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Re: Seen on Flightradar24 Today

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Postby Downwind » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:47 pm

great dane wrote:Downwind heading upwind en-route PE this morning on the mighty ( :funny: ) SAX CRJ :Like:
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Yup, it certainly was a lively take-off and remained bumptious until we got over the mountains. :bazinga:

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Re: Seen on Flightradar24 Today

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Postby Bell 407 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:48 am

Looks like Zoompie is as confused as the rest of SA :haha: :haha: .

I'm sure it's just a test flight but maybe he too is flying round and round in circles not knowing what is going on :thinking:

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Postby happyskipper » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:25 pm

Ok, as a newbie on FR24, I need some help.

My mom is flying DBN CPT on Safair FA 163 - dep DURBAN 18:55, but I can't find it on FR 24?

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Re: Seen on Flightradar24 Today

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Postby Bell 407 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:43 pm

Evening HS,

Ah yes, the frustrations of living in a country which does not require all aircraft to be fully ADSB equipped. In your instance your Mom's flight was most likely done on an older aircraft type that is transponder equipped but that does not send out all of the required data for plotting on FR24.

With aeries that are full ADSB, they send out all position and aircraft data which is received by the ground receivers and then plotted on a map which we see on FR24. This is usually for all the major airlines and newish aircraft. On the older aircraft we can still see their positions but FR24 then uses Mlat to triangulate the position of the aircraft and then plot that on the map. However, in these instances you only pick them up above 10,000ft and you need a number of receivers in an area to triangulate the plot.

However, this is all changing as new aircraft right down to Slings and helicopters are now coming out standard with full ADSB. That is why you will see some of these on FR24 puttering around Gauteng and the likes. Ideally we would like to see map plots of every single aircraft much like you do in the northern hemisphere were everything that flies must by ADSB equipped.

Getting back to your Mom' flight, I used the playback option on the website to see what aircraft were departing Durban round about that time. It looks like your Mom's flight was being done by Safairs ZS-JRL which is a B734, an older model aircraft which does not have full ADSB. However, the flight was picked up on Mlat as per the picture below. Shout if you need assistance when using FR24.

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Re: Seen on Flightradar24 Today

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Postby happyskipper » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:17 pm

Thanks Mr. Bell407.....

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Re: Seen on Flightradar24 Today

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Postby Bell 407 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:48 pm

Great catch today is the AN124 UR-82008 departed out of Durban. Still only passing Fl250 at Joburg so she must have been extremely heavy :champion: :champion:

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Re: Seen on Flightradar24 Today

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Postby great dane » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:06 pm

IF main man B407 on his way to Kimberley at FL200 in ZS-TJB Embraer 120 of SAX (the FR24 guys haven't had time to update that machine I see).

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Re: Seen on Flightradar24 Today

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Postby Downwind » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:16 pm

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Storms sitting over Cape Town this morning. Arrivals making a wide turn over False Bay.

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Re: Seen on Flightradar24 Today

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Postby Bell 407 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:54 pm

Downwind wrote:Storms sitting over Cape Town this morning. Arrivals making a wide turn over False Bay.

We need to see more big green blobs sitting over Cape Town for the next week at least :good:

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Re: Seen on Flightradar24 Today

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Postby great dane » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:09 am

Wonder what happened here. It that just the way the airways work, or was this a change of plans/diversion :thinking:
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Postby Bell 407 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:18 am

great dane wrote:Wonder what happened here. It that just the way the airways work, or was this a change of plans/diversion :thinking:

Michael, I would think a diversion took place :good:

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Re: Seen on Flightradar24 Today

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Postby four engine jock » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:02 pm

Look at SA 4701.

Its been in a holding pattern for over three hours.

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Re: Seen on Flightradar24 Today

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Postby Bell 407 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:31 pm

four engine jock wrote:Look at SA 4701.

Its been in a holding pattern for over three hours.

Yip, it has been a long test flight indeed :thinking:

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Re: Seen on Flightradar24 Today

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Postby Downwind » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:03 pm

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Lovely day for a coastal heli trip. :heart:

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Re: Seen on Flightradar24 Today

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Postby Downwind » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:04 pm

:stupid4: too small.

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Re: Seen on Flightradar24 Today

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Postby Bell 407 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:29 pm

Downwind wrote::stupid4: too small.

Fixed it for you :champion:

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Re: Seen on Flightradar24 Today

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Postby Downwind » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:47 pm

Bell 407 wrote:
Downwind wrote::stupid4: too small.

Fixed it for you :champion:



Much obliged. :thanx:

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Re: Seen on Flightradar24 Today

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Postby Raffles » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:28 pm

Mrs Raffles and Rafflette from Paris back to the kakplaas today via Casablanca after a month long holiday in France, of which I was only able to be there about 10 days.

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Re: Seen on Flightradar24 Today

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Postby great dane » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:55 pm

And are you stuck in OUA with a broken plane, or did they fix the gear?


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