SSTjumbo
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Really Strange Aircraft (reg: N5030)

Wed Jun 26, 2002 12:38 am

When I say strange, it's actually flying strange. Over my suburban neighborhood, this plane keeps swooping overhead at no more than 100'. It appears to have cameras mounted below both wings, and there is a higher plane following it. Is this filming for a movie perhaps? Any info would be appreciated, thanks.
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Skymonster
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RE: Really Strange Aircraft (reg: N5030)

Wed Jun 26, 2002 12:50 am

N5030 does not exist. N503D however, does. Air Tractors are usually used for crop dusting, but I guess filming is not out of the question.



N503D is Assigned

Assigned/Registered Aircraft Aircraft Description

Serial Number 503A-0067 Type Registration Corporation
Manufacturer Name AIR TRACTOR INC Certificate Issue Date 05/09/2002
Model AT-503A Status Valid
Type Aircraft Fixed Wing Single-Engine Type Engine Turbo-Prop
Pending Number Change None Dealer No
Date Change Authorized None Mode S Code 51442540
MFR Year 1991 Fractional Owner NO

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Registered Owner

Name PONTIAC FLYING SERVICE INC
Street 15755 E 2000 NORTH RD
City PONTIAC State ILLINOIS Zip Code 61764-2961
County LIVINGSTON
Country UNITED STATES
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RE: Really Strange Aircraft (reg: N5030)

Wed Jun 26, 2002 12:51 am

Per the FAA's N-number inquiry page, N5030 is not assigned, or held in reserve. Perhaps it was a fictional N-number for a movie, so maybe you did see some filming going on. Regards.
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RE: Really Strange Aircraft (reg: N5030)

Wed Jun 26, 2002 12:56 pm

For those interested, I saw on the news that this plane was among a crew of crop dusters today fighting the gypsy moth in the area. Interesting site nonetheless! Big grin
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RE: Really Strange Aircraft (reg: N5030)

Wed Jun 26, 2002 1:01 pm

A crew of crop dusters? Must be a pretty big moth! Big grin
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