United777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2940 times:
I just woke up right now to a loud aircraft flying over my home. Living next to PAE I'm really used to aircraft flying overhead so it was no big deal. For some reason I thought this aircraft seemed louder. So I woke up and I went to the portofseattle flight tracker and noticed it was China Airlines flight 15 to Taipei.
It took off from SEA to the south made a U-Turn to the north and headed north along the Puget Sound shore towards Whidbey Island than made a turn to the east right over the Lynnwood (PAE) area headed east to about the Monroe area than made another U turn back to the west again over the Lynnwood (PAE) area and is now flying south over the Kitsap Penn. area.
Usually when flights from SEA depart for Asia they fly over the Olyimpic Penn. Over Port Angeles towards Vancouver Island. This is the first time I've seen something like this.
Justplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2890 times:
Airline China Airlines
Flight Number 15
Departure City (Airport) Seattle, WA (SEA)
Departure Time 06/23/2005 02:29 AM
Arrival City (Airport) Taipei, Taiwan (RCTP)
Arrival Time 06/24/2005 05:41 AM
Remaining Flight Time 10:08
Aircraft Type A343 Current Altitude 1,300 feet
Current Groundspeed 193 mph
Flight Status In Flight
Based on current altitude and speed, I would agree. Probably dumping fuel before a return to the airport.