Thursday, March 27, 2008

The winds are getting better...finally

I've been running the Balloon Track program a few times a month since mid-November and this week is the first time I've seen a projected landing site that isn't in the Atlantic :) Balloon Track is still showing an estimated launch-to-landing distance of 142 miles though. That seems like a long way to try to keep up with a balloon when driving on random roads and through lots of small towns. Maybe our balloon will be very cooperative and stay directly over I-40 the whole way :) If this ends up being as good as the winds get then we'll have to think about having a launch crew in Asheboro and a chase crew somewhere East of I-95.

We'll keep checking the projected flight path and hopefully we'll be able to do a launch sometime in April or May.