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    Google Project Loon Balloons over United States

    Google Project Loon Balloons over United States.

    These flying in California west of Reno, Nevada.
    http://www.flightradar24.com/39.5,-120.31/10

    HBAL10 (700022)
    http://www.flightradar24.com/HBAL10/

    HBAL10 (700020)
    http://www.flightradar24.com/HBAL10/

    HBAL189 (700019)
    http://www.flightradar24.com/HBAL189

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    You can also use this link to watch only the Google Balloon's using the callsigns HBAL , HIBAL on the map.

    http://www.flightradar24.com/simple_...ign=HBAL,HIBAL
    Last edited by SoCalBrian; 2014-05-09 at 21:22.

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    Does anyone have any real info on these. I saw one on fr 2 days ago and now have seen three. One apparently flew over my house last night. The flight patterns seem somewhat controlled. One flew down over sacramento and then headed back up and another flew directly over reno then changed course. I know it could be the wind changing but some of the turns are odd. I goggled one the other day and some dude has a vid on youtube calling these drones. I had a feeling that they were balloons when I first saw the speed and alt.
    How does socalbrian know that these are related to google?

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    Some Nevada info on the 3rd post on this thread.
    It talks about Google's balloon FCC license for some of the equipment it was carrying for those months.
    http://www.radarspotters.eu/forum/in...ic,7891.0.html

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    Thanks Brian. How accurate are the fr24 elevation readings? IT showed the balloon landing about 45 mins away from my house in a feild. I was almost going to drive to the area and see if it was being worked on. One of them is said to be at 500feet in the black rock desert now. Pretty remote area to be landing a balloon so I am thinking it might be a false reading

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    Article in the Reno newspaper about the Google Balloons.

    http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2014/0...oogle/9636031/

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    Sweet. Thanks for the article. I hope to be able to see one sometime.

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    4 loons over Northern Nevada tonight.

    HBAL300 (Mode-S Hex 700162)
    HBAL301 (Mode-S Hex 700163)
    HBAL302 (Mode-S Hex 700164)
    HBAL23 (Mode-S Hex 700165)

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    Cool

    Might be the Google California campus building for Project LOON testing area.
    Mode-S Hex: 777777 was logged in that area with Callsign TST001

    Google-Loon-TestingBuilding.png

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