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Searching.
Beat me to it!

I was once doing a check ride with the SFI BAOR and be passed me a slip of paper with a grid ref on it and said he wanted me to carry out a creeping line ahead search using that grid as the start point. When I got to the grid it was the corner of a huge corn field in the Detmold LFA.

As I started the pattern he was leaning forward in his seat looking directly down. I asked him what he was doing and he said “Me and a few mates are coming shooting tonight and I’m looking for deer”
 
Looks like a search pattern known as a “creeping line ahead” to me. Can be programmed in to most modern navigation systems.
It might be. I assumed that because it is a Danish aircraft owned by a company that undertakes contracts for aerial surveys, that it was probably a survey. It could, of course, be an incorrect assumption. I'm reasonably sure that a survey pattern would look similar to a search pattern.

ETA:
This is the aircraft

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Ritch

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Looks like a search pattern known as a “creeping line ahead” to me. Can be programmed in to most modern navigation systems.
Some aircraft are contracted by the Coastguard to perform searches, aren't they?
 

Ritch

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Dunno. Sounds like a good idea though.
I think someone mentioned it on here about how one company based at Doncaster Sheffield does searches and you can tell depending on their callsign for the flight. I'll have a look.
 
It might be. I assumed that because it is a Danish aircraft owned by a company that undertakes contracts for aerial surveys, that it was probably a survey. It could, of course, be an incorrect assumption. I'm reasonably sure that a survey pattern would look similar to a search pattern.
See if you hadn’t kept that to yourself you’d have saved us all a shitload of pixels
:)
 

Ritch

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The first flight of the Boeing 777-9 is due to take off for a test in roughly twenty minutes. You'll be able to see it if you search for BOE001
 
The first flight of the Boeing 777-9 is due to take off for a test in roughly twenty minutes. You'll be able to see it if you search for BOE001
Just lining up for take off now.
 

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