70 minutes into our 3.5 hour high altitude balloon (weather balloon) flight, OLHZN-5, we inadvertently experienced an extremely close flyby over Newark, NY near Rochester, NY [**not** Newark, NJ near NYC] from an Airbus A319 operated by Delta Air Lines (Flight #159) which was en-route from Boston, MA to Detroit, MI and flying just over our payload at 38,000 FT.
This is the footage captured from the onboard camera of the event. All of our flights follow FAA Federal Aviation Regulation requirements outlined in FAR Section 101 and additionally have NOTAMs filed with the FAA and coordination is performed with the local ARTCCs and airports to ensure safe operations. Our FAA Flight Standards office watched this video specifically on 2017-06-14 and found no issues with our operations or procedures followed.
The flight launched from Honeoye, NY just outside of the Rochester New York area in the Finger Lakes region. The flight traveled to an altitude of 102,544 FT. and landed northwest of Syracuse, NY.