Re: KN4IUD-11 Florida Ballon northbound out of P A

Lynn Deffenbaugh

This is not likely a passenger balloon, but a High Altitude Balloon.  In this case, it became a "floater" where the weight of the payload and the lift of the balloon balanced out to not ascend to burst altitude.  Many HABs shoot up to 90-100,000 feet where they burst and the payload plummets back to the ground.  This could stay up for days or weeks.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 4/20/2019 11:02 PM, Glenn OConnor kf0ed@... [aprsisce] wrote:

At that altitude, it would require some sort of oxygen provision. Hadn't this been of 12+ hours duration? I hope the pilot is alive. Also, the temperature is brrrrrr.😱

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