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Ravenair P68 doing recips over Sheffield.

Old 21st Apr 2015, 10:23
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Ravenair P68 doing recips over Sheffield.

Anyone any idea what Ravenair P. 68 G-HUBB is doing flying a reciprocal heading roughly north-south over Sheffield, please? Currently can be seen on Flirad 24.
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Old 21st Apr 2015, 10:43
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Ravenair for a long time had a contract mapping for Google which ended. If you look at some cities on Google now they are visible in 3D, probably a renewed programme of mapping.
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Old 21st Apr 2015, 11:31
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Not sure what flying a reciprocal heading means? Guess it flew in one direction and turned through 180? As mentioned, they do survey flights and I have seen them not infrequently where I live. A great deal of aerial survey work is carried out for Ordnance Survey too.

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Old 21st Apr 2015, 12:44
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It was criss-crossing Manchester yesterday too.
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Thanks for the input & info, guys.
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Old 26th Feb 2019, 10:49
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Saw this aircraft yesterday flying just to the east of LGW doing a north south grid that looked like mapping.

Does anyone know what it was doing and if it was mapping, who it is for?

Its just that that when we saw it coming we made some impromptu “outdoors artwork” and want to see if it appears.
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Old 26th Feb 2019, 16:56
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Saw it too - about 4000' on FR24 if I recall. Possibly using LIDAR for the 3D mapping, though I've seen one trundling up and down London at low level a few times at perhaps 2000' and also rather higher on occasion, some of which I assumed was LIDAR mapping.

There was what sounded like a P-68 (sounds the same as a Duchess/Seminole/Cougar) orbiting SE London at about 9000' last Thursday morning. Couldn't see it on any of the radar apps and didn't have any bins on me for a better i/d other than it appeared to be high wing. Certainly not one of the regular "listeners" which I think all have turbines.
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