Hydrogen Balloon Launch

BRIAR CHAPEL, Chapel Hill, NC – Danny Bowman launched a hydrogen balloon from Windy Knoll Circle with the help of friend and neighbor Jared Sabater.

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As the balloon headed Eastward above Briar Chapel Parkway carrying a payload of three GoPro cameras attached to lunchbox the GPS tracking device attached to the 40 foot string snagged on a tree branch and the balloon sailed off over Jordan Lake and beyond with no way to track it.

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Read Danny Bowman description of the missing payload on his blog.

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This video of the launch was recorded from a DJI Phantom quadra-copter:

UPDATE June 4, 2014

The Daily Record, Dunn, N.C. Friday May 23, 2014 published my photo without giving me credit as the photographer. I had given them permission to publish it as long as they give me credit for the photo:

http://aerialvideophotographer.com/pdf/hydrogenballoon.pdf

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