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Fighter/commercial Jets Overhead

Mon Sep 22, 2003 2:26 am

I live around 6-10 miles north of Cardiff (before the hills) and we always seem to get military or commercial jets flying over our house.. The two main airports with us are CWL (Cardiff) and BRS (Bristol) for commercial and RAF St Athan for Military jets does anybody know why they seem to be flying northbound?

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RE: Fighter/commercial Jets Overhead

Mon Sep 22, 2003 2:28 am

The north-bound commercial traffic might be trans-atlantic aircraft from the London area.

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RE: Fighter/commercial Jets Overhead

Mon Sep 22, 2003 2:29 am

Those jets could be heading to intercept N.atlantic routes leaving LHR and LGW and to some other destinations in north of uk
 
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RE: Fighter/commercial Jets Overhead

Mon Sep 22, 2003 2:41 am

The traffic we get is only around 3,000ft - 5,000ft so it cannot be traffic from LGW or LHR can it? I thought maybe routes to Scotland, N.Ireland and Ireland from CWL and BRS, is that possible? After all the commercial planes look like they are A320, B737 or Turbo Prop!


P.S: Does anyone live in South Wales on here?


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RE: Fighter/commercial Jets Overhead

Mon Sep 22, 2003 2:43 am

Oh sorry, I thought you meant like in cruising altitude. Must be from CWL or BRS. If they're only A320's or 737 then they must be heading to Scotland, Ireland or places like MAN, BHX etc.

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RE: Fighter/commercial Jets Overhead

Mon Sep 22, 2003 2:53 am

Has anyone flown from CWL or BRS here?


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RE: Fighter/commercial Jets Overhead

Mon Sep 22, 2003 4:21 am

Have flown from CWL and BRS a few times over the years. Sounds like you live under the A25 airway which in UK terms runs from the south coast at Plymouth-ish, passing up west of Bristol and almost directly over CWL, north towards Brecon, Wrexham / The Wirral (Wallasey) then up to the Northern Lakes area.

Traffic departing BRS / CWL heading for Manchester, Scotland, Newcastle, Belfast, etc.. will pretty much all join the A25 airway.
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RE: Fighter/commercial Jets Overhead

Mon Sep 22, 2003 4:25 am

Thanks Rick... What airlines you flown with from CWL?


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RE: Fighter/commercial Jets Overhead

Mon Sep 22, 2003 8:54 am

All Britannia from the front seat, rarely lucky enough to enjoy the privilege of being a passenger sadly!
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