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Flightradar24 Thread Part III

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭Shannon757


    Can't be many left.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,134 ✭✭✭✭JCX BXC


    Shannon757 wrote: »
    Can't be many left.

    Modern aircraft, old livery, same as the Aer Lingus Retro plane :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,197 ✭✭✭arubex


    Cello Aviation B734 inbound to Dublin on a sub for Wow Air. Not many of those old birds still in passenger service around here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 738 ✭✭✭AndyP


    Carnacalla wrote: »
    Modern aircraft, old livery, same as the Aer Lingus Retro plane :D

    It was a 737-300, not terribly modern


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,114 ✭✭✭✭Grandeeod


    AndyP wrote: »
    It was a 737-300, not terribly modern

    When was that one built?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 738 ✭✭✭AndyP


    Grandeeod wrote: »
    When was that one built?

    1991


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭Shannon757


    AndyP wrote: »
    1991

    And the Aer Lingus retro jet was built in 2011 so not really the same.


  • Registered Users Posts: 194 ✭✭daelight


    Carnacalla wrote: »
    BRS has the same wind, BHX has an awkward runway angle. Pilots select their alternative before every takeoff, influenced by weather conditions, distance, runway, company preference and operational logistics to name a few. Why do ORK flights so often divert to SNN and not KIR?

    Was really hoping for an answer from the crew but thanks anyway!


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,134 ✭✭✭✭JCX BXC


    daelight wrote: »
    Was really hoping for an answer from the crew but thanks anyway!

    The crew of that aircraft? Good luck!

    If you mean someone more qualified, maybe try the Ask an airline pilot thread? They will likely tell you something similar to what I said.


  • Registered Users Posts: 581 ✭✭✭pepe the prawn


    Shannon757 wrote: »
    http://www.flightradar24.com/N212AZ/8c2464f
    Private ATR 42 into Shannon.

    For those among us who are tinfoil hat wearing curtain twitchers :pac:

    http://allnewspipeline.com/Strange_Surveillance_Plane_Over_MD_And_WV.php


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,497 ✭✭✭Jack1985


    daelight wrote: »
    Was really hoping for an answer from the crew but thanks anyway!

    There's a lot goes into this. For example signing in for work pilots will collect their OFP (Operating Flight Plan) before briefing.

    Detailed in the OFP is 4 alternates in terms of priority e.g. from a Cork flight today; C1 EINN (Shannon) C2 EIDW (Dublin) C3 EGAA (Belfast Aldergrove) C4 EGGD (Bristol). Detailed in these 4 alternates will be the proposed routing, the estimated time, the estimated fuel burn, estimated distance, the calculated flight level etc.

    Now it won't always be 4 alternates either, although where possible it usually will be. Included in the OFP will be en-route alternates on the actual proposed flight route, and as well as that forecast METARs for all these alternates, so the crew will discuss the weather, the proposed threats, and review the calculated fuel for the trip make adjustments where and if necessary prior to even leaving the crew room. Obviously this can also change again later down the line.

    A scenario for example with the Ryanair flight that diverted today from Cardiff to Manchester and not to Bristol (BRS) could be;

    1) Whats the latest wx, will we actually land if we divert to e.g. BRS
    2) Will their be a further delay in arrival to the proposed diversion point
    3) Are the resources their to look after us when we land (Even if the airline already flies to e.g. BRS, lack of stands and local crewing of ground handlers at the particular time can actually see diversions not suitable)

    The majority of crews into Cork will nearly 99% of the time go for Shannon; Kerry is nearly all the time unsuitable you have about 2 stands available, and restricted operational hours a nightmare for crew planners.

    Here's a good little reminder of how quick the preferred alternate can disappear very quickly, and how fuel planning during forecast bad weather is absolutely crucial. You'll hear in this how both Aer Lingus and Ryanair crews engage with their company to discuss the current preferred alternates taking into account points 1 to 3.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,355 ✭✭✭jimbis


    Must be nice to have your own 767.

    2qwg8bm.jpg


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 6,521 Mod ✭✭✭✭Irish Steve


    And before someone else comments, FR24 had the destination wrong, it landed in EWR (Newark) at 07:43

    Shore, if it was easy, everybody would be doin it.😁



  • Registered Users Posts: 73 ✭✭reforger


    BA 69 diverting to Dublin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,134 ✭✭✭✭JCX BXC


    reforger wrote: »
    BA 69 diverting to Dublin.

    Hmm, unusual considering the usual diversion point is SNN.

    Anyone have any idea about the nature of the emergency?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,179 ✭✭✭✭fr336


    Carnacalla wrote: »
    Hmm, unusual considering the usual diversion point is SNN.

    Anyone have any idea about the nature of the emergency?

    They're not squawking an emergency callsign. Am keeping a listen out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,179 ✭✭✭✭fr336


    Medical emergency, were you the Ryanair who just asked the nature of the emergency for "planning purposes", Carnacalla? :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,767 ✭✭✭Comhrá


    According toTwitter it says "the needs of a passenger" I'm surmising it's medical?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,179 ✭✭✭✭fr336


    tippman1 wrote: »
    According toTwitter it says "the needs of a passenger" I'm surmising it's medical?

    Affirm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,134 ✭✭✭✭JCX BXC


    On the android Flight radar app on my phone they have done this awful thing with the altitudes where they have tried to do a blended drop, so basically listing all the numbers between eg 2000ft and 1500ft rather than just the single drop, but its awful. Very inconsistent and quite annoying.

    Anyone else have any it?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 146 ✭✭Shannon Control


    The passenger was unconscious and became conscious on their way towards Dublin, don't know the reason of him being unconscious though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 673 ✭✭✭eastmayo


    The passenger was unconscious and became conscious on their way towards Dublin, don't know the reason of him being unconscious though.

    Just took off again from Dublin. Seems to be heading back to Heathrow maybe?how come it's not heading back to philadelphia


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,134 ✭✭✭✭JCX BXC


    eastmayo wrote: »
    Just took off again from Dublin. Seems to be heading back to Heathrow maybe?how come it's not heading back to philadelphia

    Crew may be out of hours, that strikes me as a possible reason.


  • Registered Users Posts: 702 ✭✭✭Cessna_Pilot


    Carnacalla wrote: »
    Crew may be out of hours, that strikes me as a possible reason.

    Would put money on that. Back to LHR and new crew change then off again I would imagine! Long night for the pax, luckily they're not subject to the FTLs :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,836 ✭✭✭EchoIndia


    eastmayo wrote: »
    Just took off again from Dublin. Seems to be heading back to Heathrow maybe?how come it's not heading back to philadelphia

    Customs and Immigration at PHL would have been closed at revised time of arrival, hence return to LHR. Dublin ATC asked them on departure!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,197 ✭✭✭arubex


    15:20 BLCF just coasted-out over Liverpool and heading NW to Drogheda or Dundalk ( FR heading a bit erratic at the momemt )

    http://fr24.com/GTI4231/8c6fb4a

    Being chased at the port stern by another Atlas-operated aircraft, B763 N640GT.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,068 ✭✭✭✭My name is URL


    arubex wrote: »
    15:20 BLCF just coasted-out over Liverpool and heading NW to Drogheda or Dundalk ( FR heading a bit erratic at the momemt )

    http://fr24.com/GTI4231/8c6fb4a

    Being chased at the port stern by another Atlas-operated aircraft, B763 N640GT.

    Just saw them flying overhead and thought I'd check them out on FlightRadar


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭Shannon757


    There is an Air Canada 767 due to land in a few minutes. End of lease maybe?


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,134 ✭✭✭✭JCX BXC


    Shannon757 wrote: »
    There is an Air Canada 767 due to land in a few minutes. End of lease maybe?

    Into where?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭Shannon757


    Carnacalla wrote: »
    Into where?

    Shannon.


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