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Re: Flight path

PostPosted: Fri 28 Jul 2017 9:34 pm
by Andy B
Steve wrote:
Andy B wrote:Did anyone get the Flightradar24 and been monitoring the height of aircraft over Ware?
I'm interested to know if you assumptions are true or false?

I've been using Flightradar24 for a couple of years and I don't think I've ever seen one below 2700ft


That's what I thought as its the perception of different sizes of aircraft that give the low altitude affect as in a Boeing 737 at 2700 feet will seem higher than a 747 or A380 at the same height. We only get around three or four different types of aircraft here into Nelson as we are just a regional airport although they have a million SLC's (Self Loading Cargo or passengers to you and me) so the frequency of aircraft during summer can be fairly high. I can see one end of the runway from my deck.

Re: Flight path

PostPosted: Sat 29 Jul 2017 1:55 am
by Steve
Andy B wrote:That's what I thought as its the perception of different sizes of aircraft that give the low altitude affect as in a Boeing 737 at 2700 feet will seem higher than a 747 or A380 at the same height.

The only large aircraft that fly into Stansted are freight - 747, MD11 and A300.

Re: Flight path

PostPosted: Sat 29 Jul 2017 5:31 am
by Andy B
Virgin were flying their fleet in for maintenance has that now stopped?

Re: Flight path

PostPosted: Sat 29 Jul 2017 12:48 pm
by Steve
Andy B wrote:Virgin were flying their fleet in for maintenance has that now stopped?

Never seen an inbound Virgin

Re: Flight path

PostPosted: Mon 31 Jul 2017 9:28 pm
by Andy B
Steve wrote:
Andy B wrote:Virgin were flying their fleet in for maintenance has that now stopped?

Never seen an inbound Virgin


I knew someone who worked there and he told me but that was some years ago now.

Re: Flight path

PostPosted: Thu 10 Aug 2017 3:51 pm
by Matt40
So after using the flightradar app, a boeing 747 went over Ware this afternoon. It looked low but was actually just shy of 3,000 ft.

Re: Flight path

PostPosted: Fri 01 Sep 2017 9:25 am
by Andy B
Matt40 wrote:So after using the flightradar app, a boeing 747 went over Ware this afternoon. It looked low but was actually just shy of 3,000 ft.


I cannot say you'll not find any aircraft below the required height but it should be a rarity due to the monitoring of pilots and aircraft and aircraft size can create the illusion of being low.