Survey Aircraft Over Scotland

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bennysdad
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Survey Aircraft Over Scotland

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Today I noticed on ADS-B a Luxembourg Registered king air flying a line search pattern a 13000ft. that eventually covered the whole of Fife then I spotted a German Registered PC 6 Over central Scotland flying a very tight pattern at about 1600 ft. Any ideas what we have that is so interesting up here.
ImagePC 6 by Lindsay Findlay, on Flickr

Big Eric
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Just doing LIDAR mapping, it happens regularly over the UK in good weather.

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Thanks for that. Even with a very accurate auto pilot that must be a boring flight

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The crew will be getting paid well for it, have you never had a boring job?
Personally I'd rather do this than being stuck working in a shop or a factory.

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It would certainly be noisy in the PC6.

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