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How Many Planes At Once In The Sky?  
User currently offlineDerek H From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 57825 times:

I was just wondering at any given time, how may planes are in the sky at once? Does anyone know?? Thanks a bunch.......

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User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 57723 times:

Do you want the long or the short answer?

The long answer - it really would depend what time of the day it is in major geographical regions such as Europe, east coast US, what day of the week, what season (i.e. winter or summer). These are just a couple of factors one has to incorporate.

The short answer - A hell of a lot.

Have a good one

Scott/PER


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 57707 times:

I've heard the number (for USA only) is in the neighborhood of 12,000. I suspect that includes commercial, cargo, general, military, etc., and also is for peak time.


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineStlbham From United States of America, joined May 1999, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 57694 times:

I was with an airline buff over this past new years and we looked up how many planes were in the air at 11:00 pm on the 31st of dec (he has certain software that shows this) and there were a matter of only a few hundred which he said was extemely low for any time of the night or day.

Brian


User currently offlineFidel castro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 57679 times:

i heard some where, possibly the boeing factory tour that at any given time there is at least 60,000 people airborne over america at once, so how many planes there is i just don't know

User currently offlineIntermod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 57675 times:

Those who are really interested in this may want to check out Flight Explorer (http://www.flightexplorer.com). They offer a personal version of their aircraft situation display software, which allows you to view a customizable map showing every plane in the U.S. as well as most international flights coming to or from the U.S. that are over the Atlantic or Pacific. You can also add filters so that the program only displays planes that meet certain criteria. For instance, you could view only 777s travelling to or from JFK. It really is a neat program, but it isn't incredibly cheap (something like $10/month for 10 hours of use and $2-$3 for each additional hour).

User currently offlineBOS-CDG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 57663 times:

Five years ago, more than 4,000 flights a day were controlled by En-route facility in Paris vicinity (Athis-Mons ATC centre). This number is for sure higher now....And that's only for flights flying over Paris...

E.


User currently offlineMason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 748 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 57634 times:

A Boeing plane takes off or lands every two seconds, somewhere in the world!

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