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#267854 14-Feb-2020 12:07
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This looks nothing like a sky-penis, what do we pay our tax dollars for?


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  #2420994 14-Feb-2020 13:56
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Looking at the track I would say it was a training flight, most likely sensor operator training,

 

http://www.airforce.mil.nz/downloads/pdf/aircraft/kingair350.pdf

 

"The KA350 is a light twin engine fixed wing, nine passenger, commuter aircraft. The NZDF has four KA350s in its fleet,
introduced as part of the Air Crew Training Capability project (ACTC). The KA350 has been modified for the
NZDF to allow three configurations:
• Transport for nine passengers
• Air Warfare training
• Sensor suite training"

 

...

 

The sensor suite, that will be permanently fitted to two KA350s, consists of an Electro-Optic and Infra-Red camera
and a single array multi-mode surveillance radar. The sensor suite will be utilised for sensor operator training.


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  #2421001 14-Feb-2020 14:12
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cause they look like peni?

 

operators/pilots have to train, sensors need tested. or should we just throw up pilots with no hours and untested instruments/sensors?


 
 
 
 


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  #2421009 14-Feb-2020 14:22
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They have to learn to fly before they can dork...


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  #2421012 14-Feb-2020 14:27
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Jase2985:

 

cause they look like peni?

 

operators/pilots have to train, sensors need tested. or should we just throw up pilots with no hours and untested instruments/sensors?

 

 

 

 

After re reading the OPs post, I get the feeling their problem is that the NZ Air Force are rotten at sky writing

 

ala,

 


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  #2421015 14-Feb-2020 14:29
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wellygary:

 

After re reading the OPs post, I get the feeling their problem is that the NZ Air Force are rotten at sky writing

 

 

or there is just nothing sinister at all about what they are doing like the OP has implied

 

and i get the jest of your comment :)


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  #2421016 14-Feb-2020 14:31
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Jase2985:

 

wellygary:

 

After re reading the OPs post, I get the feeling their problem is that the NZ Air Force are rotten at sky writing

 

 

or there is just nothing sinister at all about what they are doing like the OP has implied

 

and i get the jest of your comment :)

 

 

Where did you get sinister from OP's post?


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  #2421020 14-Feb-2020 14:35
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BlueShift:

 

Jase2985:

 

wellygary:

 

After re reading the OPs post, I get the feeling their problem is that the NZ Air Force are rotten at sky writing

 

 

or there is just nothing sinister at all about what they are doing like the OP has implied

 

and i get the jest of your comment :)

 

 

Where did you get sinister from OP's post?

 

 

Left-handed perhaps? Hence penmanship is not great. ;)

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  #2421023 14-Feb-2020 14:39
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wellygary:

 

After re reading the OPs post, I get the feeling their problem is that the NZ Air Force are rotten at sky writing

 

ala,

 

 

@wellygary 👌

 

Its a Friday, and I was browsing FlightRadar24 after reading an article about the Mojave Air and Space port when I came across that, so I thought someone might get a laugh, but I guess I was far too subtle haha. I also guess when the magic phrase "my tax dollars" drops, people tend to read to much into it.

 

Thanks for the link to the info sheet, was interesting reading up on it. I see them floating around from time-to-time, and as you said earlier, I presumed it was a training flight. Also see a few Texans flying around around, so that's kinda cool as well.

 

Boeing's attempt was a little bit better:

 

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  #2422259 17-Feb-2020 11:13
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Jase2985:

 

cause they look like peni?

 

operators/pilots have to train, sensors need tested. or should we just throw up pilots with no hours and untested instruments/sensors?

 

 

Where possible the Air Force training flights should sketch out amusing paths when viewed on flight tracking apps.




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  #2422280 17-Feb-2020 11:27
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Varkk:

 

Where possible the Air Force training flights should sketch out amusing paths when viewed on flight tracking apps.

 

 

If you have hours to burn and no-where to go, why not make it a challenge, right?

 

 

 

This Draken did a passable attempt at a love-heart on the 14th, but then got distracted and flew west.

 

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You might say, it was a bit... half-hearted...

 

 

 

EDIT: Or maybe, he was just trying to... groom someone...


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