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Commercial Pilot Take a UFO Over Medellin? Viva Air Flight

Old 6th Feb 2020, 12:32
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Commercial Pilot Take a UFO Over Medellin? Viva Air Flight

Just found this video on the ufoofinterest channel on YouTube.

Even if is yet to be determined, it is a very interesting sighting; if not just for the safety and security implications.

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Old 6th Feb 2020, 12:44
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Just a weird looking balloon.
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Old 6th Feb 2020, 12:48
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Just a weird looking balloon.
yes looks like...didnt imagine that a baloon like those could climb up to 30000 feet.
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There are weather balloons that go over 100000 feet.
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Old 6th Feb 2020, 15:22
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Probably another one of these, 2020 version. Looks quite similar to the balloon in the video too.

https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/ar...lloon-mystery/
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Originally Posted by BRUpax View Post
Probably another one of these, 2020 version. Looks quite similar to the balloon in the video too.

https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/ar...lloon-mystery/
It doesn't look like the same .. but I am not a weather balloon expert
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Question Balloons?

On the other hand, it was remarkably like something three of observed from the office of a particular three engine aircraft (known as "The Gripper") en route LHR-FBU many years ago. It crept up on us over Drammen, (day, VMC) 4000 ft, high speed descending, took up a position just off our starboard wing for a few minutes, then sheared off to the East at very high speed. It looked slightly larger than a cricket ball.
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If you slow the clip down you will notice the object turns over at one point and underneath, not unexpectedly, there she is: Julie Andrews!

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The Project Loon balloons go up to 60,000+ feet
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Old 6th Feb 2020, 19:07
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and don't forget about these ones. . . here in action over Peru


Last edited by DIBO; 6th Feb 2020 at 19:08. Reason: Chris2303 beat me to it, but without a nice screenshot :-)
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i think those areas must be clearly identified and secured from air traffic...isnt ?
Those balloons have a transponder you can even see the Mode S altitude on the photo you posted , seen the number of them ,currently in the air not an issue (yet )
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I wonder how many misses there are with weather balloons, an SR-71 crew recorded passing one in the cruise at close quarters, so about 70,000 ft or so.
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The altitude of the LOON is 62,000....
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Old 7th Feb 2020, 20:29
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Originally Posted by TheEdge View Post
yes looks like...didnt imagine that a baloon like those could climb up to 30000 feet.
Here is a picture from one at 75k
https://spaceweatherarchive.com/2020...pheric-clouds/
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Highest unmanned balloon 173,900 ft launched from Sanriku Balloon Center at Ofunato City, Iwate in Japan at 6:35 on May 23, 2002
Highest manned flight 24/10/2014: Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at the Google corporation, reached 135,906 ft in a helium balloon and then returned to earth via parachute jump
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I wonder how many misses there are with weather balloons, an SR-71 crew recorded passing one in the cruise at close quarters, so about 70,000 ft or so.
Don't know, but FWIW a few years back we just missed one by maybe 100-200 feet at 747 cruise altitude somewhere over the north east united States.;we were close enough to discern the the instrumentation package.
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