This year like those gone before there is a very well known event locally that goes on called Cowes Week. It is an event where the Isle Of Wight gets a great selection of racing going on in the Solent and around the island itself. And for those that don’t race the atmosphere is great with the Red Arrows and Fireworks featuring towards the end of the week!
Anyway, this year it starts on Saturday and we are always asked by our users if we…Continue
Added by Lee Armstrong on August 1, 2011 at 8:30 — No Comments
Well in summary thank you for all the feedback but you seem to be enjoying them!
A couple of questions have cropped up so I though it would be best to summarise some of the common mistakes and how not to set up alerts. If you wanted to see how to set up alerts then see my last blog post which gave some pointers on it.
A lot of people have asked about squawk codes…Continue
Added by Lee Armstrong on July 29, 2011 at 14:50 — No Comments
Also new to version 2.60 released yesterday and largely overshadowed by the alerts feature was the addition of new plane models to the apps!
As you can see from the sample below they are very distinct and hopefully it will help you identify those aircraft without having to drill down into it. As usual this is part of the free upgrade to the latest version and early feedback so far has been great!
We have also added these icons in Yellow and Black as these…Continue
Added by Lee Armstrong on July 27, 2011 at 8:40 — No Comments
We have been very busy at pinkfroot testing our alerts feature for our iOS apps and we are pleased to say that it has been released today!
Here is a quick rundown so that you can see what it looks like and how to configure it to get some cool alerts! We have been playing around with it for a few weeks now and have noticed some really nice things happening! This is a rundown on the iPhone version but the screens are almost identical in the iPad…Continue
Next year I am looking on going to America for a spotting holiday i have already been to LAX which was fantastic for spotting however if other ariports are better for spotting i would prefer a change
Added by Steve Madore on June 17, 2011 at 4:24 — No Comments
We have been added to a publication that they have prodcued showcasing apps!
Go and check it out! Can you spot us!?!?
Added by Lee Armstrong on June 3, 2011 at 8:12 — No Comments
Wow, this is all so exciting and we had great feedback about the integration of the ash cloud into planefinder.net that we beavered away and added it to our iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) apps.
So if you don't have the app already go ahead and click here to visit the app store.
Added by Lee Armstrong on May 24, 2011 at 7:30 — No Comments
Well we are at the end of a second day now and although the volcano has died down to a lot less activity it is still spewing out and with the strong UK winds it is sucking it all South.
Below is the VAAC chart on planefinder.net @ 1200 +12 hours so as you can see by tonight it will be just on the edge of Scotland!
Added by Lee Armstrong on May 23, 2011 at 16:22 — No Comments
We have been busy since the London VAAC produced the charts of the ash cloud and predictions. We thought that is would be great to visualise the impact on traffic if the ash cloud does get bigger!
Added by Lee Armstrong on May 22, 2011 at 13:18 — No Comments
It is that time again when the European skies could be empty of planes once more!
The largest volcano on Iceland, Grimsvotn is erupting as we speak and spewing an ash cloud all the way up to 43,000ft!
If the winds are in the right direction and heading South then we could be in for another ground stop for all aircraft much like last time!
For those that missed it (or were asleep we had taken some screenshots of the last time this…Continue
Added by Lee Armstrong on May 21, 2011 at 21:57 — No Comments
A man has reportedly fallen overboard on the Cruise Liner "Celebrity Eclipse"!!!
Search and Rescue teams from both sides of the channel attended last night at 22.15 BST. The ship is currently docking in Southampton just now.
We brought up the Ship Finder logs and can see it did indeed stop and look around quite a bit! Guardian article is here....
MAGIC32....Magic Johnson Entertainment....is presently flying eastbound over south-central Michigan
Wednesday, April 6, 2011---17:32 UTC
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.
Added by PlaneSpotterNW on March 20, 2011 at 21:42 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by PlaneSpotterNW on March 20, 2011 at 20:49 — No Comments
The 747-8i is now visible again on planefinder.net!
She is currently en route back to KPAI to complete todays test flight.
Added by PlaneSpotterNW on March 20, 2011 at 20:45 — No Comments
Added by PlaneSpotterNW on March 18, 2011 at 23:30 — No Comments
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.
Added by PlaneSpotterNW on March 11, 2011 at 1:21 — No Comments