It was a flight by DePaul University (the one in Chicago). They did get caught up in a storm and lost most of their initial ascent speed (1000 ft/min).Message 1 of 4 , Jun 23View SourceIt was a flight by DePaul University (the one in Chicago). They did get caught up in a storm and lost most of their initial ascent speed (1000 ft/min). After spending about two hours in the storm and enduring five down and up cycles, the balloon left the storm and resumed climbing at 1000 ft/min until it burst at almost 50 kft.Howard, KC9QBN
From: Mark Conner <mconner1@...>
To: Mike Manes <mrmanes@...>
Cc: GPSL list <GPSL@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2013 3:44 PM
Subject: Re: [GPSL] strange balloon flight today
It's in an area of rain behind some thunderstorms. I wonder if the balloon had low free lift and rain is weighing it down. Anyway, doesn't look like a good place for a manned balloon to fly.
- MarkOn Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 2:41 PM, Mike Manes <mrmanes@...> wrote:
Probably a hot air balloon?
- Mike W5VSI
On 6/22/13 1:08 PM, Mark Conner wrote:
Has gone through a few up and down cycles between about 5000 ft and
73 de Mark N9XTN