This little doozy of a plane looked sweet in the morning sky over downtown Albuquerque, flashing its white wings and baring its oil-stained belly in a clear sky. Oh so pretty, and then, again ... and again.
KOB reporter, Jeremy Jojola, wrote about Google's use of aerial photography over the City Of Albuquerque on The Fix long ago. [See Being Nosy High Above Albuquerque] This incessant airplane though, is not what he was referring to, because when the Googley uses its satellite imagery, you don't even know they are photographing your backyard when they do.
So what is that C.I.A.-like device at this plane's tail? Looks a bit odd for a civilian Cessna. Indeed.
Here it comes again. Buzz, buzz. Gotta get more coffee ... and a Tylenol for the neck strain.
Ah, you know, those blue and red stripes on the fuselage look kind of familiar. Kind of reminds me of an Albuquerque police car. Well Siree Bob, it turns out this flightly and incessant airplane is owned by the City of Albuquerque's Police Department and is better known as AIR FIVE.
Coffee's gone cold anyway ...
My hat is off to the men and women in blue, way up in those blue skies overhead (and so far today without any head winds), but don't you guys and gals get a little dizzy flying in circles?
Maybe I'll just step back inside. Adios amigos.