Sean Kavanagh - Technology in Ballooning
Sean Kavanagh is not only a manufacturer of balloons at Kavanagh Balloons, but he is also the creator of oziTarget, one of the most popular ballooning applications used by competitive and non-competitive pilots.
In this episode Sean and Andrew discuss the evolution of technology in ballooning. They look at how to best tack advantage of technology regardless of if you are a competitor or a casual pilot.
Andrew and Sean beta testing OziTarget a couple of years ago.
Below are some links to some of the technologies Sean and Andrew discuss during the episode.
oziTarget has been designed to extend the features of Oziexplorer so that balloon pilots have the tools they need for planning and executing complicated competition tasks.
The official web site for the OziExplorer GPS Mapping Software which runs on your PC or laptop for trip planning and will work with most GPS receivers for real time tracking of GPS position (Moving Map) and Garmin, Magellan and Lowrance GPS receivers for the upload/download of waypoints, routes and tracks.
Hot Air app
Hot Air is a flight logging and tracking application made especially for hot air balloon pilots! It's like having a log book and data recorder in your pocket! Hot air is loaded with lots of different features; many based on pilot feedback from around the world.
Windsond is a weather balloon system for an immediate view of local conditions at different altitudes. The focus on portability and low operating costs makes it perfect for frequent use in the field.