Donder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 20 Posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2636 times:
I live 3 miles to the Eastof Heathrow and often see aircrafts which are forming very long jet streams over my house.Do you know if these would be flyging from say Paris to America?Does anyone know the London Centre frenquncies?Thanks,alex
Victor Hotel From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 305 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2493 times:
Sorry i dont know the frequencies for London or the UK, but if you have a scanner, you could always do a search if your scanner permits you to do one. That should get you the frequencies used and then oncde you have found them, put those in for scanning, just search the air channels.
DatamanA340 From South Korea, joined Dec 2000, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2452 times:
I don't know frequency, but when I was in London I could always see jet clouds weaving the sky. If some stake of these are EU-US flights, it must past Dublin, because Dublin is near shortest route between London-NY or other US cities.
Donder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2440 times:
This would make sense as on Saturday mornings I often see contrail forming from planes going East to West around 11 am to 1pm.I am very new to aviation so I need to ask a few more questrions if you don't mind.What do you mean by search the air channels?I know that when an airport, planes contact clerance,ground,tower and departure but then what?I know planes fly via VOR'S AND NDB'S and other similar things but do they contact these..as you can see I'm a total novice!!Or do Centres like London Centre talk to the planes and direct them all the way?Thanks for your help,Alex
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2383 times:
I noticed these as well when I was in London. A good number of these aircraft are transatlantic flights, because if you look closely you can tell that many of these a/c are 747s, 777s, and A330/340s. Also, when I flew CDG-ORD a few months ago, we passed right over London.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 30
Reply 15, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2311 times:
To get to the London Center frequencies should be very easy. Simply follow a specific flight as he climbs out. When the controller tells him to contact a certain frequency, just make the change with him on your scanner. Sooner or later you'll be listening to London Center.
At that point, stay on that frequency. You'll hear numerous aircraft at cruise altitude. To get more LHR Center freqs, keep listening. ATC will pass aircraft from sector to sector.
You'll surprised how well this works. Early in 2000, I drove from New Orleans to Denver, and by the time I got back home to N.O., I had the whole route mapped out by Centers (Houston, Ft Worth, Kansas City, and Denver).
Tom in NO (at MSY)
P.S. You can tell it was a pretty boring drive!!!
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
TriStar From Belgium, joined Oct 1999, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2308 times:
Possibly slightly off topic, but FYI: there are some nice images of LHR filmed overhead on the latest Just Planes release of an A340 to NRT and an A321 to DUB. (The images obviously coming from the second trip...)
GKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25330 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2300 times:
If heading North the a/c could be charters or flights from the EU to MAN,NCL,GLA etc, especially if they are quite high as when coming back fom TFS to NCL on SCY I flew straight over LHR at about 36000ft. We didnt start to descend untill we nearly reached Manchester.
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
Ambasaid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2289 times:
West Drayton is the location of London Center, you could try any of the following freqs:
134.90 / 127.10 / 133.60 or Shanwick 123.95 / 127.65
One of the primary routes past LHR is on the UG1, this brings flights to the STU VOR, then depending on which NAT the flight is assigned will dictate if the flight goes over Dublin, Cork, Shannon or Galway before entering the Atlantic.
GKirk, you wont have flown over LHR at 36,000 ft, even altitudes are presently not used in Europe. Finally the rule of thumb for the descent point is 3 times your alititude.