Awards 2013

This is just for fun but it does celebrate the cool projects you are doing in the weather balloon world. It also shines a spot light on the cringe worthy rubbish people do as well.

Send your entries in by email to or leave a comment

There will be two catagories:-

Catagory 1 – The ‘High Five’

Please nominate the coolest or most inovative project or mission. You can nominate yourself or other people. The winner willl receive a ‘High Five’ and submissions must be in by December 30th 2013


1. Stratocaching flight 16th November 2013


2. Dressed to Chill by Dave Akerman

dressed to chill


Weather balloon gives RC plane a ride to space

Catagory 2 – The ‘Whoppie’

Please nominate the a mission or project that defies belief. It can misrepresent science, exagerate results, be a big white elephant, or be dangerous. The winner will receive a ‘Whoppie – cushion’. Submissions must be in by December 30th 2013




BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – Two independent filmmakers are asking for the public’s help to find their missing weather balloon.

Jacob Adams and Galen Olmsted launched the balloon from Preston Miller Park last Friday. Their GPS tracking system failed, sending their three cameras up and away. The cameras were inside a styrofoam container with an orange parachute attached.

The filmmakers hope someone finds the balloon since the price to relaunch will quickly add up.

“Yeah. It was about $120 per camera. There were three cameras and yeah I would say the whole thing cost me about $800. So the next launch would cost me around 400 or 500. I wouldn’t have as many cameras,” says Jacob Adams.

Adams says the balloon could have traveled anywhere from 40 to 250 miles away.

After seeing the news report it was clear that these two had put no planning into this flight at all.




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