Geese at 18000ft

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asw22...@gmail.com

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Jan 20, 2009, 12:58:54 PM1/20/09
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Havent posted this for a while but it will make you think when you are
next flying commercial.

Way back in distant time I was having some fun on a wave flight out
of Minden when we saw 100's of Canada geese wave soaring. While we
were capped to FL18 there were lots of Geese above us in the FL19-20
range.

With the A320 in the Hudson imagine ploughing into these guys at 3-500
mph on the approach to RNO.

http://silentflight.com/P0000385.JPG

http://silentflight.com/P0000386.JPG

Full archive is here.

http://silentflight.com/Gliding/Photos/Archive_3/archive_3.htm

Cheers

Al

vontresc

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Jan 20, 2009, 3:57:55 PM1/20/09
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On Jan 20, 11:58 am, "asw22pi...@gmail.com" <asw22pi...@gmail.com>
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Wow they don't get Hypoxic in the flight levels, or do they have O2
systems :-)

Pete

David Salmon

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Jan 20, 2009, 4:45:05 PM1/20/09
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They have been reported over Everest.
Dave


At 20:57 20 January 2009, vontresc wrote:
>On Jan 20, 11:58=A0am, "asw22pi...@gmail.com"

>wrote:
>> Havent posted this for a while but it will make you think when you are
>> next flying commercial.
>>
>> Way back in distant time I was having some fun on a wave flight out

>> of =A0Minden when we saw 100's of Canada geese =A0wave soaring.
=A0While
>=

BT

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Jan 20, 2009, 7:31:47 PM1/20/09
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I was at FL220 one time in a B-52, just getting ready to start a low level
run and passed an Eagle going the other way. At least we thought it was an
eagle.. full grown, white head.. grew from a tiny spec to HUGE real quick.
BT

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linwoods...@mac.com

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Jan 20, 2009, 8:00:25 PM1/20/09
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Took one on the left prop spinner on a King Air one night years ago.
11:00 pm at NIGHT at 11,000'. Had no idea they also flew then...
Things that go bump in the middle of the night tend to wake one up.
Nice mess...

Steve

sisu1a

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Jan 20, 2009, 8:19:35 PM1/20/09
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> I was at FL220 one time in a B-52, just getting ready to start a low level
> run and passed an Eagle going the other way. At least we thought it was an
> eagle.. full grown, white head.. grew from a tiny spec to HUGE real quick.

Don't know what altitude this happened at, but it was an eagle for
sure... (warning-animals WERE harmed in the making of this production)
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=136279

-Paul

Brad

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Jan 20, 2009, 9:15:12 PM1/20/09
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little bit of irony there eh?

Brad

Bruce

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Jan 21, 2009, 3:11:14 AM1/21/09
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Ground the lot of them, I say - busting class A, no oxygen and no
transponders.
What is the world coming to?

Al Eddie

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Jan 21, 2009, 10:00:07 AM1/21/09
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At 00:31 21 January 2009, BT wrote:
>I was at FL220 one time in a B-52, just getting ready to start a >low
level run

Aw bless...

Low level run at FL220....!?

;o)

markrobe...@gmail.com

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Jan 21, 2009, 2:37:40 PM1/21/09
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On Jan 20, 12:58 pm, "asw22pi...@gmail.com" <asw22pi...@gmail.com>
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A few years ago a friend and I made a short film about bird strikes
abatement at JFK airport.
Here it is on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVgCWo-EoiE
Perhaps I should have started a new thread for this?

John Bojack

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Jan 21, 2009, 3:35:20 AM1/21/09
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> Ground the lot of them, I say - busting class A, no oxygen and no
> transponders.


Really! Who do they think they are.......glider pilots?

J4


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