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rocketboy [Do I need to get permission to launch a weather balloon in the UK?]
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 ===== Do I need to get permission to launch a weather balloon in the UK? ===== ===== Do I need to get permission to launch a weather balloon in the UK? =====
  
-In the UK, permission for weather balloon flights is granted by the CAA, to get permission you need to fill in this [[https://​apply.caa.co.uk/​CAAPortal/​terms-and-conditions.htm?​formCode=BAL|CAA Permit Request]] ​with at least 28 days in advance (even earlier if possible). To fill in the application you will need the latitude & longitude of the launch site, which you can get from [[http://​maps.google.com/​|Google Maps]]. Due to the changeable UK weather it is worth applying for a '​window'​ of possible launch times - such as a couple of weekends.+In the UK, permission for weather balloon flights is granted by the CAA, to get permission you need to fill in this [[https://​apply.caa.co.uk/​CAAPortal/​terms-and-conditions.htm?​formCode=BAL|CAA Permit Request]] at least 28 days in advance (even earlier if possible). To fill in the application you will need the latitude & longitude of the launch site, which you can get from [[http://​maps.google.com/​|Google Maps]]. Due to the changeable UK weather it is worth applying for a '​window'​ of possible launch times - such as a couple of weekends.
  
 The CAA will send you a permit document if you have been granted permission to launch - it normally contains some form of co-ordination instructions with a local airfield that need to be followed before launch. You must be in receipt of a Permit before you can launch. ​ The CAA will send you a permit document if you have been granted permission to launch - it normally contains some form of co-ordination instructions with a local airfield that need to be followed before launch. You must be in receipt of a Permit before you can launch. ​
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