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Ohio State Highway Patrol
Cessna 182T Skylane
Mansfield - Mansfield Lahm Regional (MFD/KMFD)
USA - Ohio, March 16, 2010
Nate Conrad
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N716HP (cn 18281581) After about 2 years of keeping an eye out, I've finally gotten this plane! Granted, it's not the greatest picture, but I got him nonetheless! Owned and operated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, this a/c is pictured on March 16, 2010 circling and clocking motorists on I-71 in a stretch of highway the truckers refer to as "Radar Alley."

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Nate Conrad March 17, 2010 at 02:41PM Rating: 6
I'm not sure their exact method--I've heard from police officers I know who say it is a stopwatch. What I do know is that they are forever changing their frequency, so listening to them on the scanner is nearly impossible.

Richard Lee March 17, 2010 at 03:18AM Rating: 10
Ive never cared much for the "Bear in the Air" speed clocking...Don't they use a Stop watch?..Seems like there could be too much potential for Error that the "speeder" will end up paying for.

Mark Plumley March 17, 2010 at 02:59AM Rating: 10
There are measured lines on the highway, an officer or trooper in an aircraft visually looks for a vehicle that appears to be traveling faster than the posted speed limit. The vehicle he picks out is usually also traveling faster than surrounding traffic. He starts the measuring device when you cross the first line. He ends the speed measurement when you cross the second line. Then, the airborne officer radios your vehicle information to the ground unit, who pulls you over. Usually the airborne officer will keep your car in sight until the ground unit pulls in behind you and the airborne officer verifies that he has the right car.

Jordan March 17, 2010 at 02:30AM Rating: 6
wait... they can clock you from the air? how do they get your plate?