Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Magnetic Survey?

There was a magnetic survey aircraft working the area. Before they took off, they set up a reference antenna:


With this control box:


I don't know what they're looking for or who is paying them to do it. I didn't get a close look at the airplane, but it was a cream-colored Navajo with Canadian registration. Didn't see them set up the antenna, another aircraft owner told me about it.

3 comments:

Lockwood said...

Here's a write-up on what sounds like a similar survey I posted 5 1/2 years ago, in SE WA and NE OR. http://outsidetheinterzone.blogspot.com/2010/06/usgs-aerial-magnetic-survey.html

Anonymous said...

Are you sure it was a magnetic survey? With the latest advances in GPS and LIDAR, new topographical maps of the entire continent are being created.

Al_in_Ottawa

jon spencer said...

There are privately owned helicopters using magnetic anomaly detectors to look for metallic deposits that are underground for future mining.