ShanwickOceanic wrote:Finnair OH-LXD headed to Rovaniemi. Look down, see it on FR24. Look up, see it for real. I get way too much of a kick out of that.
ANCFlyer wrote:Well, this is fun . . .
Moved from Alaska to Illinois, and here we are, sitting under one of the approaches to ORD. Can't beat that. I can get up early and watch the Asian arrivals on Flightaware and catch them over Wonder Lake . . . .
Not too shabby.
Wonder what the air traffic will be like in EYW.
vikkyvik wrote:Driving home from work the other day on the 405, passing LGB, an FX A300 passed 200 feet overhead right above my car. Beautiful view through the sunroof.
I've been waiting a long time for that to happen at LGB.
JLAmber wrote:A US-registered Cirrus SR-22 has been in and out of BLK for the last week. No idea why, but he seems to be drawing pictures on FR24 with his routes. Any guesses on what he's trying to draw here?:
vikkyvik wrote:So then one slightly louder airplane is approaching. I look up, it's a UA 752. No big deal, we see those fairly often. It passes, the sound diminishes. Then about 15 seconds later, start to hear a softer jet-engine noise from above. Look up, there are no aircraft headed for LGB in the sky. So that's the vortices from the 752. I say to my coworker, "those are the wingtip vortices". He says "really? No kidding!" Sound gets louder, then pretty rapidly diminishes, probably about 30 seconds after the aircraft passed. A second later, our napkins and such get blown off the table. Coworker is mighty impressed. Good old 752s.
I don't care what anyone says - that is always one of the coolest things to happen when airplanes pass overhead.
CALTECH wrote:Was it a UAL757 with or without Winglets ? Imagine the winglets would cut them down a bit, but the ones coming off the flaps should still be there.
vikkyvik wrote:Driving to lunch a half hour ago. Two CH-46 Sea Knights lifted off and circled away south from the former MCAS Tustin. At least, that's where they appeared to be lifting off from.
As per usual, I suppose they could have been Chinooks, but I think they were Sea Knights.