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Weather Info

Explanations of the tools below and more

Introduction to weather for ultralight pilots

NWS forecast Southeast OK

NWS hourly forecast Southeast OK

Mesonet station Wister, OK – current conditions

Poteau, OK – current conditions at the Poteau airport

Kiamichi – current conditions near Panorama launch

WeatherLink station at Buffalo Mtn – requires a free logon (more info)

MesoWest stations Ouachita Mountains – current conditions

Guide to safe flying

Weather for Aircrews – Basic weather info for non-professionals

Pivotal Weather – an outstanding site for anything weather but it requires some work and know-how

SPC Balloon Soundings (every 12 hours)

UoW Balloon Soundings – usually available before the SPC soundings for 72364 (ELP)

NOAA Satellite image of moisture and clouds over the USA

Windy – animated map of winds and other data over the surface of the world

Wind History Map – actual vs. forecasts

Weather Spark – monthly, daily, and hourly graphical reports anywhere on earth

SkyVector Aeronautical Chart – road maps of the sky including TFR's

Current and Future Events

Fall 2022

Introductory videos and information about paragliding.

Training month of September

On schedule – please contact us for training locations, cancelations, weather issues, and/or dates.

Some Recent Events

Friday June 3 - Panorama

Moderate temperatures, buoyant air, gentle winds from the northeast all made flying at Panorama another one of those magic times we have in the region.  A gaggle of about 15 pilots enjoyed flying until dark.  Yours truly top landed for the first time - something the launch does not encourage because of its small size and the problem of rotor and turbulence, especially if the winds are more northerly.

paragliding at Panorma,OK

paragliding at Panorma,OK

paragliding at Panorma,OK

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