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Step 1: Check for compliance with 14 CFR part 101.1-.39 (attached)

Step 2:  Determine likely place and time of launch

Step 3: Determine Date of Launch with appropriate lead time

            ex. launching & landing in Oakland air space call 7 days in advance.

Step 4: Record place of launch in ddd° mm.mmm’ (Salt Lake Air Control Center)

                                                  & ddd° mm’ ss.s’’  (FAA regional control)

Step 5: Look on Low Altitude map L7 and determine which air centers to call

 

Before calling have

 

1.  Balloon Identification (callsign  i.e. KD7UZM-11)

2.  Time & Date

3.  Latitude and Longitude

4.  Max. Altitude and Flight Duration

5.  Time balloon will reach 60,000 ft

6.  Bearing and distance to landing sight

7.  Balloon size

8.  Payload information (size, weight)

9.  Distance and direction from VOR (Lovelock) [Reno only]

 

Air Centers

 

Oakland (10 days notice)

Rich Sepulveda (510) 745-3809

Fax: (510) 745-3620

e-mail:

 

Salt Lake (10 days notice)

Kevin Phinney (801) 320-2535

John Rush (801) 320-2532 (backup)

Fax: (801) 320-2404

 

FAA (call when notifying air centers) (10 working days)

Bill Riservato (310) 725-6555

Fax: (310) 725-6817 attn: Bill Riservato

e-mail:

 

Reno Flight Service (72 hrs-8hrs)

784-5048

 

Day of Launch

Notify nearest air traffic control center no later than 6 hours prior to launch

 

Notify flight service when the balloon is on the ground as soon as phones are available