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Several Hundred Geese At FL015-020  
User currently offlineHavaloc From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 79 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

This is an actual posted PIREP from today, near the Hartford VOR.

PIREP 17:09Z 03/18/05
HFD UUA /OV HFD/TM 1709/FL015/TP NMRS/RM SEVERAL HUNDRED GEESE VCNTY 015-020


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User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1276 times:

I hope they were heading north, and I hope this means spring is upon us.


Flying Colors Forever!
User currently offlineCovert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1118 times:

They are at 1500-2000 feet, not flight level


thank goodness for TCAS !
User currently offlinePilawt From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

Those critters can fly pretty high. Last fall our Bonanza was northbound at 12,500' near Lakeview, Oregon, and a couple of southbound Canada geese went by a few hundred feet above us.

I've had bugs hit the windshield at 12,000 feet or higher. Makes we wonder -- were they carried aloft by rising air, or were they just enjoying the view?


User currently offlineHirisk From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

back in the early days i guess the airlines learned from geese that flying higher saves fuel idea 


happy contrails
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