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British Airways 747-400 Over YYC  
User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1440 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

Hi,

Today I went on my first ever visit to a major control tower. I got to see the YYC control tower. It was amazing! I have a question, I saw on radar today around 8:00pm local time a British Airways 747-400 at cruising alt.
Does anyone know where it may have come from? I image it was going to LHR or Gatwick.

Thanks,

VL


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User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3391 times:

Maybe Seattle-London.


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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7554 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3388 times:

Most likely from SEA


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User currently offlineLAXINTL From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25768 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3353 times:

British Airways 48, departed Seattle tonight at 18:43 Pacific. Its routing took it about 40nm south of Calgary.

BA's other West Coast flights, including Los Angeles, San Francico and Vancouver do not fit within the 8pm time frame you mention, nor were routed as close to Calgary as the Seattle flight.



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User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3342 times:

Would the SEA flight be at cruising altitutude by the time it reached Vancouver?


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User currently offlineYukimizake From Japan, joined Mar 2004, 529 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3328 times:

The SEA flight wouldn't be at cruising altitude over Vancouver, it would definitely be at cruising altitude over Calgary.


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User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3299 times:

I was onboard Speedbird 85 LHR-YVR last month and when our flight was over the whole of Alberta we were still at cruising altitude and the closest we got to Calgary was not close at all Big grin We flew over Northern Alberta, slightly north of YEG.


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User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1440 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

LAXINT.

You may be right. It wasn't exactly above Calgary. I should've said in the vecinity. 40nm sounds about right.

Thanks everyone for your replies.

Vio



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