Electronic Noticeboard
Jury Report to the Competition Event Director
Posted: 22 July 2023 - 13:32

Jury Report for 2023 USWNC 

Yellow PZs 0584A, 0584B and 0482
Posted: 20 July 2023 - 20:28

PZ 0584A Yellow.plt

PZ 0584B Yellow.plt

PZ 0482 Yellow.plt 

General Briefing Notes
Posted: 17 July 2023 - 21:05

General Briefing Notes 

New Rule - 12.11.3
Posted: 16 July 2023 - 12:51

Please see the formal request, and jury approval, of rule 12.11.3. The new rule is as follows:

12.11.3 If no mark has been achieved the competitor will be scored to her next mark in time or landing position, whichever is best.

Request to Add Rule 12.11.3

Jury Approval of Rule 12.11.3

Red Road PZ Policy
Posted: 12 July 2023 - 17:06

The ground level for all Red Road PZs will be considered 1,000' MSL. 

Penalties will be assessed within a 250' (approx. 76.2 meters) radius "dome" (white semi circle) from the centerline.

Minimum altitude required over the centerline will be 1,250' MSL

FAA Approved Documents
Posted: 12 July 2023 - 16:28

Certificate of Waiver and Special Provisions 

Balloon Competition Operations Manual 

Official Competition Map and Digital Files
Posted: 30 June 2023 - 10:44

2023 USWNC Official Map and Digital Files (Dropbox link hosted by BalloonMaps/Todd Fisher)

2023 USWNC Custom Google Map (For use as a satellite reference for pilots, crew and staff)

2023 USWNC Competition Rules
Posted: 1 June 2023 - 17:46

2023 USWNC Competition Rules FINAL 

Balloon Live Resources
Posted: 11 May 2023 - 12:29

The Logger used in this Event is the FAI Balloon Live App (BLA) with a connected Balloon Live Sensor (BLS). 

Each competitor will need to supply their own smart device (phone or tablet) that is Wi-Fi capable at the very least. A dedicated device so that the BLA can run in the foreground at all times is highly recommended. The BLA, which is available for iOS and Android, must be installed by each competitor beforehand on their own device. For those competitors who do not have their own BLS, one will be available for rent from the HACD at check-in by Event Staff.

Every competitor MUST  familiarize themselves with the set up and use of the App and Sensor prior to the competition.

The following resources are available:

FAI Balloon Live On Facebook
BLS User Manual
BLS Quick Reference Guide
BLS Latest Firmware

Email: support@balloonlive.org

2023 USWNC Pilot Schedule and Jury Members
Posted: 11 May 2023 - 12:11

2023 USWNC Pilot Schedule (updated 5/11/2023 v2)

Lynn Sullivan, Jury President (on-site)

Mike Gilligan, Jury Member (on-site)

Holly Pfeifer, Jury Member (off-site)

2023 US Women's National Championship Accepted and Waiting List Pilots
Posted: 17 March 2023 - 12:45
2023 USWNC Accepted and Waiting List Pilots (updated 3/21/2023)
2023 US Women's National Championship Application and Invitation Order List
Posted: 1 February 2023 - 16:03

2023 US Women's National Championship Pilot Application (late applications will be accepted in the order they are received to maintain a suitable waiting list)

2023 Women's Nationals Invitation Order List (per 2021, latest published, BFA/HACD Policies & Procedures utilizing the 2022 NEL)