Message posted by jklier on March 13, 2021 at 9:08:48 PST:
HBAL498, HBAL499, and quite a few other callsigns were connected to Loon LLC up until January 2021 when Loon began winding down. A few days ago I noticed a high-altitude balloon with the callsign HBAL498. I knew Loon had shut down so I did some searches on the internet and found that callsign was now being used by Raven Aerostar. I don't know if this is all new equipment or if they purchased Loon's assets. There is a balloon over Africa right now showing as HBAL297. FlightAware still has this operator as Loon. I have no idea if that is accurate.
In Reply to: Re: high altitude balloons posted by Duke on March 13, 2021 at 8:32:27 PST: