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Unusual air traffic

velvetz11
Any one else see/hear/ or feel that cargo-plane, off of lower river rd. Pulaski cnty, GA. coming in way too low?? Where's he planning to land? My internet went down as he flew over? Odd!!
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    mjd420nova

    How far from Atlanta?? I'm close to the approaches to both SFO (san fran) and OAK (oakland). They both have major cargo distribution centers and run many flights. They don't have to adhere to the strict passenger guidelines and enter into the patterns from 35,000 feet to 15,000 feet in around thirty seconds, right over the house. The passenger jets enter in the pattern over twenty five miles farther out.

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    robo_dev

    could be one of those drones gearing up for the war on Christmas. :)

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Google Maps shows Hawkinsville-Pulaski County AP just east of town and Heart of Georgia Regional 20 miles southeast in Eastman. A downwind leg for either could put a fairly low-flying aircraft in that area.

    Could also be something out of Warner Robins, doing low-level night training.

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    velvetz11

    2nd event, This wasn't any local plane. off any regular flight pattern.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Every once in a while, we get military air traffic over Batesburg, but it's rare, and it's usually working from either Shaw AFB, 70 miles away, or the AF auxiliary field in North, 40 miles away.

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    velvetz11

    Quite unusual. I've never seen any air traffic that size flying," that low " out here. There are 3 airstrips/fields in the area, Robbins would be the closest for that size. Dont misunderstand me, I enjoy any and all air traffic. It was heading in a NW direction, there could be a new commercial landing fascility W of River Rd., but it would have to be very close to the river. Few areas appear to have the land mass for such a landing. I drove back around and did the entire loop around, nothing visible or accesssible. If anyone knows their not saying. Have a great day!! :)

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    velvetz11

    You're probably right about the training.

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    velvetz11

    Is for agriculture use.

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    mjd420nova

    How far from Atlanta?? I'm close to the approaches to both SFO (san fran) and OAK (oakland). They both have major cargo distribution centers and run many flights. They don't have to adhere to the strict passenger guidelines and enter into the patterns from 35,000 feet to 15,000 feet in around thirty seconds, right over the house. The passenger jets enter in the pattern over twenty five miles farther out.

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    robo_dev

    could be one of those drones gearing up for the war on Christmas. :)

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Google Maps shows Hawkinsville-Pulaski County AP just east of town and Heart of Georgia Regional 20 miles southeast in Eastman. A downwind leg for either could put a fairly low-flying aircraft in that area.

    Could also be something out of Warner Robins, doing low-level night training.

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    velvetz11

    2nd event, This wasn't any local plane. off any regular flight pattern.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Every once in a while, we get military air traffic over Batesburg, but it's rare, and it's usually working from either Shaw AFB, 70 miles away, or the AF auxiliary field in North, 40 miles away.

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    velvetz11

    Quite unusual. I've never seen any air traffic that size flying," that low " out here. There are 3 airstrips/fields in the area, Robbins would be the closest for that size. Dont misunderstand me, I enjoy any and all air traffic. It was heading in a NW direction, there could be a new commercial landing fascility W of River Rd., but it would have to be very close to the river. Few areas appear to have the land mass for such a landing. I drove back around and did the entire loop around, nothing visible or accesssible. If anyone knows their not saying. Have a great day!! :)

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    velvetz11

    You're probably right about the training.

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    velvetz11

    Is for agriculture use.