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Plane spotting in Cali

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posted on Apr, 15 2016 @ 07:19 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

Five are coming to test this summer.




posted on Apr, 15 2016 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Bagging the MRJ sound like a job for team Zaph and Sam.



posted on Apr, 15 2016 @ 08:41 PM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

Nice Avatar. F22 the best!



posted on Apr, 15 2016 @ 11:18 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

That's important, I like to think that the DIA at least thinks I'm a cool guy...



posted on Apr, 15 2016 @ 11:24 PM
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a reply to: Barnalby

Your a cool person for living and loving words you speak! For being here is good for most. So rock on and people love you!



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 04:28 PM
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Hmm.. . lovely pics...

but nice try.

Obviously standard buses with boat sails photo-shopped on...

heavier than air flying machines are preposterous.



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 05:07 PM
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As much as I like FR24, I just ran it out to 60+ miles sitting right next to the Indianapolis airport and got nothing, about five seconds before a Southwest 737 turned the corner.

I'll add the pics from today later tonight.
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posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 06:23 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
As much as I like FR24, I just ran it out to 60+ miles sitting right next to the Indianapolis airport and got nothing, about five seconds before a Southwest 737 turned the corner.

I'll add the pics from today later tonight.


Don't forget this is service that requires members of the public to voluntarily install and use the FR24 ADS-B receiver and aerial.If the aircraft aren't carrying ADS-B or the nearest ground station is out of radio range of where ever the observer is,it will lose it as it gets closer to the ground.
Where I am near Gatwick I get all inbound flights that give accurate altitude and speed down to about 500 feet.Then they start to lose accuracy and although they are shown directly over the runway,sometimes they are still showing maybe 200 feet altitude when I hear the tower controller passing them over to the ground controller.

Edit......They must be upgrading it as I can now see the leader vehicles on the ground at Gatwick and even our local air ambulance helicopter I've never seen before.
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posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: Imagewerx

The point was not to rely on it when you're spotting. That's why I use multiple sources to find what's coming and when.



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 06:34 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I never use it anyway when I'm spotting,just a portable VHF radio which every single one of them has to use.FR24 and a little SDR receiver are just for if I get bored at home.



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 06:55 PM
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At the Petro in Ontario, now. Love watching the planes come in and out. Another great place for plane spotting is the Flying J in Amarillo, TX. Lots of military aircraft there.



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 08:33 PM
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a reply to: IamAbeliever

The TA is pretty good there. They circle right around the parking lot. You can usually see an E-6 there. I've seen F-18s and NASA T-38s there too. Bell Boeing assemblies V-22s there so you see test flights a lot.

I was sitting right next to the driveway to that Petro when I took those. I hate that parking lot. So much.
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posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 10:45 PM
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We were sitting almost on the centerline of one of the runways at Indy today, so I got some really good pictures of stuff going into the airport.


































posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 12:24 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Is that one of the new 737s? I ask cause the engines appear round and not flatened on the bottom.



posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 07:26 AM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

That's an -800 or older. The new Max's have a double scimitar winglet.


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posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 08:00 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Wow, nice photos friend. Thank you for sharing!



posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 08:39 AM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

These were mostly -300s with a couple newer ones thrown in. The Max won't start delivery until next year.



posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 09:05 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Damn my eyesight must suck. I swore they looked round in the photos. Thats for bringing up the fouble winglette. Something better to remember them by



posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

It's hard to tell they're flat in the air because there's no reference. The angle they're at doesn't help either.

And just to make it fun, many 737 operators are going to a split scimitar winglet. It saves an additional 2-3%.
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posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

I chuckle at the fact that the A320NEO has Boeing-style winglets (sorry, SHARKLETS), while the 737MAX now has the A320's old wingtip fences on steroids.



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