Pico Balloon AA6DY was launched on September 3rd 2022 from Willow Hill Golf Course in Northbrook, Illinois. AA6DY made its first Circumnavigation around the World on September 24th 2022 after 21 days and 7 hours of flight. Now after 51 days and 7 hours of flight, AA6DY has Circumnavigated the World the second time, going to sleep over Grid EM52 near the Alabama border at 21:22 UTC.
AA6DY woke at 14:52 UTC at Grid EL11ic just north of Austin, Texas, at an altitude of 14,300 meters, 46,904 feet.
Our NOAA “Best Guess” shows AA6DY heading east of Puerto Rico on October 28th 2022. Our Locate and Track page has been updated for 84 hour NOAA Trajectory model, Ventusky and Sondehub.
K9YO woke at 11:48 UTC at Grid HO35PN between Greenland and Iceland, flying at an altitude at 12,180 meters, 39,950 feet. Our NOAA “Best Guess” shows that K9YO will be near France on October 28th. The Locate and Track page has been updated for the 84 hour NOAA Trajectory model, Ventusky, and Sondehub. K9YO is on the 2nd lap around the world.
K9YO after 13 days and 22 hours is on the 2nd lap around the world and AA6DY after 51 days and 7 hours is on the 3rd lap around the world. 73, Cary KD9ITO
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Congratulations on completing lap number two and to K9YO for completing its first lap. It great to see our balloons enduring their lengthy journeys and still reporting at great altitudes. Both look like they are doing well and will keep going for a long time.
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