Rkmcswain From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 222 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4575 times:
Wondering how many commercial aircraft (including freighters) are flying above the continental U.S. at any given moment. I realize that number varies depending on the day of the week and the time of day. Any info would help.
Bobs89irocz From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 632 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4501 times:
I have been told that at one time durring the noon hour this about 4000 airplanes in our skys. Im not sure if that # includes civilian planes or not but i dont think it would considering how many of those are in the air too. 4000 sounds about right for the commercial/cargo airplanes.
NWA757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4451 times:
To find out how many flights are currently airborne in the Continental United States at any time RLM Software provvides an interesting map of the flights. Visit: http://www.rlmsoftware.com/TravelTools/ProcessFTQuery.asp?qt=at&arrap=all
Jayspilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4164 times:
well figure there are around 3000 aircraft in the air over the US during a typical day. and say they average out with 100 people each. This makes 300,000 people, or everyone in buffalo NY being airborne at once.