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Originally posted by weedwhacker
Here is one of the Instrument Approach Plates for Carrington, ND (K46D).
That is a GPS procedure, for Runway 31.
Based on the FlightAware ground track traces, looks like they were 'shooting' approaches to Runway 13 (the reciprocal)
Please note, as well....looking up the info on that airport, it is an uncontrolled field (no Control Tower). Click on "Sectional" to display it, on FlightAware. Airports in magenta, no Tower. Blue, have a Tower.....
Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
I just checked out the link, and I found some neat stuff. First, it says that this plane is a Cessna if I am reading correctly. Pretty small plane. The thing I found interesting however is the name, Weather Modification Inc. Upon looking through their list of clients, which include the Dept of Defense and military groups, I was intrigued. The most recent entry for military work is the US Naval Surface Warfare Center, from 2009, which pretty much just says they were screwing around with radar.
I have a feeling that they have probably worked with the government much more, on a classified basis however, so they would not be listed. I mean they basically admitted they worked for and had contact with the Dept of Defense, Naval Surface Warfare Center, FAA, etc, so it just makes me wonder.
Of course I could be wrong, and the military is doing their own weather modification without outside contractors, but who knows...Anyway, I just wanted to say that there was some interesting stuff on the site that you linked to.
Originally posted by pikypiky
How can we be sure this is for "training" or is there is something else going on here? Aren't pilots supposed to record their "intent" for any flightplan?edit on 2011-5-26 by pikypiky because: To correct for "proper" grammar and spelling.