hi , a couple of quick questions :
the picure was taken with :
this kick ass digicam
can your friend forward the unedited origional image , via email for further analysis ?
my camera is a lowly KODAK DX6490 - hardly kickass , but it does take 2304 * 1728 pixel images , of > 1.2Mb file size
so looking at the image layout and file size -- i get the impression that at bare minimum it has been cropped to landscape format [ unless the camera
can take pictures @ that aspect ratio ] and comprssed down to 187kb for ease of upload
neither of these are helpfull for photo analysis .
second : can you explain this
plus it isnt not a plane because planes aint aloud over his ranch
i am unfamiliar with australian aviation regulations -- and would like to know :
by what authority aircraft are prohibited from flying over the ranch
if they are indeed not allowed -- can you cite the NOTAM or air exclusion order that covers the ranch ??
here [ UK ] private properties cannot just " ban " aircraft from overflying them on the sole authority of the owner
it would take too long to list all the exceptions --- but for saftey and noise reasons -- there are severe restrictions on flying < 500 feet over
residential properties , and many areas require permission to fly @ certain altitdes , or they are banned altogether @ lo level
but only certain miliary / govt areas have blanket unlimited ceiling , no fly zones
even MOD ranges and bases often only have a 10000 feet exclusion order [ unless they are an artillery or air defence artillery range ]
it has just occured to me that the ranch may be adjacent to a military facility , that has a larger exclusion zone than its land boundaries -- if so ,
please cite the details , location , etc etc
thats all for now