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User currently offlineEGFFbmi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

I live around 6-10 miles north of Cardiff (before the hills) and we always seem to get military or commercial jets flying over our house.. The two main airports with us are CWL (Cardiff) and BRS (Bristol) for commercial and RAF St Athan for Military jets does anybody know why they seem to be flying northbound?

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EGFFbmi
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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1658 times:

The north-bound commercial traffic might be trans-atlantic aircraft from the London area.

DC-10


User currently offlineCapri From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

Those jets could be heading to intercept N.atlantic routes leaving LHR and LGW and to some other destinations in north of uk

User currently offlineEGFFbmi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

The traffic we get is only around 3,000ft - 5,000ft so it cannot be traffic from LGW or LHR can it? I thought maybe routes to Scotland, N.Ireland and Ireland from CWL and BRS, is that possible? After all the commercial planes look like they are A320, B737 or Turbo Prop!


P.S: Does anyone live in South Wales on here?


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EGFFbmi
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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

Oh sorry, I thought you meant like in cruising altitude. Must be from CWL or BRS. If they're only A320's or 737 then they must be heading to Scotland, Ireland or places like MAN, BHX etc.

DC-10


User currently offlineEGFFbmi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

Has anyone flown from CWL or BRS here?


EGFFbmi
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User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

Have flown from CWL and BRS a few times over the years. Sounds like you live under the A25 airway which in UK terms runs from the south coast at Plymouth-ish, passing up west of Bristol and almost directly over CWL, north towards Brecon, Wrexham / The Wirral (Wallasey) then up to the Northern Lakes area.

Traffic departing BRS / CWL heading for Manchester, Scotland, Newcastle, Belfast, etc.. will pretty much all join the A25 airway.



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User currently offlineEGFFbmi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

Thanks Rick... What airlines you flown with from CWL?


EGFFbmi
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User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

All Britannia from the front seat, rarely lucky enough to enjoy the privilege of being a passenger sadly!


I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
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