Great Plains
Super Launch

The premier High Altitude Ballooning Experience

Coming Summer 2021!!
Dates to be decided soon...
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About the Event

Great Plains Super Launch is the premier high altitude ballooning event in North America.  Started in 2001 by Paul Verhage, this annual event will be celebrating its 20ths 19th year.  Hosted in various locations around the midwest, GPSL attracts the brightest and most innovative amateur balloonists from the US and abroad.

2020 Symposium Venue

The details for the 2021 Great Plains Super Launch are still being finalized. Please check back in a few weeks for updates..

Dates

Dates are To Be Determined...

Event Registration

GPSL attendees are required to pre-register.

Event registration is closed for 2020. Check back soon for information about the 2021 event!!!

GPSL Groups.io Reflector

  • Re: Historical data

    Great Plains Super Launch Feb 12, 2021 | 19:52 pm

    Re: Historical data Ok. Good luck on that. Luis E.Pacheco / Editor lep@... StratoCat - History and present of the use of stratospheric balloons in the fields of science, military and aerospace https://stratocat.com.ar/indexe.html

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  • Re: Historical data

    Great Plains Super Launch Feb 12, 2021 | 19:50 pm

    The objects over Kansas City were definately at 2,900 feet. They were first under the clouds, then cloud cover came in and partially covered them. We have a record of that at wunderground.com. The videos taken were clearly of objects[…]

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  • Re: Historical data

    Great Plains Super Launch Feb 12, 2021 | 17:45 pm

    Re: Historical data The balloons I refer to were never flying so low (2.900 feet) Don't know if it was a typo or not in your message but they moved between 60.000 and 70.000 ft well above air traffic. The wind can be tricky. You can[…]

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  • Re: Historical data

    Great Plains Super Launch Feb 12, 2021 | 17:30 pm

    Thank you for the information, Luis. Can these types of balloons remain stationary at 2,900 feet for hours?  I thought they moved with the wind.

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  • Re: Historical data

    Great Plains Super Launch Feb 12, 2021 | 16:34 pm

    Re: Historical data Hi Margie. I think you are looking for information on the two white objects that appeared that day in the city. The probable origin were two Thunderhead balloons of the three launched from Cumberland (Maryland) the previous day which crossed the US[…]

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  • Historical data

    Great Plains Super Launch Feb 12, 2021 | 15:58 pm

    Where can I find historical data for balloon launches?  Looking for June 20, 2019 over Kansas City, Missouri from 2 pm to 9 pm. Thank you!-- Margie KayMissouri MUFON Assistant State DirectorWebmaster - Newsletter Editor - EducationKansas City, Missouri816-833-1602 (office)

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  • Re: Needs some help in Nigeria

    Great Plains Super Launch Feb 2, 2021 | 17:21 pm

    Thank you Chuck. That was a good idea!We'll reach out to him./73KK6UUQ-- "A posse ad esse."Ted TagamiCEO & Co-founderMagnitude.io+1 510 684 9773http://www.linkedin.com/in/tagami

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  • Lawn chair Larry

    Great Plains Super Launch Feb 2, 2021 | 16:43 pm

    A man with a dream that many of us remember.A Boy with a Dream Became a Man with Balloons. Meet Lawn Chair Larry - Page 14 of 21 - Fresh EditsA Boy with a Dream Became a Man with Balloons.[…]

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  • Re: Needs some help in Nigeria

    Great Plains Super Launch Feb 1, 2021 | 23:40 pm

    Ted,I did a search on QRZ.com and found almost no hams in Nigeria.  One of the few that did turn up was Bert/WB6QCS who operates from there as 5N7RSB.  I suggest you look him up in the Callbook or QRZ,[…]

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  • Needs some help in Nigeria

    Great Plains Super Launch Jan 29, 2021 | 16:25 pm

    Does anyone know, or can anyone recommend a ham in Nigeria? I am working with a group to launch balloons around the world on the equinox for education. A group has reached out from Nigeria but they do not have[…]

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