Google Loon Now Flying

Last Friday morning, Google launched its latest flying Internet platform, a Google Loon from Winnemucca, Nevada.  The balloon (hence the name, “Google Loon”) rose quickly to an altitude of about 12 miles, and has drifted to north to the Canadian border, then northeast over Canada at an average speed of less than 20 kts/hr..  Right now, the Loon is a bit northwest of McLennan Lake in Saskatoon.  If you’re interested, you can track the Loon using, my tool of choice for such things.  Here’s my capture of the FlightRadar24 track on the Loon as of 4:05 p.m. on Monday (June 13, 2016).