This kind of goes along with the "spotting at home" thread. Perhaps WinAir can answer my question. And that is: what flight path do the planes coming into SNA follow? They always seem to come out of nowhere. It's not like the flight paths to LAX or ONT, both of which I've traced as far out as Palm Springs or LAS!!!!!
Take Americans MD-90 flights inbound from SJC. Where do they come from? Do they stay out over the ocean and not come inland until-say Huntington Beach or something? Look at a map of the LA area for example. One would think that a plane coming from SJC or SMF to SNA would pass right over Walnut, West Covina or City of Industry (which is where I am). yet I've never once seen ANY planes heading southeast towards SNA from here.
Does this make any sense to anyone?