Bear in the air!

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by VisuTrac, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Well at least we have it's tail number.
    And, just need to know when it's on the ground for refueling and pilot swaps.

  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

  3. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++

    This is going to get pretty expensive for the city of Lancaster. With all the cities that have/will declare bankruptcies, this is just another sign that the collapse is well under way.
  4. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Sweet !!!
    I would lead it by at least 12/15 feet...
    tulianr, CaboWabo5150 and oldawg like this.
  5. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    A C-182 with a FLIR attached to the strut. That's actually a pretty economical aircraft considering they could have used a helicopter. I wonder if all the doughnuts would fit into a C-152 to lower the operating cost per hour just a bit more.

    I bet the officers flying the bugsmasher feel awful that they aren't in something bigger/faster/sleeker/turbine powered, etc.
  6. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Looks to this Flyer, that a Super Cub, or just about ANY flying platform, would do the job... If it was "Me" making the decision, I would have a Crew of two, (2) Pilot, AND Observer.... If they only have a Pilot, and he runs into another aircraft, or wires, or tower, because he was working the System rather than flying the aircraft, MAJOR FAA Regs are being Broken...... and the Liability Issues would be disastrous....
  7. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Erm, this is a government agency. They'll basically do what they want. And it's not the city that will be paying for the flying time, upkeep and such. It will be the tax payers and those that get nipped by the flying eye in way of fines, cost, ... etc.

    Just note the tail numbers in case you have binoculars and are feeling like bird watching in So. KaliPornia.
  8. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    Do you expect a govt agency to fly a tube and rag bugsmasher? It's bad enough that they have to fly in a piston single, let alone a cub. I bet the pilots would go on strike. No way can you mix 2010 tech with 1930's tech... (definition of steampunk: )

    Anyway, VisuTrac, I'm just being facetious. Us pilots are just thinking about how useful a flir on our strut would be to look at deer and bears around the homestead. I agree, the city govt's could care less how much the aircraft costs to operate when they can extract what they need from their residents to keep it going.
  9. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    My State Trooper flies a tricked out Super Cub, with large sized Tundra Tires. (18") It is kind of funny to watch him "Unfold" himself (6'3" 250#) out of it when he comes to visit, during the winter.... To be fair, Alaska uses major Fish & Game violations to keep their Aircraft Fleet, up to date.... If you get caught in a major Violation, while using an Aircraft, for transport, AND are Convicted, the State seizes the Aircraft, as part of the restitution, to the state.
  10. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    The Tallahassee, Florida AO is better funded - our "Fish&Game" guys have a nifty eyetalian-made twin-turboprop hotrod to buzz around over the woods in, fitted with FLIR and cameras. Wonder if they can spot the pythons from up there.....? :lol:
  11. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

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