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Low flying Conquest , Perth

Old 10th Oct 2015, 05:55
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Low flying Conquest , Perth

As the title suggests, I was curious why a C-441 would be flying west, parallel with Reid Hwy this morning at about 300 agl? Anyone else see it or offer insights?
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Old 10th Oct 2015, 06:41
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Saw the same aircraft over the top of the Nedlands Golf Course at what looked like 200-300 feet heading North. Both engines running.

Heard it before I saw it so I knew it was going to be low
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Old 10th Oct 2015, 07:00
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Flight Checks according to current Notams

C653/15
"navcheck one" c-441 will be conducting high-priority
casa flt validation of terminal instrument flt procedures wi 30nm of
ad including low alt manoeuvering and flt counter to tfc flow in
circuit area
sfc to 5000ft amsl
from 10 090000 to 10 121100
hj
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Old 10th Oct 2015, 09:25
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Cheers, I guess that makes me lazy with a capital L, can't bring myself to look at a NOTAM on a day off!
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Old 10th Oct 2015, 11:36
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Old 10th Oct 2015, 12:02
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Got to ask what low altitude flight has to do with validation of procedures?
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Old 10th Oct 2015, 13:46
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I believe they do terrain validation - make sure no new hills have grown
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Old 10th Oct 2015, 16:08
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They are checking for obstacles in the approach splays. They do have a habit of suddenly appearing.
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Old 10th Oct 2015, 22:44
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Conducting survey work looking for West Coast Supporters?
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Old 11th Oct 2015, 04:01
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>They are checking for obstacles in the approach splays. They do have a habit of suddenly appearing


We've found a new radio mast - can you send someone with a ladder to get us down...
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Old 11th Oct 2015, 14:45
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I was driving East up Greenmount Hill yesterday morning about 0930 hrs when the Conquest appeared from behind me, to my left, heading NE at a height that absolutely astonished me.
Couldn't have been any more than 250' above the face of the Darling scarp. I'm amazed the police weren't overwhelmed with calls about a twin-engine aircraft going down!
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