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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by avjhb » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:17 pm

cage wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:33 pm
Guys, it's a Sunday evening. Put down the laptop / phone, there has to be something more interesting than staring at flight radar.
This thread always makes me a little sad, no one's social life can be that empty.
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Instead of belittling people who post on this thread, including myself, and quashing their enthusiasm, could you not consider some of the positive or "cool" aspects of being able to see which ac are flying where?

Chilling at home now having a quiet one in, I just saw the lights of an ac go past. Turns out it's ZT-RDI, one of the few Bell 505s in the country! And yours truly could look this up on, ahem, FR24.. I think it's really cool to know that a chopper like that just flew nearby and I'm sure a lot of other avcommers would too. Having been exposed to the miracle of flight when my dad and I went for a flip in a Bell 206 when I was a kid, I've loved helicopters, and Bells for that matter, ever since.

What kind of ac do you fly?


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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Globemaster » Fri May 24, 2019 4:59 pm

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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by JoziFlyer » Fri May 24, 2019 5:23 pm

cage wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:33 pm
Guys, it's a Sunday evening. Put down the laptop / phone, there has to be something more interesting than staring at flight radar.
This thread always makes me a little sad, no one's social life can be that empty.
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I’m with Shirley on this. Get a life guys. There’s Game of Thrones to watch. 😋
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Burner » Fri May 24, 2019 6:05 pm

JoziFlyer wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 5:23 pm
cage wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:33 pm
Guys, it's a Sunday evening. Put down the laptop / phone, there has to be something more interesting than staring at flight radar.
This thread always makes me a little sad, no one's social life can be that empty.
Shirley.
I’m with Shirley on this. Get a life guys. There’s Game of Thrones to watch. 😋
It finished last weekend! Now I need to stop stalking aeries and go be social!
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Glenn L » Tue May 28, 2019 1:49 pm

I've noticed a few times that there is weird info on Fr24 . It says this mango ac is at 40000ft yet im just about to board her on the hard at PE. She landed about 2mins after this screenshot.
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by trees » Tue May 28, 2019 3:17 pm

Aircraft without ADS-B transponders are tracked by MLAT and need to be in range of about 5 receivers at a time instead of just one. MLAT is not only less accurate, but the need to be in range of more receivers reduces the coverage area the aircraft fall into.

You can see at end of the purple line is where the aircraft went out of range. The black line is just an FR24 estimate which occasionally don't calculate correctly.
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Glenn L » Tue May 28, 2019 9:13 pm

trees wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:17 pm
Aircraft without ADS-B transponders are tracked by MLAT and need to be in range of about 5 receivers at a time instead of just one. MLAT is not only less accurate, but the need to be in range of more receivers reduces the coverage area the aircraft fall into.

You can see at end of the purple line is where the aircraft went out of range. The black line is just an FR24 estimate which occasionally don't calculate correctly.
aha, helpful, thank you
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by AgustaGuy » Wed May 29, 2019 11:36 pm

Singapore A350 turning around and descending!!
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by jvdl » Thu May 30, 2019 9:27 am

AgustaGuy wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 11:36 pm
Singapore A350 turning around and descending!!
Is that a regularly scheduled flight, though? To my knowledge Singapore does Cape Town -> Joburg -> Singapore daily, but leaves Joburg at around 14h00.

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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by evanb » Thu May 30, 2019 3:02 pm

AgustaGuy wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 11:36 pm
Singapore A350 turning around and descending!!
It did a second turn back!!! First departure was at 10:51 PM, returned to the field, and then took off again at 2:27 AM and diverted back to JNB a second time!! Aircraft still on the ground in JNB I believe!
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Safair FA117 issue?

Unread post by henkhugo » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:34 pm

Seems to be trouble shooting an issue.
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Re: Safair FA117 issue?

Unread post by henkhugo » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:49 pm

Could it be due to fog?
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Burner » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:15 pm

Looks like they shot an approach, went on the missed approach, and landed off the second one.

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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Bell 407 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:19 am

TAP inaugurates the first transatlantic Airbus A321LR service crossing the Atlantic from Porto to New York.

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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Kelerei » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:35 am

What happened when NZWN got 120km/h gusts last Thursday:
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Evidently, NZAA is a lot nicer at this time of year! :P
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