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Extreme Plane Spotting

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Mal08
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Re: Extreme Plane Spotting

Hi Shutter,
No I cant claim to be a 'planespotter', but I did spend a lot of time in and around aviation - both professionally and as a hobby.
But I do find the http://www.flightradar24.com/ site fascinating !. Although I do understand how all the technology involved - its amazing to think I can site in the garden - and watch airliners pass overhead and on my phone look at  the Flightradar screen showing what the aircraft are and their details.
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Yes, that is what I use to get the flight details... amazing stuff... can also tune in to them as they get guided in and out of the sectors.... great fun...
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Nice images shutter!
Are these also some of yours
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I'm heavily into military aviation but as ex-RAF and married to a display pilot I guess I would be!  Smiley
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Does anyone else have this hobby?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/32369450@N02/13911361178/in/photostream

Can't say I do but 379x zoom? Thats incredible!
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Quote from: Mal08
I do find the http://www.flightradar24.com/ site fascinating !.
Although I do understand how all the technology involved - its amazing to think I can site in the garden - and watch airliners pass overhead and on my phone look at  the Flightradar screen showing what the aircraft are and their details.
Mal

Excellent webpage, thanks

I use a similar text and image based info and specific singular Airline / aircraft flight number tracking location graphics to inform Relatives, and myself, abroad about Arrivals and Departures at various Worldwide Airports, including Terminal Changes.
Along with ground plans of Terminals, very useful. Especially in America.
This site will be a useful addition.

I shall do a bit of Flyover spotting later......
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UK satellite operator Inmarsat is to offer a free, basic tracking service to all the world's passenger airliners.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27369288
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Cool Guys, this is extreme plane spotting. And you can even read the numbers with the naked eye too.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/diegocampelo/14151094073/in/pool-29056365@N00
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Passenger planes come in an out of Newcastle roughly every 10 or 20 minutes.
When I am off work I watch the planes come in and out, I would say my favorite plane that goes in and out of NCL is the Boeing 777-300ER flown by Emirates on its daily service to Dubai and back.  I would also say the A330 and the 767-300 flown by Monarch, Thomas Cook (A330) and Thomson (767)
Thomson is starting long haul routes to Caribbean and USA with the 787's replacing the ageing 767's
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