UTARC Spirit of Knoxville II launch Jan 2/3
- Below is the announcement sent out this evening. We plan to launch on
Wednesday night at 9PM Eastern (0200 GMT 1/3) and our path prediction
looks to follow UX-19 going off the coast of NC/SC area before making a
turn north towards Europe some time after crossing the coast into open
Please feel free to pass this info on to any groups interested.
Happy New Year to one and all. UTARC is pleased to announce its first
trans-Atlantic balloon attempt, the Spirit of Knoxville II. It is our
intention to launch from Knoxville Downtown Island Airport at 02:00 UTC
January 3 (9:00 PM EST January 2). Local visitors are welcome to come
to the launch. Here is a Google map of the launch location:
We also invite everyone to follow along with our new, enhanced live
tracking system at:
Also, we are pleased to announce our new alert system, which allows you
to sign up for email alerts when various flight conditions are met.
Visit this site for more information:
DTRC users, we need your help! The DTRC status page
(http://dtrc.utarc.org/status.php) will be updated soon with more
detailed information. Your help is vital to our success. If you have
any questions, just email us.
Thanks again, and Happy New Year!
The UTARC Team
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