Who are those guys?
For over two years now (and maybe longer) a white Robinson R-44 has been regularly flying west across Heathfield Park, East Sussex at pretty low level, then doing a smart 180 on the edge of Heathfield town and hurtling off again to the east. Always the same manoeuvre.
It usually (but not always) happens on a Monday or Tuesday, and seems to be about every two weeks, but it might be weekly and I've just not always seen it. The earliest I've ever observed this is 0915 and the latest is 1820. On rare occasions it is substituted with a blue and white JetRanger. Sadly I'm never close enough to get a tail number.
I don't have a problem with it - it's interesting to watch, and sometimes my wife will draw my attention to it - but I'm really curious as to what's going on. Is it a cross-country exercise of some kind? It's much too fast for any survey purpose, I would have thought.
Most recent sighting Tue 11 Sept 2012 at 1135. Previous sighting Wed 29 Aug 2012 at 0955.
Can you solve a local mystery? Just who are those guys and what are they doing?