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PhilG
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A380 Overflights - Manchester

Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:21 am

HI all

I know the Emirates JFK-DXB often transits over Manchester (well, we're in the Peak District actually, but close enough) around noon, but does the reverse flight head out around 8am?

If not, what IS the A380 I see heading East around that time?

Also, are there any other A380s in "our" skies regularly

It seems DXB-YYZ-DXB transits too far North for me to see

Many thanks

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RE: A380 Overflights - Manchester

Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:32 am

FRA-JFK on LH could come close to MAN, as well as FRA-SFO, FRA-LAX on LH.

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RE: A380 Overflights - Manchester

Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:46 am

I've seen AF A380's as well; both on JFK and Montreal flights. It does depend on the Atlantic routes though.
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RE: A380 Overflights - Manchester

Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:09 am

I'm not far from you (just the other side of the Peaks). We see the LH A380 coming over on the JFK-FRA run and the SFO-FRA comes over around 08:00-08:30, although a lot of the time it goes across the north of Scotland and straight down the North Sea. Very occasionally get the odd AF A380 heading northbound to Trent and across to Wallasey, but usually they go a lot further south and we just get 777s and A330s.

On a clear day we see the MAN-DXB EK A380 climbing out to the north (it usually goes overhead Rotherham, we are about 30 miles south of there and can see it when its clear).
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RE: A380 Overflights - Manchester

Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:19 am

You could give this website a try: Flightradar24.com

I was at FRA last Friday and it was so accurate that I could predict which aircraft would land next.

edit: By the way, LH462 (FRA-MIA on an A380) is headed your way right now.  

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RE: A380 Overflights - Manchester

Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:38 am

Quoting mhodgson (Reply 2):
It does depend on the Atlantic routes

- Correct.

For example LH400 to JFK often passes pretty much OTT my house, 12 miles north of LHR.
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RE: A380 Overflights - Manchester

Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:27 pm

Quoting PhilG (Thread starter):
I know the Emirates JFK-DXB often transits over Manchester (well, we're in the Peak District actually, but close enough) around noon, but does the reverse flight head out around 8am?

Err please forgive me but is it not the other way round? I have seen DXB to JFK head over at lunchtime on occasion but JFK-DXB is usually between 9:30 and 10am. From my observations I have to say that JFK-DXB passes over Manchester more regularly that the outbound which somtimes can head way to the North. Actually JFK-DXB seems to fly just off the North Wales coast, then over The Wirral and right over MAN itself (is it using the onsite VOR for navigation I wonder) but I can see it from Manchester city centre clearly enough. I have seen YYZ-DXB a handful of times but it is nowhere near as common as JFK-MAN which must pass over MAN about 40% of the time I estimate.

I have also seen AF heading to North America but only occasionaly LH. The good think about AF is that when TALT travel is running more to the south we can see SFO head out but when traffic in general is to the North we see JFK and YUL. Usually one AF service passes over the North West most days, the only real hinderence to seeing something is the weather.
 
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RE: A380 Overflights - Manchester

Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:19 am

Quoting boysteve (Reply 6):
Err please forgive me but is it not the other way round?

Hmm - Now you're asking!

I certainly remember seeing a couple of Emirates A380s heading FROM the West TO the East, which I have presumed are JFK-DXB (though they could easily be YYZ-DXB!)

Another poster suggested FlightRadar24 which is SUPERB and (when I get home) should help me figure out what's what

Though as you say, mostly all we see are clouds  

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RE: A380 Overflights - Manchester

Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:54 am

Quoting PhilG (Reply 7):
Hmm - Now you're asking

OK I have checked EK's website. EK202 JFK - DXB is only scheduled to leave JFK at 23:00 local tiime. If it gets away in good time it probably flies over MAN 6 hours later which is 05:00 JFK time OR 10:00 UK time. Although I am sure I have senn it abit early that this, just!

EK201 DXB - JFK is scheduled to start out at 08:30 or 35 minutes after our very own EK17. Therefore allowing for slowing down, ATC routing on approach, and taxi time I would expect DXB - JFK to overfly (when routed this way) shortly after EK17's arrival time, so about 12:30 then.

Therefore it is unlikely a JFK flight is seen at around 8am, that must be the YYZ service. It is worth noting that these times are from the Northern Summer timetable period which comes to an end within the week!
 
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RE: A380 Overflights - Manchester

Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:35 am

Incidentally, LH462 FRA-MIA passed overhead Lancashire just now, so thats another flight we could see on occasion. DLH400 FRA-JFK looks like it's on a similar route.

Not that you can see it based on todays weather!

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RE: A380 Overflights - Manchester

Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:52 am

Now that I have discovered that flightradar24.com has a REPLAY feature, I'm havng great fun tracking potential A380 overflights working from past data

Many thanks to all - this has been most interesting

Phil G

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