Virginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 902 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3590 times:
I come from Portsmouth, UK and was looking out the window this morning and saw 3 aircraft within the space of 2 minutes! - Easyjet A319, Flybe Dash 8 and an Unknown A330-200. We have aircraft flying non-stop over portsmouth and i was just wondering if there is a flight plan i could have a look at and when to expect certain aircraft?
Thanks very much!
BAW217 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3560 times:
Portsmouth is under 3 major arrival routes into Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted/Luton.
Portsmouth is also just south of a main departure route from Gatwick towards Southampton.
Flights into Heathrow normally fly overhead Portsmouth, flights into Gatwick and Stansted/Luton are slight more east overhead Havant.
You will see all sorts of aircraft as the aircraft coming over the top will be coming from places such as South America, Carribean/Florida (if on a more southern atlantic crossing), west Africa, westernb France (TLS, BOD, NTE Etc), Spain and Portugal and sometimes the Balearic Islands.
Leej From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 3350 times:
Jordan - if you go to either BAA Gatwick or Heathrow websites there is a flight tracker - albeit it isn't updated until + 48 hours. So if you see something going over, log the time and the aircraft type/airline and you should see it appear 2 days later. If you expand the radius it should gve you type/carrier/height etc. http://lgw.webtrak-lochard.com/template/index.html http://lhr.webtrak-lochard.com/template/index.html
I am on Hayling seafront so get a great view of everything coming in routing to 'Avant', then on to Goodwood. It's even better when I nip out for a puff at work in Chichester - often overhead quite low!