reply to post by Stealthbomber
N45N. It should have shown up on the flightaware page. This plane operates at around 15kft, so the instrumentation must be primo if it is snooping.
That seems too high to be spraying.
Most civilian surveillance is done at a few kft AGL. Not so high as to interfere with regular air traffic, but not so low that the average person
Everyone worries about drones snooping on them. That only happens in certain specific zones. In your every day life, if you are being snooped on, it
is by a Cessna 182, a Beech 190/200, or a PC-12. "Bog standard" planes you see everyday.
Note that not just anyone can use KNUQ. That is a federal airfield. Other than lifeflight for nearby Stanford Hospital, you need to belong to the club
to use KNUQ. Google parks their jets there, thanks to some sleazy deal they cut with NASA. I caught Elon Musk landing there once, but that was
probably on official business for SpaceX.
Dynamic Aviation had the bug spraying contract for the light brown apple moth, but that operation never took place.
I have never seen any official statement regarding N45Ns flights.