Helicopter N242BH. Has been flying around the Santa Barbara coast line for about a week. Flying back and forth. Any idea why?
It's looking for you.
It's dropping covid vaccine into Trump supporters
Looks like an Air Evac EMS helicopter. Here's what a quick google search brings up (https://www.helis.com/database/cn/36724/):
"Helicopter Bell 206L-1 Long Ranger Serial 45506 Register N242BH N242AE used by Air Evac Lifeteam. Aircraft history and location"
I don't think that's what it's doing now. It's been flying long, parallel flight paths up and down the coast and recent pictures show it with some kind of large sensor pod mounted beneath. I don't think it's SCE like earlier in the year because it's not following the powerlines.
My guess is that it's imaging for maps or similar.
Yeah, looking at current pictures, that's a giant camera pod on the front...
It's up by Gibraltar right now, flying those same long, parallel paths.
Here's the current owner.
Hi PR, just went to ADS-B Exchange and found N242BH continuing its flight in a very regular pattern. Here's the website:
Thanks LINCOLNLADY, neat site! You can see from previous days' histories that it is clearly doing some sort of mapping/surveying/aerial imagery/other GIS work, very consistent patterns every day with a clear boundary at the SB-Ventura county line.
The sensor array on the nose tells me it is set up for surveying power lines for SCE. SCE is spending a ton of money updating pole maps and also performing thermal scans of equipment
NOTREALLYDAVE .... funny.... I wish it would find me, and take me.....rescue me.... outta this horrible horrible horrible HOA !!!!!
will be even worse if we end up with tourist helicopter flights...
you must be new, we already have those. and someone already posted it.
Re: Suspicious Reader.
Could be on a training mission.
Or chopper are used to follow criminals in cars or on foot. Or afterr perps break city laws for speeding or robbing or assaulting citizens.
Readers must wait until the stealth drones arrive.
And nobody will hear or see them.
The black ones.
Just saw what may have been that helicopter flying pretty strange (from my untrained point of view). Almost looked in distress? Came to Edhat to see if anyone posted about it and saw this post. Tail was swinging side to side, low rate of speed, only about 3 stories above buildings.
Looks a lot like this: https://www.paradiseretreats.com/santa-barbara-activities/santa-barbara-helicopter-tours-aerial-tours/. I believe that’s Theo Kracke’s outfit…
And for a real suspicious copter. The SO copter was watching a suspicious male with SBPD on the scene at 3:02 pm on Calle Puerto Vallarta.