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Night Aerial Surveys

PostPosted:Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:10 pm
by RussStein
As an addicted FR24 user ( esp in these times) I've frequently seen these traces from what I assume are survey /calibration details

...Is this one a calibration exercise or just an excuse for the pilot to practice his etch a sketch skills ? :wink:
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Re: Night Aerial Surveys

PostPosted:Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:45 am
by Ben K
<standard quip about chemtrails>

That's a survey pattern from a company that does surveying, so I'd go with a survey trip :wink: IIRC calibration flights look different.

Re: Night Aerial Surveys

PostPosted:Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:38 am
by RisePilot
I believe FR24 spotting posts are now also in the new "I saw a plane" section. :D

Re: Night Aerial Surveys

PostPosted:Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:24 pm
by JodelDavo
Infra Red or LIDAR survey? Doesn't need to be day AFAIK

Re: Night Aerial Surveys

PostPosted:Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:12 am
by Stu B
Presumably for some applications, night may be better for IR, with generally lower background levels?

Re: Night Aerial Surveys

PostPosted:Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:40 am
by PeteSpencer
Prolly searching via infra red detectors for Cannabis Farms................... :shock:

Re: Night Aerial Surveys

PostPosted:Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:04 am
by AndyR
G-LEAF is busy again tonight, too.


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Re: Night Aerial Surveys

PostPosted:Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:44 am
by RussStein
Good spot.!

Surely it's one of :

Etch a Sketch practice ( again)
New Design for rear heated screen element
Some sort of bizarre knitting pattern

Whatever. Lucky pilot getting a shed load more P1 than most of us....

Re: Night Aerial Surveys

PostPosted:Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:07 am
by Stu B
If @PeteSpencer is right with his suggested tasking (and that was certainly what I had in mind too) then the aircraft registration is quite appropriate!

Re: Night Aerial Surveys

PostPosted:Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:14 am
by chevvron
Spotting illegal parties by using thermal imaging.

Re: Night Aerial Surveys

PostPosted:Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:58 am
by Stu B
Very commendable in environmental terms to co-locate the place of weed cultivation with the place of consumption!