Swiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3158 times:
I currently live at a place in North London, N5. Right next to the Emirates Stadium, if that helps.
[maps.google.com, search "n5 1aw to heathrow airport"]
I'm on the flightpath out of Heathrow; according to one of the neighbors who has been here long enough that I trust him.
Per Google maps, I'm 24.0 miles from LHR, door to door, so obviously less, in a straight line, or as the crow flies.
From what I can guess, flights headed my way are probably bound for anywhere East of the Netherlands and Norway (I see heavies too).
Sometimes I can just about make out liveries; other times they are just a bit too high/far.
My question, as per the title; how can I work put what is flying above me? I'm thinking to match it to LHR Arrival/Departure boards, but how long should I add for them to get to me? Is there a program/site that lets me track flights in the London area?
I can provide more info if needed. I'm fed up of lying in bed or looking out the window and thinking "what's that" or "where are they going!"
Cloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3104 times:
You are underneath the approach to Heathrow runway 27. They get vectored downwind to base to final around Finsbury Park/Highbury, intercepting at 10-12Nm on the localiser. Actual track depends on the traffic, Intermediate and Director of the day.
OV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 926 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2855 times:
A simple airband scanner could work too. From 24 miles (not sure how the aerials are placed at LHR) you probably cannot hear the tower or approach controller, but you can hear all the aircraft in the air.
This way it would be easy to know what aircraft are flying in.