I share the same enjoying experiences as you...lol, i live in the USA here in Michigan, and i get a ton of planes that fly over....Probably because i live about 30mins east of FNT vortac, and FNT = Part of the PMM4 Pullman 4 arrival into Chicago ORD
. I also get a lot of LAX
, etc. and more traffic, but most is coming / going from Chicago ORD
Mostly the planes that come over my house are typically 737's, Usually UAL's 733's and 735's from ROC
. Plus a lot of CRJ's, ERJ's, 757s, DC-9's, Dornier 328's, 738's, occasionally 763's, once in a while 777's and one day i got real lucky when i had 7 Delta 767-300's fly over heading south to ATL
. I was amazed at the routing, i've never seen this before. All were within 10-15 minute intervals, heading straight south from International locations. If i remember right, they were coming from EGKK, LIRF, LFPG, LIRM ( There was a 2nd Italy airport i dont remember the name, i had 1 that was LIRF and another that was another Italy-Based airport ), EHAM, EDDF, EDDM. I also get 2 NWA A330 flights that fly directly above my house in the evening, one is like 5:30 or 6pm and the other was like 7:30 or so, both bound for EHAM from DTW
. Once in a while, if the day is clear, i also see Lufthansa's A343 DTW
-EDDF, but usually thats a little hard to see as its farther east, unlike NWA's 330's that pass directly above. I have seen a couple ANC
's and Asia-JFK
's, including NWA's 747-400, EVA Air Cargo's 744, Korean Air's 747-400, and a couple more, all bound for JFK
3 Weeks ago i got real lucky when i saw Air Tahiti's A340 enroute LAX
passing north of my house. First time i ever saw that plane. I've also seen ( at least i believe ) UAL's new colors 777 enroute ORD
-EDDF, which flew above my house too, i think it was new colors but it was evening so it was hard to tell. BAW's 777's have passed over too, but none of their 744's. Last summer i saw Iberia's A340-300 or 200 i forget, enroute LEMD-KORD.
Most may not believe me that i see all these planes, but if you lived near FNT or in Port Huron/St Clair Michigan, i guarantee you you could...i sit at my desk and the desk is right next to the window, and i live in a VERY rural area, on 2 acres, with no tree's for about 1/2 mile, so its very easy to spot a contrail coming across the sky. I just whip out FBOweb, see what it is, and use my binocs to confirm.
I wish i had a good camera. They were all in NNC colors too. All 767-300's, and all Deltas bound for ATL
I find out the airlines and locations by using FBOweb.com and Area Track by zip code, thats how i find out whats around. Plus i have 7x binoc's that are pretty good for determining the aircraft and sometimes the airline.
Im hoping to take pics of these planes, i get so many flying over, so many contrails, i wish i had a good camera.
I just got a SONY F717 camera, and yesterday in the mail i received 3 Filter-Lens part of a kit that i ordered. Im awaiting a 3x Telephoto lens along with a .5x Macro lens, should be coming later this week or next week.
I dont know but... Right now, the F717 has a 5x Optical. 5x X 3x = 15x zoom, which is double the power of my binocs. Hopefully i can take good long-range pics with it.
Flying a plane is no diff. from riding a bicycle. Its just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes. -'Airplane'