posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 05:05 AM
reply to post by pianopraze
This must be global, testing of a new craft cause I seen air tracks as well at random times of the day with no planes in site in Australia.
I would say that 99.9% of the time, you will find it is just a commercial flight that you are seeing and you can track these online with various
websites/smartphone apps. In Australia though, there is a very small chance that you could be seeing something from BAE's test site at Woomera.
They are currently testing the Taranis UCAV demonstrator out there;
That went back to the UK last year, I was talking to the BAE engineers who were over here with it, and no, unless you are in the Woomera range area,
you wont just see it, they fly it in Woomera (other ranges exist) because there are different Aviation rules which mean you can fly experimental
aircraft - I may be wrong about America but no UAV is allowed to fly in commercial or FAA controlled airspace, not sure if in the US you can fly
unmanned vehicles outside of ranges, but unmanned and experimental aircraft in commercial airspace is pushing the boundaries a bit far unless they
have FAA certification.
It may be a black project that has flight certification - I would check out with Zaphod in the Aircraft section, likely to be there if it is a mature
black project with the certification to fly over cities?