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    Default Weird plane over Homer

    Maybe you've seen it Float Pilot, know anything about the bird that looks like a DC3 with a pointy nose and long tail antenna?

    Friday it was flying strange patterns most of the day.

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    Used to be an FAA plane that came in to check localizer/VOR accuracy from time to time.
    Somewhere along the way I have lost the ability to act politically correct. If you should find it, please feel free to keep it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowrider View Post
    Used to be an FAA plane that came in to check localizer/VOR accuracy from time to time.
    Saw it up Ninilchik way a few days back. Definitely flying a straight grid pattern time after time. Did it for a couple days before he got by our area. Figured it might be for the geological operations that have gone on the last summers here.
    So Lowrider, are you saying it WAS a FAA plane? Or just that they USED to do the VOR accuracy thing?
    Your sarcasm is way, waaaayyyyyyyy more sarcastic than mine!

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    It is a CANADIAN registered DC-3 that was converted to turbines.
    The long nose and the stinger on the tail are similar to the MAD ( Magnetic Anomaly Detection) gear we used to use to look for submarines.
    However in this case they use it for geological anomalies. Ore & mineral deposits and such.

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    Makes sense. Thanks for that FP. Any idea what airport they fly out of?
    Your sarcasm is way, waaaayyyyyyyy more sarcastic than mine!

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