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What is this Aircraft doing?

Old 16th Sep 2020, 00:30
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What is this Aircraft doing?

I noticed this aircraft at FL120 doing large orbits of Warrnambool Wednesday morning 10am i'sh. I've counted upto 5 orbits but could have been more. It has no ADSB output. Does any body know what it is doing and what the pod is on the belly?


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Old 16th Sep 2020, 01:21
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Survey 400 the C208 does laps of Melbourne constantly. A couple of weekends back it was airborne for at least 5 hours. Doesnít show on FR24 so canít see the exact grid.
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Grubby Andrew's heard someone from Melb escaped his dragnet!
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 02:32
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It’s entertaining reading the posts online from the Melbourne nutjobs now that they’ve discovered some of the flight tracking apps. Lots of furious posts of screen grabs of survey planes and Polair over Melbourne with numerous theories ranging from chemtrails to child trafficking tunnels to shipping in Chinese troops under the cover of darkness (I shit you not!). The Melbourne Traffic Managers number was also posted on one of the FB pages too, I imagine the phone calls they were getting very quickly changed from funny to annoying.
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 03:12
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What's it doing?

About 120 knots.
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 10:30
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"It turned me into newt!"
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 11:42
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Originally Posted by brokenagain View Post
Itís entertaining reading the posts online from the Melbourne nutjobs now that theyíve discovered some of the flight tracking apps. Lots of furious posts of screen grabs of survey planes and Polair over Melbourne with numerous theories ranging from chemtrails to child trafficking tunnels to shipping in Chinese troops under the cover of darkness (I shit you not!). The Melbourne Traffic Managers number was also posted on one of the FB pages too, I imagine the phone calls they were getting very quickly changed from funny to annoying.
Friendly neighbourhood CASA FOI once told me they were "obliged to investigate every complaint".

Lucky them....
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 12:26
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"It turned me into newt!"
He got better though...
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 03:13
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I do believe it's flying good sir. Apparently it's what those Aircraft do.
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 06:18
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Monitoring Warnambool harbor, for Chinese submarines that will taking Chairman Dan to his new life in Wahun.
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 17:05
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Monitoring Warnambool harbor, for Chinese submarines that will taking Chairman Dan to his new life in Wahun.
No, it's much more benign than that; they're keeping an eye on the penguins.

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Old 18th Sep 2020, 02:45
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Angel

Itís Bob Hoover doing his Shrike Commander Energy Management aerobatic routine
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 09:11
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It is disappointing when important safety issues are trivialised.

As a consequence of multiple criminal offences by the aeronautical data originator for Warrnambool, the ERSA shows the aerodrome elevation as “12,242 ft MSL” rather than “242 ft MSL”. The poor bastard’s been doing circuits and trying to land on a 12,242’ AMSL runway.

This is why Part 175 is so important.
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LB wins :P
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 13:55
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Originally Posted by brokenagain View Post
Lots of furious posts of screen grabs of survey planes and Polair over Melbourne with numerous theories ranging from chemtrails to child trafficking tunnels to shipping in Chinese troops under the cover of darkness (I shit you not!).
To be accurate what is happening is the US Covid vaccine trial is in Melbourne, the aircraft are aerial spraying Covid across the population to see how effective the vaccine is. The vaccine trial has been put on hold as an observed side effect of the trial are displaying symptoms of millennia boganned.
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