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What is this aircraft up to?

Post by jingernut » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:14 am

Saw this flight today, Swiss Airf Flight 70 and wondered what the track was all about? Came up from Saint Malo in France and then over towards Marham.

Imageswiss-flight-70 by Matthew Hearne, on Flickr

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Post by jingernut » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:17 am

Currently on 124.150 saying their mission is to do nine lines, north to south and vice versa for 1.5 hours.

Not sure why though?!

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Re: What is this aircraft up to?

Post by toom317 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:22 am

It might be doing an aerial survey. Looked it up and it appears to have an opening in the bottom for a camera.
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Re: What is this aircraft up to?

Post by Agent K » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:26 am

I'd suggest doing aerial survey work, there's been a lot of this going on with the quieter skies, especially in the early days of lockdown, covering a lot of the country, seen a lot on flight tracker apps and indeed over my house. It's not Swiss Air Force btw but Swiss Flight Services who are an aerial survey company.

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Re: What is this aircraft up to?

Post by Undertaker » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:27 am

Beech 200 HB-GLB and yes a Survey aircraft, it has been over the UK many times in the last few months

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Re: What is this aircraft up to?

Post by jingernut » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:29 am

OK thanks.

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Re: What is this aircraft up to?

Post by 3Greens » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:29 pm

Agent K wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:26 am
I'd suggest doing aerial survey work, there's been a lot of this going on with the quieter skies, especially in the early days of lockdown, covering a lot of the country, seen a lot on flight tracker apps and indeed over my house. It's not Swiss Air Force btw but Swiss Flight Services who are an aerial survey company.
Think you're spot on there. We had regular visits to our area in late May of a Beech350ER 2-WKTJ which resembles an MC12W with its attachments thought it was a new member tothe Waddington fleet but from Diamond Aviation at Gamston.
Aerial pics of my place for the search ap 'what 3 words' show very recent vehicle in my drive :ninja:

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Re: What is this aircraft up to?

Post by Agent K » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:24 pm

3Greens wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:29 pm
Agent K wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:26 am
I'd suggest doing aerial survey work, there's been a lot of this going on with the quieter skies, especially in the early days of lockdown, covering a lot of the country, seen a lot on flight tracker apps and indeed over my house. It's not Swiss Air Force btw but Swiss Flight Services who are an aerial survey company.
Think you're spot on there. We had regular visits to our area in late May of a Beech350ER 2-WKTJ which resembles an MC12W with its attachments thought it was a new member tothe Waddington fleet but from Diamond Aviation at Gamston.
Aerial pics of my place for the search ap 'what 3 words' show very recent vehicle in my drive :ninja:

3Greens :thumb:
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Interesting stuff tbh and to hear that too, there's a lot of survey work going on for sure. I have a friend in ATC covering Luton and Essex and she says she's spoken to a lot over these past few months.

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