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    Reply to peter

    Thanks for your reply. I have been watching FR24 all morning on and off. No filters have been changed or any parameters. I went to look at 11.53 as I was expecting an arrival at Alicante. by the time...
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    What has happened?

    At 11.53 GMT 25th August, I noticed that FR24 was showing no aircraft in flight anywhere in Europe. Here in Spain, only two A/c were shown at Madrid airport, nothing at all in the rest of the country.
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    BA secret flights

    Thank you very much for the explanations. Why do BA and Air Nostrum appear to be the only airlines using M-LAT and not DBS ?
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    BA secret flights

    Yesterday; Monday 4th August 2014, Flight BA2632 flown by G-DOCO Boeing 737-436 from LGW to ALC arrival time 13.47 GMT. Ident switched off as it passed Villena, NW of Alicante, approx 13.35 GT.
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    BA secret flights.

    Thanks for the reply. I read the article about MLAT; interesting but doesn't answer the question about why BA turn off their equipment about 50 miles from destination. There are around 200 movements...
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    I have never noticed the radar ID. What...

    I have never noticed the radar ID. What difference would it make?
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    British Airways secret flights?

    Does anyone know why BA flights turn off their SBS about 50 miles from destination? I spot at Alicante airport where I can see the landing A/c about 2-3 minutes from touchdown. The daily BA flight...
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    I am itching to book a room there. The number of...

    I am itching to book a room there. The number of movements is awsome.
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    In 1980 I worked in Kuwait and we had twice a day...

    In 1980 I worked in Kuwait and we had twice a day return flights to Abadan in Iran. It was always a competition to see who could fly the route in the shortest time. The shortest time I can remember...
  10. Hi Ashto70, The Belugas (Airbus Guppies) fly...

    Hi Ashto70,
    The Belugas (Airbus Guppies) fly daily into Broughton airfield near Chester, not too far from you. I see them on every clear day flying N/S over South Devon. I am a contrail spotter and...
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    New Delivery to RAF ?

    On Wednesday 29-1-14, EC336, Flight CASA323 Airbus Military from Madrid area to Brize Norton landed approx 14.00 hrs. Was this a delivery flight of an Airbus A330-243 to the Royal Air Force ? During...
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    Hi Perryworld (or Rich), I joined...

    Hi Perryworld (or Rich),
    I joined theplanespotterscommunity.co.uk in December. It has a brilliant spotting database to log your sightings and as you said, you can download sightings directly into...
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    Thanks Sage of Milton, I think that answers my...

    Thanks Sage of Milton,
    I think that answers my question. The playback shows the two flights quite a way apart but when actually watching them their radar images were superimposed all the way across...
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    Unknown Reg, help please.

    Friday 6/12/13 at 13.32, two American A/c passed over Exeter in close formation at about 38,000 ft travelling West. One was Delta Flight DL33, N859NW (AMS - ATL). Before I could get details on paper,...
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    To SteveSpain, Hi Steve, have been in Guardamar...

    To SteveSpain,
    Hi Steve, have been in Guardamar for past month but had 22 days downtime on wifi, so no contacts or spotting, very frustrating. Going home on 16th, back next year. Will meet up one...
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    YAPIE appeared as the flight number on FR24;...

    YAPIE appeared as the flight number on FR24; aircraft registration was YA-TTB
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    This ghost plane which was shown as an A340-311...

    This ghost plane which was shown as an A340-311 on FR24 landed at Bournmouth later in the afternoon. It spent about three hours stooging around in the Bristol Channel to the North of Cornwall. Just...
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    Strange wanderings.

    Does anyone know anything about a flight that apparently took off from Lasham at about 13.00 BST Friday 4/10 (Today)? No flight number but shown as YAPIE, Airbus A340-311 Safi Airways Reg YA-TTB....
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    Thanks Rich, At the moment I am up to my ears...

    Thanks Rich,
    At the moment I am up to my ears developing a financial trading spreadsheet. I will have a look at your website in a few days time and let you know my thoughts on it. No pressure just...
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    Thanks LEMD for your comprehensive answer, I...

    Thanks LEMD for your comprehensive answer, I think that covers my question.
    Regards, Tony.
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    Hi SpottedPlanes, Looked at your...

    Hi SpottedPlanes,
    Looked at your logbook/database; the thought of inputting around 1200 sightings is a little offputting. It would be a lot easier if there was some automation, i.e A/c reg input...
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    Hi Speedbird, Didn't think they were regular...

    Hi Speedbird,
    Didn't think they were regular that's why I was very disappointed not being able to see it in a fairly clear sky.
    P.S. It had gone off radar within 20 minutes - where did it go? ...
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    Unseen overflight; disappointment.

    AN124-100 Reg RA82079 Volga Dnepr Airlines Flight VDA6374 overflew Torbay going West at 17.45 BST. Fairly clear sky but passed totally unseen despite keen lookout. No details of origin or destination...
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    I have often seen two aircraft travelling trans...

    I have often seen two aircraft travelling trans Atlantic almost together. What is the minimum distance they can approach each other and fly "in company"?
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    Thanks Speedbird, A great bit of film that...

    Thanks Speedbird,
    A great bit of film that brought back some memories of the "Queen of the Skies", very nostalgic.
    Regards Tony.
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