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How Many Planes Flying At The Same Time?  
User currently offlineMarcus380 From France, joined Feb 2006, 146 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hi,

I don't know if this subject has been debated already, but I wonder how many commercial planes are flying allover world at the same time ?

Let's say at noon at GMT time are any other time
how to calculate ?

regards
marcus

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User currently offlineChristian From Sweden, joined Oct 1999, 348 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I don't know how many planes it is, but they said on a tv program on Discovery Channel that about 260 000 people is in the air at the same time

/Christian



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User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1557 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Just for an idea, have a look at the Star Alliance screensaver, it shows you the flights of the different members at the same time...


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User currently offlineTPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Flightaware.com will give you an indication of the number of IFR flights over the US at any given moment..
TPAnx



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User currently offlineVhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

It would almost impossible to calculate all the aircraft in the air at any given time I heard from somewhere that in their heyday that there was a PA aircraft departing or arriving at an airport around the world every 5 seconds. and thats just one airline.



Vhqpa



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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Not to mention all the military flights, general aviation flights, etc...

But if you are just talking commercial, Star Alliance alone generally has about 1000-1500 planes up in the air at any given time, and that's just one alliance. It's probably upwards of 10,000 but Star Alliance is pretty big though. But if I had to guess, I'd say roughly 10,000.


User currently offline5mileBob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

In the US around 1800-2000 GMT, the usual is around 5000 IFR aircraft, with another 5000 VFR. The count is close to the same about 6 hours later.


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