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Is This A Noaa Flight?  
User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N677F

Has got to be one of the oddest flight paths I've ever seen, it's routing is BJC-BJC but it's covered at least a thousand miles today over the plains. Did alot of circling over Kansas and now looks to be heading toward the storm fronts over Texas. I ran the reg and it appears to be registered to the National Science Foundation, then I remembered that NOAA is based up in Boulder and BJC is basically Boulder's main airport. Is it a NOAA run?

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User currently onlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4695 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

on the website you gave it says:

"NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION"

faa.gov gives the same, with registration type 'government'. So I would say yes.

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...t=677F&cmndfind.x=11&cmndfind.y=17



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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

Any ideas on what they could be doing (besides just atmospheric research, that's a given  Wink )?

User currently onlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4695 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1634 times:

burning taxpayers money on jetfuel?


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User currently offlineJgold47 From Djibouti, joined Mar 2005, 95 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1617 times:

www.weatherwars.info

Check that out  Smile


User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2997 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1604 times:

Quoting Jgold47 (Reply 4):
www.weatherwars.info

Check that out Smile

Oh no, another "chemtrail" site...  crazy 



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User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 1595 times:

You're close. It's actually UCAR's. University Center for Atmospheric Research, based there in Boulder.

NOAA uses a G-IV, and their plane would show up registered to the US Dept. of Commerce.
http://www.aoc.noaa.gov/aircraft_g4.htm Typically seen near hurricanes flying high missions (hence the choice of a Gulfstream) while the Hurricane Hunter's go in at 10,000 feet.

UCAR is heavily funded by the federal gov't, but also many many universities and so forth. Here's more information, with a picture of the bird in question. Quite the snazzy paint job IMHO, and as a meteorologist and aviation geek it's my ultimate dream to be in that bird someday.
http://www.ucar.edu/org/posters/pdfs/HIAPERsm.pdf

[Edited 2005-12-15 23:44:01]

User currently offlineJgold47 From Djibouti, joined Mar 2005, 95 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

Quoting FoxBravo (Reply 5):
Quoting Jgold47 (Reply 4):
www.weatherwars.info

Check that out Smile

Oh no, another "chemtrail" site...

There are others?


User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1446 times:

Quoting Jgold47 (Reply 7):

There are others?

There are too many, and they are all BS.

The NSF/UCAR jet was just taking atmospheric measurements. a GV is chosen for it's high altitudes and long ranges.


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