.

Unfortunately to the time of writing we have not received any enquiries, so the call is going out again.

Full details may be had by downloading a WORD document detailing the basic requirements that anyone interested will need to address. You may access this document by clicking HERE

March 20, 2014

written by
Angus Peart

Winds across the world

For those who can’t get enough wind data or are planning to fly round the world, now you have the perfect source for your flight planning. The current and forecast wind for the entire planet.

http://earth.nullschool.net/

It shows current and forecast winds over the entire world! Note that in the hectopascals unit of pressure altitude, 850 hpa is about 5000 feet msl, 700 hpa is about 10,000 feet msl, and 500 hpa is about 18,000 feet msl. Just click on “earth” to change the settings.