DLKAPA
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Is This A Noaa Flight?

Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:15 am

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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RE: Is This A Noaa Flight?

Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:39 am

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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RE: Is This A Noaa Flight?

Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:21 am

Any ideas on what they could be doing (besides just atmospheric research, that's a given  Wink )?
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RE: Is This A Noaa Flight?

Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:10 am

burning taxpayers money on jetfuel?
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RE: Is This A Noaa Flight?

Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:23 am

www.weatherwars.info

Check that out  Smile
 
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RE: Is This A Noaa Flight?

Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:30 am

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

Check that out Smile

Oh no, another "chemtrail" site...  crazy 
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Tornado82
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RE: Is This A Noaa Flight?

Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:41 am

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

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RE: Is This A Noaa Flight?

Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:19 pm

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

Check that out Smile

Oh no, another "chemtrail" site...

There are others?
 
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RE: Is This A Noaa Flight?

Tue Dec 27, 2005 5:24 am

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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