LADS (LASER AIRBORNE DEPTH SOUNDING) PLANE OVER KAIKOURA COAST AFTER QUAKE

I am staying with a mate of mine in Tasmania who is a pilot and when we went to the airport at Launceston a few days ago I saw this plane sitting there. I think it's the same one that people photographed over the Kaikoura coast just after the quake. What it's supposed to be is a laser technology that determines the depth of the sea-bed, used for mapping. Not for searching for minerals or hydro-carbons. Of course, who knows what all COULD be on there as it's operated by the Australian Navy. But at least this makes its presence there understandable as my guess is that they were using it to map changes in the seabed after the quake?

http://www.navy.gov.au/fleet/aircraft/laser-airborne-depth-sounder

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Comment by Danielle on February 2, 2017 at 19:42
Comment by Danielle on February 2, 2017 at 19:38
Comment by Danielle on February 2, 2017 at 19:28

Rangitikei NZ Feb 2016

Comment by Danielle on February 2, 2017 at 19:26

http://thecontrail.com/photo/rangitikei-nz-1?context=album&albu...

See this a lot lately, flying quite low & heading across town rather than Nth or Sth.  (above pic)

Comment by Danielle on February 2, 2017 at 19:24

Rangitikei NZ

Comment by rose on February 2, 2017 at 7:00

Thats them Pam - many thanks and would you be able to link the links?  I'm sure we had a discussion in comments about these?

Comment by Danielle on February 1, 2017 at 20:15

Comment by Danielle on February 1, 2017 at 20:02

Delete these if they're not it Rose, think these were the ones I captured you're talking about.

discussion with the above image: http://thecontrail.com/photo/what-s-this?context=album&albumId=...

and this: http://thecontrail.com/photo/what-s-this-1?context=album&albumI...

Comment by Danielle on February 1, 2017 at 20:00

Comment by Danielle on February 1, 2017 at 20:00

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