New Photo: VWS8
|Balloon Size grams||Accent
|Local Time||Time UTC||Distance Traveled mi||Payload lbs||Decent|
|VWS-1||KF4KJQ-11||7/24/2004||14:29:00||Front Royal, VA||
|Front Royal, VA||16:47:17||2:18:17||1500||1050||Yes|
Notes: Balloon tangled with Parachute. Good photos taken
|VWS-2||KI4HAC-11||7/23/2005||14:03:00||Front Royal, VA||97848||Burr Hill, VA||16:36:50||2:33:50||1500||1100||Yes|
Notes: Lands in tree in Field
|VWS-3||K4HTA-11||1/7/2006||14:55:00||Harrisonburg, VA||113074||Orange, VA||17:26:45||2:31:45||1500||1000|| Yes
Notes: Lands in tall tree, recovered 6 days later, w/Photos
|VWS-4||K4HTA-11||7/22/2006||14:30:00||Front Royal, VA||125000||Sprintfield WV||18:38:11||4:08:11||3000||850||Yes|
Notes: Impact at launch shut down all radios and sensors No Data Collected *Flight outline is estimated. Package found by farmer in field near Springfield, WV and returned.
|VWS-5||K4XY-11||12/22/2007||15:21:04||Strasburg, VA||83202||Vienna, VA||17:08:52||1:47:48||1500||1400||Yes|
Notes: Flight over homes of teams and lands in tree in Vienna, VA, 2 blocks from some team members homes, 4 Hrs to retrieve
|VWS-6||K4HTA-11||2/16/2008||15:03:00||Strasburg, VA||96772||Watertown, MD||17:01:44||1:58:44||1500||1400||Yes|
Notes: Near Space Explorers, Seed experiment, Lands in water
|VWS-7||K4HTA-11||12/6/2008||15:16:00||Strasburg, VA||87944||Sparks, MD||17:09:00||1:53:00||1200||1400||Yes|
Notes: Lands in tree, Sparks, MD
|VWS-8||K4HTA-11||5/1/2010||13:34:00||Strasburg, VA||117877||Oxen Hill, Md||15:58:00||2:24:00||3000||1150||Yes|
Notes: A very successful flight and recovery. HacDC participation, Good photos taken, Max altitude from K4XY-11 datalogger
The following are downloads that you can use with Balloon Track, or
WX Sounding - weather sounding at time of flight from nearby airport. Right-Click and Save. Use with Balloon Track, "Open" file feature to run predictions. Assumes you have Balloon Track configured with the corresponding launch location and burst altitude.
APRS flight - APRS data Right-Click and Save. Use with "Packet Data" "Packet Terminal" feature to "Open Simulation" with this file with Balloon Track using this real data. This will allow you to rerun the data and watch the flight progress in Balloon Track.
Google Earth- *.KML file that you can use to view the tracks in 3D, if you have GoogleEarth installed. If GoogleEarth doesn't open automatically when you click the link, then copy the URL from your browser. Open GoogleEarth and use the File open menu and paste the link as the file to open. If you Right-Click the link to save the file, be sure to save with the file extension "kml" and not "htm".
To quickly see a larger image of the pictures of the flight tracks below, simply click on the picture. And use the browser "Back" to return to this page.
|VWS1 WX Sounding APRS flight Google Earth||VWS2 WX Sounding APRS flight Google Earth|
|VWS3 WX Sounding APRS flight Google Earth||VWS4 WS Sounding APRS flight Google Earth|
|VWS5 WX Sounding APRS flight Google Earth||VWS6 WX Sounding APRS flight Google Earth|
|VWS7 WX Sounding APRS flight Google Earth||VWS8 WS Sounding APRS flight Google Earth K4XY-11 log|
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