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?
Chris in New Hampshire