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Amchi757300
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B738 Odd Flight Plan over California (N802NA)

Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:28 pm

B738 N802NA flying an odd flight plan around California (and focused on SF Bay Area) today.

Screenshot from FR24: https://imgur.com/a/p05gI1z

I spotted this plane doing atypical turns at high altitude (from what i'm used to seeing spotting plans in my backyard in the SF Bay Area).

What the heck is it doing up there (apart from flying)?
 
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KLMatSJC
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Re: B738 Odd Flight Plan over California (N802NA)

Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:37 pm

It was actually a NASA Gulfstream III (83-0502)

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/NASA802
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Amchi757300
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Re: B738 Odd Flight Plan over California (N802NA)

Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:42 pm

KLMatSJC wrote:
It was actually a NASA Gulfstream III (83-0502)

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/NASA802


Ah, drat. I wish I had checked flightaware before posting. Thanks.
 
bhxdtw
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Re: B738 Odd Flight Plan over California (N802NA)

Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:55 am

But what was it doing??
 
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Re: B738 Odd Flight Plan over California (N802NA)

Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:28 am

bhxdtw wrote:
But what was it doing??

NASA stuff

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