Noticeboard - Latest Posts
Jury Report to the Competition Event Director
22 Jul 2023
Yellow PZs 0584A, 0584B and 0482
20 Jul 2023
General Briefing Notes
17 Jul 2023
New Rule - 12.11.3
16 Jul 2023

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
12 Jul 2023

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
12 Jul 2023
Official Competition Map and Digital Files
30 Jun 2023

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
1 Jun 2023
Going Digital Help and Ozi Target Instructional Videos
17 May 2023
Balloon Live Resources
11 May 2023

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


2023 USWNC Pilot Schedule and Jury Members
11 May 2023

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
17 Mar 2023
2023 US Women's National Championship Application and Invitation Order List
1 Feb 2023

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)