round and round in circles?


#1

flightaware.com/live/flight/N616 … 0Z/I69/I69

What’s going on with this flight? constant altitude of 5000ft - increasing speed and decreasing speed in circles over the airport? 2.5+ hrs of this?

sounds like a check ride from hell - flight testing some avionics or something? what are your thoughts?


#2

Probably something as simple as building up flight hours…

Gary


#3

Or a law enforcement aerial surveillance, maybe?

Edit: after looking more closely…unless the surveillance was at the airport…probably not law enforcement!!!


#4

Most likely related to maintenance, new engine being broke in or something of that nature. that would make sense about the speed changes if it were a new engine.


#5

Exactly what i thought. Big changes in power setting while staying within gliding distance are pretty good signs of a new engine.