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High Altitude Spotting With Telescope  
User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1564 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5838 times:

I have a telescope that I got as a birthday present a few years ago and I thought it would be the time to take it out and try high altitude spotting, but for now it's still under maintenance  Big grin

So I was wondering if anyone has tried this before, if so, I would like your impressions.


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User currently offlineCosync From Mexico, joined Nov 2001, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5797 times:

hha i never imagined someone would do the same thing as me. i dont use my tasco for high altitude though. i live right under the downwind to base turn near my local GA airport. i get out my reflector and use it during the day. the planes are going sso fast so at first it was hard to keep my hands moving it steady enough to follow the plane. but now ive mastered it.

User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5791 times:

more people do it than you think(mainly in the UK).There are 2 groups on Yahoo dedicated to this and with a scanner you can get the regs for nearly all flights off from ACARS logs on Yahoo.I see you live in Montreal.You will get alot of European bound flights heading for YYZ,ORD,CVG and perhaps IAH,DFW too.I haven't too much of high-altitude spotting lately due to weather and lack of time but at LHR on a good day you can get upto 100 transatlantic flights passing over at high altitude and the vast majority you can get the regs off ACARS for(some older planes+some airlines dont use it ie AZ)

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