High Altitude Balloon class will be running from January 4th through February 12th. We will plan on launching on February 6th with a back up launch date of February 13th. Thanks to PocketFinder, the Brainerd Ham Radio Club, The Brainerd School Foundation, Samsung and the many others who have supported our STEM class.
Flight one landed in Danbury, WI. You can see the payload got hung up in a small scrub oak tree. The payload reached a height of 104,685 feet!
Flight two landed in a tamarac swamp just south of McGregor, MN. This flight only made 27,000 feet before the balloon developed a small helium leak.
Flight three landed in Clearwater, MN in a newly planted corn field. The payload reached 85,000 feet before popping.
Flight four landed in Pierz, MN. A perfect launch and recovery. The kids could not have planned it better! We reached 82,438 feet!
Perfect landing. 10 miles south of Staples, MN! We were able to drive right ot the landing spot because of the Pocket Finder! Nice job PF!!!
Perfect flight. Perfect weather and perfect company! 113,080 feet! A new record for us!!!