One sortie objective was to find "something interesting" in a 7 x 15 mile area just east of FNL, using the expanding square search pattern. We never found the intended objective, but we did find something interesting! Pictures taken by 82H crew. We learned that we needed to be lower and to use the zoom lens on the camera - that is why we are practicing this!!!
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|49H in the hangar - sunny day outside||Mini Mission Base||Getting ready|
|Still getting ready||Over initial search location, near US 34 and US 34 bypass junction||Looking for "something interesting"|
|Possible target - about 1000 AGL||Another possible target||Still looking|
|New State Farm building||Is this "interesting"?||Not sure if this is it or not|
|Water tank with smiley face - probable target?||Water tank with smiley face - another angle||Water tank with smiley face - another angle|
|Water tank with smiley face - another angle||Close-up of smiley face with edge-detection and contour filtering.|