Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Who Can Ident These DL 767 Flights Today?  
User currently offlineAA87 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 148 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

This is for the flight tracker gurus. I was on OS093 VIE-IAD today, and we passed two DL 767s exactly 1,000 feet below and 1/2 mile to our left, over Fredericton, Canada at 12:20 pm EST. Beautiful contrails, could almost see into the windows. In first position was a -300, and right behind it a -400. We slowly passed both, going about 50 knots faster.

Does anyone know what flights they were ? extra points for N numbers.

4 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineDAirbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2619 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Using a little detective work, it appears that the 764 you saw was DL21 CDG-ATL on ship 1815 N839MH. The track logs on FlightAware seem to match fairly well.



http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D.../20070603/1001Z/LFPG/KATL/tracklog

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A.../20070603/0920Z/LOWW/KIAD/tracklog




Not sure about the 763 but I will see if I can figure it out using today's flights on my flight tracker.



"I love mankind. It's people I can't stand." - Charles Shultz
User currently offlineDAirbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2490 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

My best guess for the 767 you saw was DL159 DUB-ATL which was ship 1702 N172DZ on the third of June. The positions on FlightAware also match and I actually saw them on my flight tracker today flying in formation bewteen the NYC area and PHL today around 1400EDT. I think those are the planes you saw.  smile 


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D.../20070603/1055Z/EIDW/KATL/tracklog

[Edited 2007-06-04 20:19:51]


"I love mankind. It's people I can't stand." - Charles Shultz
User currently offlineAA87 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

Thanks DAirbus. Had to be them since the positions at around 12:15 are almost exact .. of course I have no idea what other ac might have been on the right side.

Thanks for taking time, how did you look this up ? I know about the flight tracking web sites but wasn't sure how to look by airline and position only. BTW, appears they were 3K below us, not 1.

Really cool ... and a little scary ... that you can see a plane and real time or later on id it and get all flight details. I think "spotting" in flight is the coolest thing, esp when they're so close


User currently offlineDAirbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2257 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting AA87 (Reply 3):
I think "spotting" in flight is the coolest thing, esp when they're so close

I know what you mean. I was on a DL 777 FRA-ATL a couple of weeks ago and just off the coast of Ireland I saw a DL764 flying in formation beside us so close I could almost read the registration with my monocular. Unfortunately the window was dirty and there was too much sun glare so I was unable to read it before he pulled ahead of us after a few minutes.

Quoting AA87 (Reply 3):
Thanks for taking time, how did you look this up ?

Look for an IM from me.



"I love mankind. It's people I can't stand." - Charles Shultz
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Who's 737's Are These... If You Can See Them? posted Thu Sep 22 2005 22:26:36 by GulfstreamGuy
Second DL 767 At MAN Today posted Mon Jul 25 2005 16:01:58 by Boysteve
DL 767-400 LAX-VCV-MEM-ATL Today? posted Mon Jun 24 2002 06:27:53 by Big777jet
Who Can Identify This Airport (USA) (photo) posted Tue Apr 24 2007 23:31:10 by SpiPLANE
CPH-LAX On DL 767 200ER?. posted Sat Apr 14 2007 17:19:08 by Basefly
Any QF MX Who Can Help Me? posted Sat Mar 17 2007 07:54:46 by KiwiTEAL
What DL A/c For 1706 Today TYS-ATL? posted Wed Mar 7 2007 21:42:58 by PilotNTrng
No More DL 767's ATL-JAX Eff. 5/1/07 posted Thu Mar 1 2007 05:03:58 by MSYtristar
DL 767 PTV's? posted Sun Feb 11 2007 14:16:49 by RootsAir
HA's Ex DL 767-300, How Many In Service Now posted Tue Jan 23 2007 23:21:35 by Lahaina