Bobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2580 times:
I live by the Potomac River just a mile from Washington, DC. During the last
several days(since the skies re-opened),
there have been a lot of low-level air
traffic from 1AM to 4AM... probably 2000 to 3000 feet high...
For example, last night I counted more than 24 planes flying overhead. Almost one every 5 to 10 minutes. They are
very noisy and appear to be commercial airliners.
Does anyone know what's going on?
It's driving my dogs(and neighbor's)
crazy at night...
Gocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4410 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2442 times:
Well, you can tell they're not going to DCA. Also, no schedule airline flights in or out of IAD at those hours. Possibly charter going into IAD or BWI. Another possible reason are military jets (not the fighters) inbound or outbound of Andrews AFB.
The F16s here in DC patrol the skies 24 hours. I hear them every 10 minutes when I sleep.