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Thread: Alan Eustace's record breaking high altitude jump, as tracked on FR24!

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    Alan Eustace's record breaking high altitude jump, as tracked on FR24!

    Hi all

    I've done a bit of digging through playback this morning. I've found that FR24 tracked the balloon of Alan Eustace as it took him to the jump altitude - jump reported on here http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/25/sc...cord.html?_r=3

    The location and time is correct, and the altitude is far higher than any aircraft or even bizjets, of course excluding U-2s etc. The reg tracks back to a balloon owned by Paragon Space Development, which is the company which made the jump possible - source: http://www.regosearch.com/aircraft/us/508LJ

    Well, that's enough talking, here's the screenshot:-



    And here's a link to the playback:- http://www.flightradar24.com/2014-10...N508LJ/4a61642

    Thanks for looking, hope this is of interest

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    Nice catch KyleG! I will add the balloon to database.

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    From 135,890 feet!! Wow!!

    About the balloon.
    http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...mbertxt=N508LJ

    The Stratex info here.
    http://www.paragonsdc.com/stratex/

    satcom posted the PP gif screenshot of the flight.
    http://www.radarspotters.eu/forum/in...ic,8158.0.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalBrian View Post
    From 135,890 feet!! Wow!!

    About the balloon.
    http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...mbertxt=N508LJ

    The Stratex info here.
    http://www.paragonsdc.com/stratex/
    Doesn't Alan Eustace have his own ADS-B registration - It would have been good to see his plot too!

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    wow verry nice find there kyleg.
    didnt think it would show up on the fr24 map

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