November 22nd 2022, AA6DY on the way to Africa and K9YO came back from the missing, and Circumnavigates a Third time

First reporting the big news. After reporting Pico Balloon K9YO Missing in Action. K9YO woke on November 22nd 2022 at 16:00 UTC at Grid EN36MU, just west of Duluth, Minnesota. K9YO reported at an altitude of 12,540 meters, 41,525 feet.

K9YO on November 22nd 2022 at Grid EN36MU, near Deluth, Minnesota altitude 41,525 feet

At 19:40 UTC, Pico Balloon K9YO reported at Grid EN56RK

Pico Balloon K9YO was launched on October 10th 2022 from Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville, Illinois. After flying 43 Days and 2 Hours, Pico Balloon K9YO Circumnavigates the World a Third time.

K9YO November 22nd 2022 Circumnavigates the World a Third time

Our “Best Guess” is that Pico Balloon K9YO will be near Poland around November 26th 2022.

“Best Guess” for K9YO around November 26th 2022

Pico Balloon AA6DY reported at Grid HJ71hh at 10:54 UTC over the North Atlantic Ocean, flying at an altitude of 14,420 meters, 47,298 feet.

AA6DY at Grid HJ71hh, altitude 47,298 feet

Our “Best Guess” is that Pico Balloon AA6DY will be near Chad, Central Africa around November 25th 2022.

“Best Guess” for AA6DY around November 25th 2022

Please visit our Locate and Track page for the 84 hour NOAA Hysplit Model, Ventusky for Wind Speed and Direction and APRS for both our balloons.

Congratulations to the NIBBB Team for another Circumnavigation.

One thought on “November 22nd 2022, AA6DY on the way to Africa and K9YO came back from the missing, and Circumnavigates a Third time

  1. Congratulations K9YO for completing lap number 3 and heading towards Europe on lap 4.

    We seem to be covering the world with our dual hemisphere balloons. AA6DY will be floating over central Africa, while K9YO will be over Europe.

    It’s great to see both balloons continue their NIBBB record setting flights.

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