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Old 12-07-20, 05:36 PM
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Address painted on roof

I was tooling around in Google Maps, and I started to notice that occasionally buildings have their street address painted on the roof, like here, or here.

Google turned up this LAT story about helping police helicopters.

Anybody paint their address on their roof? Or know more about the trend?
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Old 12-07-20, 06:08 PM
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If they used Google Maps to locate homes it wouldn't matter if the roof had a number on it.

That is what police drones do:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/05/t...ce-drones.html

Each day, the Chula Vista police respond to as many as 15 emergency calls with a drone, launching more than 4,100 flights since the program began two years ago. Chula Vista, a Southern California city with a population of 270,000, is the first in the country to adopt such a program, called Drone as First Responder.
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After an emergency call comes in, officers give the drone a location, and it flies to that point on its own — before returning on its own, too. The department’s drones can cover about one-third of the city from two launch sites, responding to roughly 70 percent of all emergency calls. After asking the Federal Aviation Administration to approve a third launch site, the local police hope to cover the entire city, about 52 square miles between San Diego and the Mexican border.
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Old 12-07-20, 06:22 PM
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Wow, sounds like CV got an exemption from the FAA to the very strong regulation against BVLOS drone operations
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I used to fly a lot for work and would occasionally notice the name of a company painted on the top of their building in big enough font so passengers could read them. Soemtimes a company logo, too. Especially common in industrial or commercial zones under the take-off or landing patterns of the airport. Some of those building's roofs had a pretty fair-sized surface area.

A city here in Orange County, California (Santa Ana) has an ordinance that new buildings in certain commercial and industrial zones in the city have to have their address numbers painted on all sides of the buildings. They are usually in gang-infested areas.
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^This house is in Milwaukee, next to the airport. The owner is an artist who painted this on his roof to mess with people.

https://archive.jsonline.com/news/mi...07301071.html/
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Old 12-08-20, 08:07 AM
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That's hilarious!
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Old 12-08-20, 01:58 PM
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There's actually a company out there who buys up the roof real estate near airports and then sells that to advertisers who are trying to appeal to people looking out the window. Maybe you could do it with your own house
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Old 12-08-20, 02:00 PM
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Used to live in an apt under the SAN flight path, but that was almost 20 years ago now.
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Only planes flying over my house are F-35s, and those mofos are loud! I want to paint this on the roof:
https://i1.sndcdn.com/artworks-00000...j-t500x500.jpg
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Old 12-08-20, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Anybody paint their address on their roof? Or know more about the trend?
Don't need to, they know where I am
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Old 12-09-20, 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Notso_fastLane View Post
Only planes flying over my house are F-35s, and those mofos are loud! I want to paint this on the roof:
https://i1.sndcdn.com/artworks-00000...j-t500x500.jpg
or maybe “Easy on the jake brakes”

I used to live in Ridgecrest and there’s an empty mile between there and the next little town, Buttermilk Acres, because that’s the approach for the airfield. The development is however right upstream of the breech of the rocket sled track so they get a blast of noise every month or three

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Old 12-09-20, 08:12 AM
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Reminds me of this:
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Originally Posted by Notso_fastLane View Post
Only planes flying over my house are F-35s, and those mofos are loud! I want to paint this on the roof:
https://i1.sndcdn.com/artworks-00000...j-t500x500.jpg
One of the last things I did prior to retiring from the Air Force Reserve was merging Active Duty and Reserve fighter squadrons like the ones at Hill AFB in Utah. I do recall the conversations regarding the noise footprint because those things are louder than the F-16 and I was wondering how long it would be before folks noticed.
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