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Plane just buzzed over Peachland

Postby R6MM » Nov 6th, 2012, 11:59 am

Anyone else just see what looked like a lear jet or similar type plane pass over Peachland and then circle over the lake?
Quite cool as he came in pretty low over Ponderosa mtn.
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Re: Plane just buzzed over Peachland

Postby 1Westside » Nov 6th, 2012, 12:18 pm

Very likely Greg Norman's private plane having a look at yet another overbuilt and likely unaffordable golf course and housing development.
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Re: Plane just buzzed over Peachland

Postby Dizzy1 » Nov 28th, 2012, 9:27 am

Was most likely Nav Canada's CL600 checking out some of YLW's navigational beacons/approaches ...

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Nav-Cana ... c927e3b6c7

... was doing the same thing over Kal Lake the day before.
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Re: Plane just buzzed over Peachland

Postby AirHoss » Nov 30th, 2012, 1:48 pm

Dizzy1 wrote:Was most likely Nav Canada's CL600 checking out some of YLW's navigational beacons/approaches ...

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Nav-Cana ... c927e3b6c7

... was doing the same thing over Kal Lake the day before.



We've been testing MLAT, actually.
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Re: Plane just buzzed over Peachland

Postby Dizzy1 » Dec 1st, 2012, 5:45 pm

AirHoss wrote:We've been testing MLAT, actually.

Thanks for the insight :) Any idea how often the system gets tested? Also, would you happen to know if the CL600 calibrates ILS systems as well?
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Re: Plane just buzzed over Peachland

Postby AirHoss » Dec 2nd, 2012, 12:57 am

MLAT is only currently being tested to certify a coverage extension for YLW tower. The system has only been online since mid 2012. Not sure yet if that system will require maintenance flight checks at all or if it can be done from the ground.

We retired the CL60s two years ago and now (as you posted) Two CRJ2s do all of NavCanada's flight checks. ILS included.

Edit: apparently we have a DH8C that I thought had been retired. I guess not.
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Re: Plane just buzzed over Peachland

Postby Dizzy1 » Dec 2nd, 2012, 2:27 pm

AirHoss wrote:MLAT is only currently being tested to certify a coverage extension for YLW tower. The system has only been online since mid 2012. Not sure yet if that system will require maintenance flight checks at all or if it can be done from the ground.

We retired the CL60s two years ago and now (as you posted) Two CRJ2s do all of NavCanada's flight checks. ILS included.

Edit: apparently we have a DH8C that I thought had been retired. I guess not.

Thanks for the info, greatly appreciated :)
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Re: Plane just buzzed over Peachland

Postby AirHoss » Dec 2nd, 2012, 3:49 pm

No sweat.
You a pilot or just curious?
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Re: Plane just buzzed over Peachland

Postby Dizzy1 » Dec 3rd, 2012, 3:07 pm

AirHoss wrote:No sweat.
You a pilot or just curious?

PPL with M/E and IFR :)
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