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HFM Detector

There is a Helicopter Following Me Alarm
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I phone app that monitors aircraft flight patterns and identifies when a particular aircraft's movements too closely match your own.
vfrackis, Aug 18 2009

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       Eh? Any chance of a further explanation to you're idea? I clearly don't get it.
skinflaps, Aug 18 2009
  

       [vfrackis] is paranoid that some-one is watching them; which (times and governments being what they are) is probably correct.
(Psst, [vfrackis], if you can see that you're being watched, then we.. er, they have failed. Good reconnaissance is undected reconnaissance.)
neutrinos_shadow, Aug 18 2009
  

       Once I stuck my head out my car window and paid close attention to a black helicopter that was hovering over the freeway exit I was taking.   

       They followed me for two blocks, hovered behind me at a stoplight for a minute, then went back to whatever they were doing.   

       I'm guessing one of two things - either they were having a little fun, or more likely they were a police copter, and they ran my plates through the computer.   

       In the old days it was very obvious if an aircraft was law enforcement, but since they started buying later generation gear it is very difficult to tell unless you are familiar with departmental paint schemes.   

       I don't worry about black helicopters in general, but I'd love to see some app with user-generated content that would allow you to know the wherabouts of the urban traffic enforcement boys in real time. Sort of like the old CB radio network for this century.   

       Around these parts that's primarily motorcycle officers, secondarily cars, and some team work with helicopters and planes.   

       The CB network still effectively functions as a traffic ticket avoidance tool, but it's only used between cities.
normzone, Aug 18 2009
  

       [vfrackis] gets the award for "idea that only I need", for the week. But I did laugh too. +
blissmiss, Aug 18 2009
  

       Build an upward facing camera into your car, connect it to a computer with graphical recognition software which can identify aircraft, and have it send a text message to your phone.   

       Or magic :)   

       I mean, it's not as if the police/dea/fbi/cia/etc are going to make their flight plans publicly available in real time, for potential criminals to know about.
goldbb, Aug 18 2009
  

       //it's not as if the police/dea/fbi/cia/etc are going to make their flight plans publicly available in real time//
it is, actually, at least when they're going to impose themselves on controlled airspace.
FlyingToaster, Aug 18 2009
  

       "Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not following me" +
Eggplant, Sep 12 2009
  

       vfrackis, you are a genius. Differently sane, perhaps, but a genius beyond question. God bless you.
unfettered, Sep 12 2009
  

       //differently sane//[marked=-for-tagline]
FlyingToaster, Sep 12 2009
  

       What does one do if it is determined that an aircraft is in fact following?
unfettered, Sep 12 2009
  

       That's where the surface to air missile stored under the backseat comes in handy. Just like you knew it would...
Eggplant, Sep 13 2009
  

       If you have a soft-top Jaguar XK8, a simple modification would suffice. On the back shelf are two plastic covers, beneath which are stored two tungsten-tipped spikes. If the car decides it is about to go upside down, these spikes are fired explosively to penetrate the hood (if up), and stop the top of your head from becoming a giant marker-pen as you skid upside down along the road.   

       Now, if the spikes were not tethered, and if the firing mechanism had a manual override...
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 13 2009
  
      
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