During our high altitude balloon (weather balloon) flight, we experienced a close flyby over the Seneca Army Depot from a Boeing 777 operated by Qatar Airways (#713) which was en-route to Houston, TX and flying just 5,000 FT. below our payload at 36,000 FT. This is the footage captured from the onboard cameras of the event. All of our flights have NOTAMs filed with the FAA and coordination is performed with the local ARTCCs and airports to ensure safe operations.

The flight launched from Canandaigua, NY just outside of the Rochester New York area in the Finger Lakes region. The flight traveled to an altitude of 91,462 FT. and landed northwest of Cortland, NY.

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All of our flights have NOTAMs filed with the FAA and coordination is performed with the local ARTCCs and airports to ensure safe operations.

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To learn more about our Arduino based flight computer, APRS transmitter, RTTY radio transmitter, ham radio balloon tracking methods or any of our other onboard technology and data sensors; visit

OUR FLIGHT SYSTEMS:
Styrofoam Cooler:
Arduino MEGA:
Lightdow LD4000 Action Camera:
Rocketman Parachute:
Adafruit PowerBoost:
uBlox Neo 6M GPS:
DS18b20 Temperature Sensor:
Data Logging Shield:
BMP180 Pressure Sensor:
Piezo Speaker Alarm:
Orbtronics 18650 Lithium Ion Batteries:
Radar Reflector:

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Watch a full flight with beautiful views from launch to the stratosphere and back over Finger Lakes in NY:
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