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March 2011 Blog Posts (9)

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Hi guys / gals

Would like too see Planefinder with option to add call signs with plane icons on screen.

I have audio in back ground, having calls sign would easily identify planes.

With the above would give them a rating 5 stars out of 5

Steve

Added by hotflyer on March 23, 2011 at 10:51 — 1 Comment

Interesting Find a Navy E6B Mercury

Here is another interesting find in the Seattle airspace...

 

A US Navy VQ-3 "Ironmen" E-6B Mercury Reg Number 162782.  She looks to have left KSFO, landed briefly at KPAI and is now eastbound with an unknown location.  The question is, why would a military plane have a ADS-B unit, that can be received by anyone with the equipment?  Below is her track into Western Washington Airspace, and a photo of the plane courtesy of the US Navy.

 

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Added by PlaneSpotterNW on March 20, 2011 at 21:42 — No Comments

4 More Test Flights Today!

Currently the 787-8i is up and flying, but there are also 4 other test flights today... 

 

TT-JJM - Turkish Air 777-3F2ER

 

N787BA -- Test 787 

 

N787FT -- Test 787

 

N5573S -- Test 747-8f in CargoLux livery.

 

So while the 747-8i is behind the mountains and not visible, there are 4 other test flights up in the area to track!

 

Here is a screenshot of all 4 flights that are currently up in the…

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Added by PlaneSpotterNW on March 20, 2011 at 20:49 — No Comments

747-8i Visible Again!

The 747-8i is now visible again on planefinder.net!

 

She is currently en route back to KPAI to complete todays test flight.   

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Added by PlaneSpotterNW on March 20, 2011 at 20:45 — No Comments

N787ZA Just Took Off

Anyone looking for track some test flights... N787ZA is up from KBFI and will be flying patterns in the area this evening.  Search for it on planefinder.net!

Added by PlaneSpotterNW on March 18, 2011 at 23:30 — No Comments

Maiden Flight Set for March 20th

So it looks like the maiden flight for the new 747-8i is set for Sunday.  I will be keeping an eye on my ADS-B and will keep an eye on it for its flight!  The plane should be in line with all the other Boeing test flights and use ADS-B so that Boeing can track the aircraft on her flight and look at when she will be back at the airport and if there are any problems with the flight.  Look for it on March 20th!…
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Added by PlaneSpotterNW on March 18, 2011 at 23:06 — 1 Comment

Follow a 787 test flight

N787FT is up right now, and over Hawaii @ FL330.  Her callsign is BOE005. N787FT was also ZA005, the 5th 787 test aircraft.  She is now painted in Boeing livery and was renamed N787FT.  Here is a photo of her flight path.

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Added by PlaneSpotterNW on March 11, 2011 at 1:21 — No Comments

This morning around 1500UTC flight number BOE588 took off for a brief test flight over the area.

This morning around 1500UTC flight number BOE588 took off for a brief test flight over the area.  Attached is a KML file of the flight.  There was no indendity for the plane in the transmitted information.  So for now, this remains an unknown aircraft flying a test flight for Boeing.  BOE588 left from and returned to Boeing Field (KBFI).  I will do some digging and see what I might be able to find out about the aircraft.

 

 

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Added by PlaneSpotterNW on March 9, 2011 at 19:45 — 1 Comment

Boeing Test Flights

Living where I do with an ADS-B receiver gives me a unique experience.  Boeing uses ADS-B just like planefinder, they use it to track their test flights.  This give me the ability to track their flights as well.  I plan to blog about quite a few of their flights, post what I can including KML files, screen shots and whatever else I can about the Boeing planes currently flying around the area.  Currently their are about 6 planes flying around the area, 2 787's and 4 different 747-8's.…

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Added by PlaneSpotterNW on March 9, 2011 at 8:14 — 1 Comment

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