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What The Heck Kind Of Plane Was That? Ksea  
User currently offlineTimbotch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 34 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

Alright, I leave my apartment and hear a plane overhead. As I look up, I see your typical wing mounted twin engine commercial jet. However, this particular plane had canards, or something that looked very much like canards. So, being the nerd that I am =), I went in and grabbed my scanner. I figured that he was on approach to KBFI because they usually vector them over my house for approaches there, but as I was scanning, KSEA tower's frequency came on and I'm pretty sure that I heard the pilot of that plane. He asked for the approach lights to be turned on. Then, (I cannot hear the towers response from where I live), he said that the PAPI would be ok.
I figured that this might be a FAA check plane, although I know that they use a smaller business jet to check ILS's. I did a search for 'canards', and only found a few planes, none of which looked even remotely like the plane that I saw. Anyone have any idea what just flew over my head?
I am pretty sure that the pilot used the call sign 'Test' or 'Check' I have kinda forgotten which.
Thanks,  Big grin

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User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

The aircraft that jumped to my mind when you said 'wing mounted engine with canards' was the Piaggio Avanti. But I'm assuming that's not what it was, so I'm lost.  Smile

Steve


User currently offlineJim From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

Perhaps a 757 with the J star "wing" mounted over the cabin?

User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2229 times:


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...Serge


User currently offlineTimbotch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

that sure does look an awful like what it was. Any idea why this might be flying around? I guess he probably was headed to BFI, that would make more sense given his altitude, flightpath etc. Thanks, I knew I would get the right answer here. I LOVE these forums.
 Big thumbs up


User currently offlineJim From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

Serge found what I was looking for--Thanks!

This aircraft was based at Renton when last I was in SEA. It is supposedly part of the F22 datalink testing, from what I was told.


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