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hadi125
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Weird Flight path

Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:07 pm

Can someone explain why such a path?Image


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Re: Weird Flight path

Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:11 pm

Photo mission?

Air sampling?

MX test flight?

Lots of reasons....
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Re: Weird Flight path

Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:13 pm

Nothing weird here.
 
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Re: Weird Flight path

Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:14 pm

http://www.ravenair.co.uk/aerial-survey/

Looks to be what it is. Ariel survey work. Looks to be a similar flight path to when Sirius minerals were overflying our house in 2012, they were measuring the local variation in gravity.

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Re: Weird Flight path

Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:29 pm

It's a survey flight. Very very normal.
 
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Re: Weird Flight path

Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:34 pm

Perhaps they were doing high resolution optical scans of the terrain around the airport for surveying reasons. The spaceshuttle did this around the world. Thats where the google earth terrain data mostly comes from.

NOAA does similar scans with twin otters over the oceans. Ive seen them a couple times scanning waters off the NJ shore at about 1000-2000 ft.
 
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Re: Weird Flight path

Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:21 pm

Chemtrails.
 
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Re: Weird Flight path

Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:07 pm

hadi125 wrote:
Can someone explain why such a path?

Have you checked the local news to see if the naked rambler has just been released from The Big Hoose (HMP Barlinnie) again ? :lol:

On 25 November 2010 Steven Gough was found guilty of conducting himself in a disorderly manner, standing naked at the gates of Perth Prison,

He was released on 20 July 2011, but immediately rearrested after leaving the prison naked, and received another 657-day sentence

On his release from Winchester Prison he walked out wearing only footwear, once again breaching the ASBO, and in October 2014 he was sentenced to a further two and a half years in prison


Regarding G-RVNK, the a/c owners (Ravenair) offer aerial surveys on their website; maybe they are trying to track down the last known wild haggis?
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Re: Weird Flight path

Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:27 pm

Seabear wrote:
Chemtrails.

Shh! This is a public forum!! :lol:

contractdog wrote:
It's a survey flight. Very very normal.

:checkmark:

These flights happen every day all over the country. It could be surveying, aerial photography, air sampling, or any number of other things. I've seen these flights operated for everyone from the USDA to NASA to EPA to law enforcement. They're very normal.
 
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Re: Weird Flight path

Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:39 pm

atcsundevil wrote:
Seabear wrote:
Chemtrails.

Shh! This is a public forum!! :lol:

contractdog wrote:
It's a survey flight. Very very normal.

:checkmark:

These flights happen every day all over the country. It could be surveying, aerial photography, air sampling, or any number of other things. I've seen these flights operated for everyone from the USDA to NASA to EPA to law enforcement. They're very normal.


Not to be pedantic, but Aerial Surveying as a method covers pretty much all of what you mentioned.
 
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Re: Weird Flight path

Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:41 pm

contractdog wrote:
Not to be pedantic, but Aerial Surveying as a method covers pretty much all of what you mentioned.

Not everyone understands what aerial surveying is, so I thought it might be helpful to be a little more specific.
 
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Re: Weird Flight path

Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:47 pm

atcsundevil wrote:
Seabear wrote:
Chemtrails.

Shh! This is a public forum!! :lol:

contractdog wrote:
It's a survey flight. Very very normal.

:checkmark:

These flights happen every day all over the country. It could be surveying, aerial photography, air sampling, or any number of other things. I've seen these flights operated for everyone from the USDA to NASA to EPA to law enforcement. They're very normal.



All over the country? I think you’re in the wrong country for this one. I don’t think the USDA do many flights over Glasgow.
 
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Re: Weird Flight path

Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:14 pm

greg85 wrote:
All over the country? I think you’re in the wrong country for this one. I don’t think the USDA do many flights over Glasgow.

Obviously not, which is probably why I didn't include those things in the same sentence. One was a statement, the other was relating my personal experience.
 
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Re: Weird Flight path

Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:22 pm

Unusual compared to most flight paths that we tend to pay attention to, i.e. straight lines, left/right turns and neverending roundabouts for some "obscur" reasons, the flight path on the image clearly depict a pattern.
 
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Re: Weird Flight path

Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:42 pm

There are all sorts of weird flight patterns.

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