researchers Dr Jim McQuaid and Dr Alastair Lewis, who
co-ordinated the project to test pollution levels over
Leeds from a specially equipped German plane (Reporter
477, page 1) generated interest in their work from some
spotters from around the country rang up to find out when
they could see this unusual specimen, and there were excited
exchanges on plane spotter chat rooms about its arrival
McQuaid explains: "The plane is apparently quite famous
amongst plane spotters, as it has a long probe on its
nose as part of its adaptation for scientific research.
One man had already travelled twice to Germany to see
it, without success, and he came all the way up from Gatwick
to Leeds, where he did manage to get a sighting."
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