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
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.
KML File for the flight: …Continue
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.…Continue