DropTableAdventures - A high altitude balloon adventure - Project Horus Launch 60


Season Identifier S09E05
Original Filename horus.mov
Date Filmed 2023-08-20
Date Released 2023-08-23T08:00:05Z
Location(s) Mt Barker and Tailem Bend, SA
Notable Equipment A high altitude balloon
Camera(s) Used 2x GoPro Hero 8, GoPro Hero 11, Nikon Z Fc with 16-50 DX VR and Rode VideoMicro microphone
Software Used Final Cut Pro, Motion, mCallouts, OmniGraffle
Subscribers when released     693


A video about the high country was meant to be posted now, but with this balloon chase occurring on Sunday, a massive effort was embarked upon to get the video ready in time for this Wednesday upload slot for it to jump the queue to be able to be featured in an AREG blog post…

High country next time, I promise.

Series 9 I guess was rather short - two amateur radio videos, and three cycling ones.



Project Horus, a subgroup of the Amateur Radio Experimenters Group, has been doing high altitude ballooning since 2010. We attend launch number 60, celebrating 25 years of AREG - launching a balloon with numerous payloads, chasing and recovering it.

Thanks to AREG - check them out at https://www.areg.org.au/.

Note regarding the phone call: it was actually to air traffic control, not CASA. CASA issues the permit, but ATC is notified when it’s about to happen.

(something about the High Country? Next video… this one skipped the queue!)