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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Joker11 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:59 am

ERNIE wrote:
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Was watching the departure on Flightradar 24 this morning, of Flight EK448, from Dubai to Auckland. My Son and Grandson were on the flight. For some reason there were no takeoffs and landings for about three quarters of an hour. I found this very strange, as usually Dubai is extremely busy. Eventually the flight departed an hour and forty minutes late.

On this afternoons news Bulletin on RSG it was announced that there were Drones seen in the vicinity of the airport, obviously leading to a shutdown, as at Heathrow a while ago.

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Indeed. Luckily the it wasn't shut down for long, but we had a massive ATC backlog as this was during EKs major departure period.
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by ace » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:07 pm

Early yesterday morning I saw this 747 freighter fly overhead and I tracked it for a time - it settled into cruise at 34000ft heading for what looked to be Cape Town. Just east of Upington it was descending through 16000ft and there the track ended.

The next day, this plane is then en route to Hannover (HAJ) and the flight appears to have originated from Upington - question is, is this a common movement??

I'm having a technological challenge to post screenshots :oops:
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by thysbosch » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:09 pm

Most probably picking up grapes and taking it to Europe!
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by opsmike » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:48 pm

ace wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:07 pm
Early yesterday morning I saw this 747 freighter fly overhead and I tracked it for a time - it settled into cruise at 34000ft heading for what looked to be Cape Town. Just east of Upington it was descending through 16000ft and there the track ended.

The next day, this plane is then en route to Hannover (HAJ) and the flight appears to have originated from Upington - question is, is this a common movement??

I'm having a technological challenge to post screenshots :oops:
Yes quite regular taking cars or grapes to Germany
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by ace » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:57 pm

Very interesting - thanks for the info! The a/c reg is TF-AMN by the way..
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Wonko the Sane » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:50 pm

opsmike wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:48 pm
ace wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:07 pm
Early yesterday morning I saw this 747 freighter fly overhead and I tracked it for a time - it settled into cruise at 34000ft heading for what looked to be Cape Town. Just east of Upington it was descending through 16000ft and there the track ended.

The next day, this plane is then en route to Hannover (HAJ) and the flight appears to have originated from Upington - question is, is this a common movement??

I'm having a technological challenge to post screenshots :oops:
Yes quite regular taking cars or grapes to Germany
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Burner » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:35 pm

Wonko the Sane wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:50 pm
opsmike wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:48 pm
ace wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:07 pm
Early yesterday morning I saw this 747 freighter fly overhead and I tracked it for a time - it settled into cruise at 34000ft heading for what looked to be Cape Town. Just east of Upington it was descending through 16000ft and there the track ended.

The next day, this plane is then en route to Hannover (HAJ) and the flight appears to have originated from Upington - question is, is this a common movement??

I'm having a technological challenge to post screenshots :oops:
Yes quite regular taking cars or grapes to Germany
"Upington International Airport
The airport has three runways, the primary one measuring 4,900 metres (the longest civilian runway in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the few able to land a space shuttle)."


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Interestingly, Embraer Unidade Gavião Peixoto Airport in Brazil, is 67m longer than Upington.. however although not military, it is a private civilian airfield. So technically Upington is the second longest civilian airfield in the Southern Hemisphere.

Also, the fact that it was an emergency landing site also isn't correct. Apparently Hoedspruit was though.
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by jaggedassasins » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:57 pm

https://www.flightradar24.com/ZSYAY/1f8ca9a5

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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Joker11 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:06 pm

https://www.flightradar24.com/JEF99/1f8d2d9f

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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by MadMacs » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:37 pm

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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Hop Harrigan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:48 pm

Safair Dbn to CT now...wtf?
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Safair Dbn to CT touch and go at CT???
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by ZSAHT » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:05 pm

Interesting! It has made a run for East London and made a u turn back to Cape Town as at 2019-02-21 @ 15h05.
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by depach » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:13 pm

It looks like they didn't turn off the ADS-B when they landed and fr24 picked this all up as one flight

They were on the ground at FACT for about 45 mins
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Jetblast » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:01 pm

FA 102 in the hold for close to an hour now. Any ideas why?
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Myle » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:27 pm

Followed the landing on Flight Radar. Had a speed all the way to touch down of about 165 Kts used the whole runway and had the emergency vehicles following it. Looks like a flap 15 landing so maybe hydraulic failure. Dual hydraulic failure has a lengthy checklist to complete. Would be interesting to find out what it was. fr still shows it on the taxi way with emergency vehicles
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