ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4197 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1662 times:
I was replaying some of the air traffic from late this afternoon on the Massport web site, in which a map comes up and displays all the planes flying around. You can click on any of the aircraft icons and it will tell you the airline and flight number, the type of aircraft, origin and destination, altitude, and so on.
I clicked on a plane that pretty much flew over our house tonight a little past 6pm. We get the transatlantic flights over Brookline, NH daily. Anyway, this particular plane was identified as United flight 925, a Boeing 777. It was up around 33,000+ feet as it passed overhead. But what interested me was the origin of this flight: YQX. Where in Canada is that? The flight was bound for Dulles (IAD) but the 'YQX' origin puzzled me. I was wondering if this flight had to make a tech stop up in the northern reaches of Canada or Newfoundland? Can anyone elaborate?
Jetset From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1643 times:
yqx is gander intl in newfoundland.
they get alot of n.atlantic diversions for mechanicals,medical,air rage ect.
actually im looking at flt explorer right now and see a kac115 (kuwait airways)
a340 enrte yqx-ord.
just for your info yqx recieved 40 diverted n.atlantic aircraft on sept 11
Clipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1524 times:
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One possible explanation is that the tran-Atlantic flight passed that "marker", enroute to IAD. I've noticed this on flight trackers often, as I assume the flight trackers can not track flights farther than the Canadian coast. Here's another case...
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4197 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1454 times:
Go to www.massport.com. There is a link for their radar, which you can see live or you can replay any past time period. For security reasons, the 'live' radar does not give you the origin and destination information. But if you replay the previous hour (or earlier) you'll get the origin & destination data. You can also see the flights overflying the metro Boston area, or radiuses of 40 miles up to 90 miles around Boston. I use the latter to allow me a view on incoming/departing Manchester flights, as well as the high-altitude airliners overflying my area.