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Tracking Shuttle Discovery's Ferry Flight To IAD.  
User currently offlineDenplanenut From United States of America, joined May 2005, 207 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6770 times:

Is there a way to track the flight path of the 747? Assigned flight number/call name? It is expected to fly at 1500 ft over
DCA, Memorial Bridge, Lincoln and Washington Monuments tomorrow Tuesday, 17th between 10am-11am.

Best place along the national mall for pictures?

Thanks.

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User currently offlinekordcj From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6646 times:

If you check on nasa's website they had locations marked for the best places to view the fly over.

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/nasalife/features/discovery_dc_viewing.html

Oh and the tail # of the SCA is NASA905. I'm not sure if they are publishing the flight plan or not. You can see the flight path it took from EDW to TTS on flightaware.

[Edited 2012-04-17 00:17:02]


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User currently offlineimag From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6252 times:

Pretty good video of the take off.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-17743791


User currently offlineSeeTheWorld From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1325 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6239 times:

Looking forward to seeing it over the city in a few hours .... it's a beautiful day here, so it should be spectacular ...

User currently offlineus330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6205 times:

I'm planning on being out on the Washington Monument today for photos.

User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6188 times:

That's something I never tire of seeing. That 747 with a Shuttle on it is an amazing sight.


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User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1647 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6112 times:

I'm sure this will get a lot of viewing here in the Civil Aviation forum. Please also check out the topic we going in the Military & Space forum. We have some great people Mil-Space who are very knowledgeable about the NASA space program. Some have extreamly good behind the sceens axcess.


http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/military/read.main/141770/



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User currently offlinecontrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5319 times:

As someone who lives and works at JFK, I'm wondering where they will fly into when they deliver for the Intrepid.


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User currently offlinepar13del From Bahamas, joined Dec 2005, 7221 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5219 times:

Quoting contrails15 (Reply 7):
As someone who lives and works at JFK, I'm wondering where they will fly into when they deliver for the Intrepid.

Fantasy would be to have it placed on the deck of a Nimitz Class carriers which then sails up to the Intrepid and have helicopters or special cranes pass her over, the sight of the past and new carriers side by side would be a sight to behold.
Of course you now run into the cost of the operation, whether the water is deep enough and all other sundry items, but its a fantasy worth dreaming about  


User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4503 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5002 times:

CNN is having live coverage of the DC flyover as we speak!

User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4929 times:

It is sad to watch. I am 39 years old, I was 8 for the first Space Shuttle mission and 13 when Challenger exploded. Because I was only 2 when the last Apollo mission flew, manned space travel is The Space Shuttle for my generation and the generations after me.

User currently offlineFlippyTheRed From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4904 times:

Just saw the tandem fly north over Dulles and turn to the east headed toward the District.

User currently offlinecontrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4873 times:

Quoting par13del (Reply 8):
Fantasy would be to have it placed on the deck of a Nimitz Class carriers which then sails up to the Intrepid and have helicopters or special cranes pass her over, the sight of the past and new carriers side by side would be a sight to behold.
Of course you now run into the cost of the operation, whether the water is deep enough and all other sundry items, but its a fantasy worth dreaming about

I like that answer and appreciate not getting grilled for putting the question up on this thread. I did the misfortune of doing it in the military forum thread was told to make a new one for the topic because it doesn't have to do with IAD. Didn't see the need nor did I bother to argue. However, I am curious. Seeing it come into JFK would be amazing.



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3305 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4836 times:
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Quoting contrails15 (Reply 7):

Check the NYC aviation site. There's a lengthy thread about the schedule (flyovers of LGA, EWR and JFK with an eventual landing at JFK).

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User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1836 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4686 times:
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Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 13):
There's a lengthy thread about the schedule (flyovers of LGA, EWR and JFK with an eventual landing at JFK

Great, another spotting opportunity!!!!!


User currently offlineworking2gether From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4584 times:

Just got this picture of the bird while I was on campus

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/581577_2851397655626_1580040044_31946092_1804529672_n.jpg


User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4276 times:
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