Fly's under bridge in PA

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  1. Salty

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    I don't think I'm going to have time today, but this makes me want to pull out that software.
     
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    You thinking of this?
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    Reminds me of the old joke, "Look, a UFO! Let me go get my worst camera..."

    It does seem strange that the rest of the image is clear and in focus, but the plane is blurred and washed out. It doesn't look like motion blur.
     
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    :yeahthat: You can see the texture of the stones on the bridge, leaves etc., but you can barely make out the type of plane, nevermind read a 12" N number. I call bogus. Can't imagine the security of their public webcam is all that tight - for some of our more tech savvy folks, seems like a fun hack for those so inclined?
     
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    An undoctored photo of a R/C model airplane. If there's a pilot in that tiny plane, could be a squirrel.~
     
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    If the photo is real, then the plane is tiny, as you mention. I've flown RC planes through really tight places. Well, I tried to.
     
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    Hmmm. Make a paper cutout of an airplane and attach some fishing line. Hold it in front of the camera while looking at the webcam with your mobile device. Do the screen capture when it looks right. Post it online and watch the fun.
     
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    The fact that this all escapes the FAA is both funny and sad.


    For the love of god, no one send the other image with the helicopter, they’ll probably toss up a TFR and ban anyone who... ever had a pet cat...or something else silly.... from getting a medical lol


    On that note, they need to focus on more credible stuff, I mean I just found this picture of a guy about to take off with a very contaminated wing, I mean won’t someone please think of the children!

    [​IMG]
     
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    If it was a radio controlled model plane, it must be FPV and it would be pretty lame to only make one pass straight and level and then disappear. If it's an RC model, you're gonna do some barrel rolls as you pass under the bridge, with a couple extra passes for good measure.

    I suspect someone saw the plane with their own eyes, but relied on the surveillance camera for any footage. Anyone who's dealt with surveillance camera footage know that the camera quality is not particularly impressive; these things aren't designed to capture an aircraft making a high speed pass under a bridge.
     
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    I like the inane comment from a FSDO inspector that was elevated in the article to FAA Administrator.
     
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    Stolen valor!?

    Or does that apply to the FAA?
     
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    Then there's this (also in PA):



    (For those who don't know, there is no minimum altitude or 500' rule for part 103 ultralights. They're prohibited from flying over any "congested area", but the rules say nothing about flying under a congested area...)
     
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    I had some friends that live in an airpark off the Mississipi river. He had an old-style photo album showing a series of photos of him flying into the field. As I'm flipping through them I realize "Hey, did you just fly under that bridge?"
     
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    Doesn't look like an UL to me.
     
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    This is just north of me around seamans 9N3. Rather iconic bridge. I thought I used to be on the VFR chart as it really does stick out for a navigation aid. Not sure what rules are for paramotors but I can’t imagine that could be considered legal. Certainly not safe IMO.
    Guys starts out like a typical NEPA self hater. Knocking his own area as if we are deserving of an iconic bridge.
     
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    Works there? Both of them?
     
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    Oh, I bet most of it came from their camera. . .and that they believe it ALL did.
     
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    Paramotors are considered ultralights, same rules.
     
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    and shake it as hard as I can and make sure the recording is only 4 seconds long
     
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    How, exactly, does anyone think that would "make things easier" for anyone other than the people who want to string the guy up? Sheesh. Translation:
     
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    Remember all the fun we had before there were cameras everywhere?
     
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    I think what you're seeing is the near wingtip, not a "step". Sure looks like a Pawnee to me. Also kinda looks small, like a big RC model.
     
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    It actually IS open to the public and not even included in the overlaying MOA. It is in close proximity of the L09 airstrip, if you want to look it up on a sectional.
    Here is a detailed description of the route: https://theaviationist.com/2017/11/...icas-plane-spotting-jewel-at-risk-of-overuse/
     
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    PS - maybe I didn't read it clearly enough, but this look like instructions on how to go drive there and photograph the planes. I ment how cool would it be to actually be able to fly your own plane through the same course
     
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    Now we know you are joking.
    No one WORKS at the FAA. They just get paid to go there and hang out.
     
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    Hmmm. In that case, maybe I'll just fly the Mooney up there. If it's a day where there haven't been any fighters coming through, I bet all those bored photogs will put some sweet shots up on the Internet. :D