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User currently offlineSkyHigh777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 377 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1303 times:

Hi all,

I live in North Potomac, MD (DC Suburbs) and I was out walking my dog and noticed a constant line of airplanes flying above my neighborhood headed towards Dulles (I'm about 30 miles northeast of there). I'm not usually under the direct flightpath of planes going to Dulles, so it's weird hearing the plane engines over my house all moning. It's been quite windy and cold all day but no precipition or visibility problems that I'm aware of. I saw a couple of UA 777's and 757's fly overhead, anyone know what this is all about?


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User currently offlinePianos101 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 365 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

Looks like they're using the DELRO TWO STAR, which passes to the northeast of DC...

http://www.flightaware.com/resources/airport/KIAD/STAR/DELRO+TWO


User currently offlineIahflyr From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1044 times:



Quoting SkyHigh777 (Thread starter):
It's been quite windy and cold all day

Quite often with these fall and winter fronts that move through, you end up with winds that require all operations to a particular airport be to/from a specific runway that normally would not be used during peak hours.  idea 



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User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21490 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

Could also be something to do with new flightpaths associated with the new runway.

-Mir



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