Today I was working in my yard when a plane that’s not usually in the area as far as I know flew overhead. A few minutes later one just like it flew overhead in the same direction. A few minutes later, it happened again. This time I noticed it banking when it was northwest of me, so I went inside to get my camera, figuring I might get some pictures. Next time around it was SW of me. Two more passes, and I got some decent photos, which I uploaded (hope I didn’t upload too many). A couple were good enough to read the tail number, N83, which I think is the shortest tail number I’ve seen. Looks like it’s owned by the FAA.
Any idea what it’s doing circling Austin? There was another single prop plane circling this morning. Probably unrelated, but yesterday was the third anniversary of the plane being flown into the Echelon building not too far away.