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.


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.


jon spencer said...

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