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Several Hundred Geese At FL015-020

Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:32 am

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

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RE: Several Hundred Geese At FL015-020

Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:36 am

I hope they were heading north, and I hope this means spring is upon us.
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RE: Several Hundred Geese At FL015-020

Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:27 pm

They are at 1500-2000 feet, not flight level
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RE: Several Hundred Geese At FL015-020

Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:50 pm

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?
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RE: Several Hundred Geese At FL015-020

Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:01 am

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