Hbal356??


#1

Not sure what this flight is, other than to speculate that it is a hot air balloon, 53,500 ft 19 Kts, does anyone know anything about this flight?

ICV518 (tracklog) LX-FCL 21 491 33,000 53° 114 Los Angeles Intl (KLAX)
UAL1910 (tracklog) N77518 B738 26 426 37,975 261° 82 Denver Intl (KDEN) San Francisco Intl (KSFO)
AAL136 (tracklog) N729AN B77W 34 503 33,000 48° 35 Los Angeles Intl (KLAX) London Heathrow (LHR / EGLL)
DAL525 (tracklog) N803DN B739 39 438 34,000 296° 82 Hartsfield-Jackson Intl (KATL) Seattle-Tacoma Intl (KSEA)
NAX7096 (tracklog) B789 42 492 37,000 40° 64 Los Angeles Intl (KLAX) London Gatwick (LGW / EGKK)
AAL709 (tracklog) N568UW A321 52 433 31,975 255° 58 Philadelphia Intl (KPHL) San Francisco Intl (KSFO)
SWA1343 (tracklog) N8626B B738 89 426 38,000 273° 95 Chicago Midway Intl (KMDW) Salt Lake City Intl (KSLC)

**HBAL356 (tracklog) 112 19 53,500 93° 134 Near Lander, WY Near Lander, WY **

JBU801 (tracklog) N705JB A320 116 430 30,350 270° 66 Orlando Intl (KMCO) Salt Lake City Intl (KSLC)
AAL1622 (tracklog) N901NN B738 117 410 36,000 259° 92 Chicago O’Hare Intl (KORD) San Francisco Intl (KSFO)
WJA1118 (tracklog) C-GXRW B738 361 431 38,000 244° 123 Toronto Pearson Int’l (CYYZ) McCarran Intl (KLAS)
SWA2624 (tracklog) N8643A B738 405 427 37,975 256° 82 Chicago Midway Intl (KMDW) San Francisco Intl (KSFO)
FFT665 (tracklog) N232FR A320 842 442 34,000 260° 89 Denver Intl (KDEN) San Francisco Intl (KSFO)
FFT794 (tracklog) N202FR A320 867 479 35,025 126° 167 Portland Intl (KPDX) Denver Intl (KDEN)
NKS424 (tracklog) N601NK A320 1064 453 35,000 61° 111 Los Angeles Intl (KLAX) Minneapolis/St Paul Intl (KMSP)
UPS941 (tracklog) N304UP B763 1157 488 33,025 89° 159 San Jose Int’l (KSJC) Louisville Intl (KSDF)
FDX1605 (tracklog) N129FE B763 1179 483 35,025 82° 145 Metropolitan Oakland Intl (KOAK) Indianapolis Intl (KIND)
FDX1223 (tracklog) N590FE MD11 1286 514 37,025 126° 159 Seattle-Tacoma Intl (KSEA) Memphis Intl (KMEM)
CFG63 (tracklog) D-ABUL B763 1292 459 33,000 48° 122 McCarran Intl (KLAS) Frankfurt Int’l (FRA / EDDF)
UPS945 (tracklog) N315UP B763 1305 491 35,025 90° 153 Metropolitan Oakland Intl (KOAK) Louisville Intl (KSDF)

flightaware.com/live/flight/HBAL … 0422/0347Z


#2

HiBal is an acronym for high altitude balloon, so I think your balloon idea is correct. There should be a NOTAM about it out there somewhere, and if I find it I’ll post it.


#3

Not much in google
HBAL356
live-military-mode-s.eu/unkown2.php?start=0
BA1029 2016-04-22 09:05:08.000 HBAL356 Denver, CO, US


#4

Didn’t find a ref to that one. Here are some of the regs governing them. Maybe you can find a link to someone who has the info.
community.balloonchallenge.org/t … us-faa/676


#5

HIBAL are all high altitude balloons,released by Google,all i know it is PROJECT LOON and it has something to do with internet connections in places where you typically can not get coverage,so that will give you a starting point,search Google PROJECT LOON.


#6

Cool, will check into it, thanks all