I live right near 1B9 which is about 30 miles south from KBOS, under the approach path for 4R, and as far as in-cruise flights go, I am under the big skyway over BOS
. flights over me are usually headed to JFK
, or any other big east coast destination. Aircraft? A330s, A340s, A310s, 747s, 757s, 767s, 777s, and business jets. i sit out on the deck with my scanner, map and binochulars, and tune into Boston Center. planes headed to JFK
usually start to descend over us. the list of variuos airlines is long, but the most commmon are BA
, US etc. etc. the most exotic is the rare Thai A345 and SQ
A345. there is also royal jordainian, aeroflot, TAP, SAS, and the lst goes on. A lot of times on a clear day u can see up to 10 contrails, most headed south and 2-3 headed west. I could go on with a lot of sightings which are rare for here. (somewhere like heathrow and the exotics are lined up for miles) it is so great to here "...Virgin 45, cleared to FL290, maintain 290 kts..." and then be looking at the plane thats communicating.
In the evening it goes from european arrivals to mixed to all east coast departures. (during the day planes come in from europe, then reverse on the evening/night flights back) it cool to see the same plane headed north at FL370 that u saw going south 3 hours earlier at FL360. When the planes come for the Approach to 4R, they are usually around 8000ft. generally east coast traffic. heres a link to a radar i use for the boston are. also, quite a bit GA
traffic due to 1B9 which is my home airport....
Their home site includes other major airports....