Re: [GPSL] Forecast for Friday and Saturday
- The airspace around Wichita is actually class C (Class A is everywhere
from FL180 to FL600). And, as I recall, the area around McConnell is
simply an alert area because of the heavies going in an out of there.
There are no gunnery ranges or restricted areas - in fact that side of
town is quite rich in GA traffic coming off of Jabarra and ?Beech? Field.
As for avoiding populations, that's a nice thought but impossible. If a
payload is destined to cause damage, it's going to cause as much damage
to a farm house as it is in downtown Wichita.
I'm not advocating projecting a flight to land in downtown Wichita, all
I'm saying is that this is a business of calculated risks. We run the
risk of causing thousands of dollars in damages and even death the
INSTANT we let go of the capsule. Besides, I'm not convinced that our
predictions are good enough to be that picky. At best, PT has had +/- 2
miles, which is more than enough to be inside or outside of 95% of the
towns in Kansas.
Mike Manes wrote:
>Have you marked out the Class A airspace around Wichita airport and
>the McConnell AFB A-683 resticted area as "no fly zones" for GPSL?
>73 de Mike W5VSI
>> At the moment, Sunflower should be OK as the forecast tracks will be to the south or southeast but not as far as Wichita. It's possible, though, that we'd have to use McPherson if the upper winds get a little stronger.