Flight Predictor


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Prediction Input

Prediction Name:
Tracker Callsign:
NOAA GFS Forecast:
(yyyymmddhh UTC) Defaults to latest avail.
Launch Latitude:
Launch Longitude:
Auto Launch Altitude:
(From Google Maps)
Launch Altitude:
Launch Time:
UTC Time
Enter up to 3 altitudes & ascent/descent rates for multiple predictions
(Filling all 9 boxes will result in 27 predictions)
Burst Altitude:
Balloon is Floater:
Float Time:
Ascent Rate:
Descent Rate:
Auto Touchdown Alt:
(From Google Maps)
Touchdown Altitude:
Save Text Field Button Target Div

Creating Prediction. Please wait...

Generate aprs.fi Overlay

Enter extra callsigns you want to track. Separate with commas. aprs.fi wildcards are OK
(example: KF7MVY-11,KF7MVY-3,WA0TJT-*)

Show Wind Area

Ruler: xxx.xx Miles

Flight Predictor

Copyright (c)2014 Jerry Gable (www.s3research.com)

Creative Commons License
Except as otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Special thanks to Keith Kaiser for inspiring this tool as well as supporting its development and testing.

Version: 08-06-2014 Beta

Thanks to the companies and individuals that developed the libraries used in this tool.

jQuery (http://jquery.com/). License: MIT License

jQWidgets (http://www.jqwidgets.com) License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License

GMAP3 Plugin for jQuery by DEMONTE Jean-Baptiste (http://gmap3.net). License: GPL v3 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html

OpenSave by Mike Gieson (www.gieson.com/). License: MIT License

Papa Parse by Matt Holt (https://github.com/mholt/jquery.parse). License: MIT License

date.js library by Matt Kruse (http://javascripttoolbox.com). License: MIT License

And of course none of this would be possible without Google Maps API v3

Debug Log

This can be used to figure out where things went wrong.
Output goes to Console in Developer Tools.

Delete Prediction
Click "OK" to delete selected prediction.
Load Local File
Select local file to load:
Select CSV Format:
Prediction Name:
Tracker Callsign:
Fill prediction info from flight data.