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British Airways 747-400 Over YYC

Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:28 pm

Hi,

Today I went on my first ever visit to a major control tower. I got to see the YYC control tower. It was amazing! I have a question, I saw on radar today around 8:00pm local time a British Airways 747-400 at cruising alt.
Does anyone know where it may have come from? I image it was going to LHR or Gatwick.

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RE: British Airways 747-400 Over YYC

Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:43 pm

Maybe Seattle-London.
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RE: British Airways 747-400 Over YYC

Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:44 pm

Most likely from SEA
 
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RE: British Airways 747-400 Over YYC

Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:12 pm

British Airways 48, departed Seattle tonight at 18:43 Pacific. Its routing took it about 40nm south of Calgary.

BA's other West Coast flights, including Los Angeles, San Francico and Vancouver do not fit within the 8pm time frame you mention, nor were routed as close to Calgary as the Seattle flight.
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RE: British Airways 747-400 Over YYC

Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:19 pm

Would the SEA flight be at cruising altitutude by the time it reached Vancouver?
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RE: British Airways 747-400 Over YYC

Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:26 pm

The SEA flight wouldn't be at cruising altitude over Vancouver, it would definitely be at cruising altitude over Calgary.
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RE: British Airways 747-400 Over YYC

Fri Nov 26, 2004 4:04 pm

I was onboard Speedbird 85 LHR-YVR last month and when our flight was over the whole of Alberta we were still at cruising altitude and the closest we got to Calgary was not close at all Big grin We flew over Northern Alberta, slightly north of YEG.


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RE: British Airways 747-400 Over YYC

Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:00 pm

LAXINT.

You may be right. It wasn't exactly above Calgary. I should've said in the vecinity. 40nm sounds about right.

Thanks everyone for your replies.

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