Re: e4b - which way was it headed?
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> Does the video catch any ground reference so that you can seemight
> roughly the heading of the aircraft? while it is not certain, it
> give some info, since while I can see if being cleared to transitThe best I can tell is that the cameraman was generally facing south
> the airspace, I can't see that it would be orbiting through the
> airspace repeatedly (that would make air defense a lot harder
> for the guys on the ground trying to keep that airspace clean)
> or just "wandering through" - was it going left to right (coast) or
> right to left?
towards the White House North Lawn and the plane moves generally from
frame left towards frame right. In the image the plane is heading
away from the cameraman at an angle, (southwest?) making a banking
right hand turn (towards westish?)until it was flying perpendicular
to his field of view and at the end of the clip the cameraman catches
part of one of the statues in Lafayette Park frame right. So it sort
of looks like it was heading southwest, banking and turning west or
northwest. Unfortunately there are not good static references in the
clip since he was shooting upward so this is only my best guess.