Weather & Other Links, Mainly of Interest to Pilots


VISITING PILOTS:

If you plan on flying in or around the vicinity of Topeka, please contact us at info@thegpbc.com We would like to fly with you, crew for you, or share some information about our flying area.


Local Weather Quick Links (Other Areas HERE)

Air Sports - FORBES

Blastvalve LAMP - FORBES

WUnder - FORBES

Carlton - FORBES

BFA RUC Winds - FORBES

Observations - FORBES

NWS Planner

Air Sports - BILLARD

Blastvalve LAMP - BILLARD

WUnder - BILLARD

Carlton - BILLARD

BFA RUC Winds - BILLARD

Observations - BILLARD

NWS Maps


Please send suggested links for this page to info@thegpbc.com.


Click HERE to remind you why you should tie off for EVERY inflation.


Weather Links

DUATS on the Web  -  Get your official, FAA certified briefing online rather than calling 1-800-WXBRIEF.

NWS Topeka's Balloon Forecast - Developed for us by our friends at the local forecast office (THANKS A LOT!!)    *info

Air Sports  -  KFOE  -  KTOP  - Detailed aviation minded local 3 day weather forecast page.

Blastvalve  -  KFOE  -  KTOP  -  Layout and information similar to Air Sports, made for balloonists, by balloonists.

Blastvalve LAMP  -  KFOE  -  KTOP  -  Localized Aviation MOS Program hour by hour forecast for the next 25 hours.

Weather Underground  -  KFOE  -  KTOP  -  Current conditions, 7 day forecasts and access to PWS reports all over the city.

Ryan Carlton  -  KFOE  -  KTOP  -  Detailed 5 hour temperature, wind direction, and wind speed forecast.

BFA RUC Winds - KFOE - KTOP - Detailed 5 hour temperature, wind direction and wind speed forecast.

NWS Observations  -  KFOE  -  KTOP  -  Hourly weather observations for the last 3 days.

NWS Activity Planner  -  Graphical 7 day forecast with editable inputs, click on the chart for the tubular display.

NWS Maps  - Portal to NOAA's national maps and regional information.

NWS Graphical Forecast  -  Usually updated every hour, interactive graphical weather forecast.

Intellicast  -  Detailed hourly weather forecasts and current conditions.

The Weather Channel  -  Local weather observations, conditions, and forecasts provided by TWC.

 

Sectional, Airspace, & Map Links

SkyVector - Shows current weather conditions for airports along with detailed sectional charts.

Avn WX - Shows current weather conditions for airports and other weather stations.

Lloyd Bailey - State by state 3D views of airspace in Google Earth.


Continuing Education

 

Balloon Flying Handbook (FAA)

BFA Weather - Sources and information

Cloud Types

PilotFriend  - Tips for reading sectional charts


Insurance

 

IMC Balloon Agency

The Schantz Agency


Forms & Reference Materials

 

NTSB Form 6120.1  -  Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report

NASA Form ARC 277B  -  When and why should you use this form?  Find out HERE


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