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User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

Good day,
I live at 20 Km from MAD,I was wondering,at what altitude are the airplanes that far out of the airport?
I know there won-t be an exact altitude, since MD-80's are higher than a A340.I want an aproximation(i.e 3000-6000 ft)
Thanks!

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User currently offlineRightwayup From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

It depends where you are in relationship to the airport, and which runway they are using. In general they use r/w 33.
If you are to the north, then can be usually you will be in the region of 12,000-14000 ft.
If you are to the south you could be anything from 4-7000 ft. It can vary greatly depending on if you do the complete arrival or whether you get more direct radar vectors.


User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

Thank you.
Where I live I allways see planes climbing.For take off they usually use runway 36L and when they are in the air the turn left.Can you give me an altitude now?


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

If the aircraft have to fly 20 km to reach you, then they'll pass you maybe three minutes after takeoff? I'm guessing 2500-3000 ft per minute is a typical rate of climb for not-too-heavy departures-- so they'll be around 8000 ft above airport elevation, if they've been climbing the whole time.

If they're right overhead, compare their size with the moon or the sun, which are maybe 110 times as far away as their diameter. So if an MD80's length equals the sun/moon's diameter (and you're looking at it at 90 degrees) then its 5 km away-- and so on.


User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

Thank you very much!!

User currently offlineDColeMAN From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 274 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

I live approx 20 miles out from MAN airport. I see departures (from 06L) over my house usually between 5000-8000ft. Although 24R arrivals (which we usually see over here) are between 2000-4000ft.

Hope that helps a little.

Dale



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

I live about 20 miles west of EWR, and the planes that are departing that fly over my house are usually in the 10000 to 12000 feet range. I get mostly approach aircraft, though, and they are all usually at around 5000 feet when they go over my house.

Harry



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

"I live approx 20 miles out from MAN airport. I see departures (from 06L) over my house usually between 5000-8000ft."

If that's true they must be restricted by ATC. I'm 16 nm NNE of SFO and the 1R domestic departures are almost always 8000 ft and higher.

(That's not just a guess-- they usually switch from Departure to Center about the time they pass me, and they announce their altitude to the Center controller.)


[Edited 2004-12-22 00:57:26]

User currently offlineDColeMAN From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 274 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

(That's not just a guess-- they usually switch from Departure to Center about the time they pass me, and they announce their altitude to the Center controller.)

That's how I found out they fly between 5000-8000ft on departure over my house, by listening to my scanner.

Dale



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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

I live 3 miles from gatwick and no aeroplanes fly over my house...


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