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Old 11-29-2022, 03:35 PM   #1
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Keeps doing the same thing over my house.
I am at the circle end.



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Old 11-29-2022, 03:36 PM   #2
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Maybe they don’t like my PACE conversations ��
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:38 PM   #3
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:39 PM   #4
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gathering intel from that circle end
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:39 PM   #5
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Lol �� dang it, I had a feeling my internet searches might come back to bite me.
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:40 PM   #6
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Looks like they are memorizing Fort Hood.
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:40 PM   #7
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They're flying LIDAR laser topographic imaging. They fly in a grid and shoot a laser every few feet to get elevations. We use it alot at work for surface modeling. That or you did something wrong and are good at hiding.
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:42 PM   #8
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From Gamm Air (who the plane is registered to)

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Since 2005 Gamm Air has provided aerial acquisition to the mapping community.

Based in South Eastern Pennsylvania, we provide geospatial imagery from our two aircraft.

We offer 3 or 4 band imagery from industry standard Vexcel Sensors and Novatel GPS/IMUs.

We also maintain Leica RC30 film cameras to service clients with legacy workflows.
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Gamm Air is an experienced government contractor and is available to support prime contractors with their overflow and small business compliance needs.
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:44 PM   #9
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About to make another pass according to my app
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:45 PM   #10
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I figured it was something like mapping after I saw the above picture.
Or training of some sort.
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:45 PM   #11
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My buddy that does GIS does the same thing but uses drones.
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:46 PM   #12
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Broke his turn off and headed south this time
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:47 PM   #13
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My buddy that does GIS does the same thing but uses drones.
Our GIS guys just got drones. They get all the cool toys
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:47 PM   #14
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Been nice knowing you!
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:48 PM   #15
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Take my boy huntin buddy
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:52 PM   #16
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:54 PM   #17
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Any chemtrai...I mean, CONtrails?
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:56 PM   #18
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Training sir. Army training.
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:57 PM   #19
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How about pilot classes?
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:57 PM   #20
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Any chemtrai...I mean, CONtrails?
They have advanced to the point you can’t see them anymore……..sneaky bass turds
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Old 11-29-2022, 04:00 PM   #21
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Take a few shots at them!!
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Old 11-29-2022, 04:05 PM   #22
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probably training flights.
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Old 11-29-2022, 04:10 PM   #23
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Take a few shots at them!!
Well, they are about 6k feet so not sure it would do any good.
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Old 11-29-2022, 04:15 PM   #24
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Well, they are about 6k feet so not sure it would do any good.
Get a bigger gun Fly !
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Old 11-29-2022, 04:16 PM   #25
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My best guess and I'm totally going out on a limb here but I think it's flying.
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Old 11-29-2022, 04:49 PM   #26
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I am curious how you found the flight info?

I know they do that for aerial mapping, and they also take pictures like that for various counties, for property tax purposes. Guadalupe County has a plane that flies over every winter, to take pictures for property tax purposes. They won’t start doing that, till December or January. They want as many leaves off of the trees as possible when they are taking pictures to base your property taxes on. They want to see as much as possible.
I would bet it’s aerial mapping for government purposes, since they are flying over a military base.
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Old 11-29-2022, 04:53 PM   #27
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I was stationed at Ft. Hood. They have 2 huge airports there, I am very surprised the Army let's someone fly so close to that base. We used to play some very serious war games on that post. In several games we had 3 branches of the military out there. F-16's were coming in dropping 500lb bomb's in one game. You would of thought it was the real deal.
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Old 11-29-2022, 04:57 PM   #28
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Probably crop dusting
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Old 11-29-2022, 05:00 PM   #29
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Old 11-29-2022, 05:00 PM   #30
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You’re the pilot! You should know better than most any of us!!!!!!

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Old 11-29-2022, 05:03 PM   #31
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Looks like the pilot is trying his best etch-a-sketch radar version of a male copulatory organ with the attachments?
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Old 11-29-2022, 05:03 PM   #32
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military the only way
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Old 11-29-2022, 05:18 PM   #33
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Looks like the pilot is trying his best etch-a-sketch radar version of a male copulatory organ with the attachments?
Hahahaha!
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Old 11-29-2022, 05:37 PM   #34
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I am curious how you found the flight info?

I know they do that for aerial mapping, and they also take pictures like that for various counties, for property tax purposes. Guadalupe County has a plane that flies over every winter, to take pictures for property tax purposes. They won’t start doing that, till December or January. They want as many leaves off of the trees as possible when they are taking pictures to base your property taxes on. They want to see as much as possible.
I would bet it’s aerial mapping for government purposes, since they are flying over a military base.
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Old 11-29-2022, 05:40 PM   #35
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Crop Duster
No crop duster at 6k feet or a cessna 310
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Old 11-29-2022, 05:41 PM   #36
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I was stationed at Ft. Hood. They have 2 huge airports there, I am very surprised the Army let's someone fly so close to that base. We used to play some very serious war games on that post. In several games we had 3 branches of the military out there. F-16's were coming in dropping 500lb bomb's in one game. You would of thought it was the real deal.
There is a restricted area on Hood proper. This plane is outside that area and you can get clearance to over fly Hood at 3500 feet most of the time.
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Old 11-29-2022, 05:49 PM   #37
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Appears it’s flying
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Old 11-29-2022, 05:54 PM   #38
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Whatever he/she is doing it is apparent by the straightness of those lines that he/she has not been drinking!!!
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Old 11-29-2022, 06:19 PM   #39
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My best guess and I'm totally going out on a limb here but I think it's flying.
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Old 11-29-2022, 06:20 PM   #40
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Old 11-29-2022, 06:30 PM   #41
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Whatever he/she is doing it is apparent by the straightness of those lines that he/she has not been drinking!!!
Beat me to it. I was going to reply “some dang nice flying” to the op. I’ll add, he/she knows what they’re doing and Ft. Hood is well aware.
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Old 11-29-2022, 07:15 PM   #42
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I would tell you But, then I would have to kill ya
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Old 11-29-2022, 07:16 PM   #43
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Old 11-29-2022, 07:31 PM   #44
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A few years ago, I protested my property tax.
Williamson county whipped out some photos of my property to justify their evaluation.
The photos were very high resolution (you could tell which cow patties were old and which were fresh) and from 4 different angles.
They told me that they hire someone to fly a grid (hence the angles) over the entire county and take these pictures.
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Old 11-29-2022, 07:54 PM   #45
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Could be Spraying to kill cactus.. they did that a couple years ago on our lease. Landowner called us and asked us not to go down to the lease the week they were spraying.
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Old 11-29-2022, 08:20 PM   #46
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Mapping out land the Chinese can buy
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Old 11-29-2022, 09:04 PM   #47
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They were hired to find a big buck down.
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Old 11-29-2022, 09:09 PM   #48
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Foil Hat Time!!!
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Old 11-29-2022, 09:25 PM   #49
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Old 11-29-2022, 09:26 PM   #50
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Possibly radar testing

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