Pilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9893 times:
Quoting Panaman (Reply 4): Can we get something a little more offical than the above web site?
I did not see anything in DUATS
My thoughts as well. Looking at some random flight plans to NRT today from North America I found flights flying filed on R-580 in the area supposed in the TFR. While this doesnt necessarily mean there is no flight restrictions there, it adds extra doubt in my mind.
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A340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 9713 times:
If you can access PAZA (Anchorage FIR) notams, you'll see the closures. It's due to military activity and it's not all day/night. The times shouldn't impact the eastbounders from the Orient to Canada/US, haven't studied the westbound effect. Happens routinely, though not as much up in this area as say the west coast of CA.
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RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8037 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 9307 times:
Also, we must consider the fact space weather forecasts note the very strong possibility of a solar flare or coronal mass ejection hitting the Earth sometime within the next week or so. As such, to protect airliners flying at altitude aviation authorities often close routes at higher latitudes to protect planes against excessive radiation exposure, especially its effects on passengers and airplane avionics.
AlaskaAirMD83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7198 times:
Could it have anything to do with this?
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- The Air Force early Wednesday successfully conducted this year's final test of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile, officials said.
The Minuteman 3's dummy warhead traveled more than 4,000 miles in about 30 minutes, hitting a predetermined target at the Kwajalein Atoll in the western chain of the Marshall Islands.
The 1:01 a.m. operation tested the missile system's reliability and accuracy. It was the fourth missile test of 2005; the third occurred a week ago.