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Old 8th September 2012, 02:08
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Reminds me of that old pilot joke:

"Take offs are optional, landings are mandatory."
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Old 8th September 2012, 12:33
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Reminds me of that old pilot joke:

"Take offs are optional, landings are mandatory."
And a good landing is 'one you can walk away from'
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Old 8th September 2012, 13:34
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Mobile App.

For the real 'Geeks' there is an 'app' available for mobile phones that allows you to point the camera on your phone at a contrail in the sky and gives an immediate readout on the screen showing flight number, destination, altitude, speed etc. Called 'Plane Finder AR' - no I don't have it, my phone is just a phone, but I have seen it used and it is impressive !
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Old 8th September 2012, 19:25
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A good pilot is one whose number of landings equals the number of his takeoffs.

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Old 8th September 2012, 22:15
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I've stuck Planefinder AR on the Ipad. I'll check it out tomorrow.
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The weather closed in a tad today down in Cornwall so I had to pick my time. Watched for aircraft on FlightRadar on the PC then then went out into the back garden with the Ipad when I spotted a likely candidate. Have to admit, quite impressed, pointed it up to where in the sky I thought it should be and in it came ... and a hole in the clouds let me spot the plane visually and ... .... there it was.

In all fairness I was using the Ipad connected to my WiFi, which was a few metres from the back viewing living room and running at 54Mbs. Might have been different on 3G, which I have noticed runs mightly slower (bear in mind this is Cornwall, signals in rural areas here bear a strong resemblance to trying to work GKB from the Pacific.) Even so, the alignment was quite impressive.

Haven't radio assisted navigation aids come on a tad in the last 2 or 3 decades ... ? (mainly of course due to computers, which have been my employment over the last few decades.)

It's almost scary.
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The internet's most splendid waste of time has just got even better.

Greater detailed topography and a facility to watch multiple aircraft on their flightpaths c/w flight details inc designated and actual take off times, and the ability to view in full screen mode.

http://www.flightradar24.com/-34.85,-58.47/11
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I have taken it one stage further... sitting here up by the Rio Murray I have a Funcube Dongle hooked up to a discone and monitoring 132.2. It picks up comms from everything moving between Sydney, and Melbourne (and a bit of traffic coming in from the west) together with all the ground side of the traffic.
Newest toy which I only received yesterday is one of these http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/140978041...84.m1439.l2649
Getting it running on 1090 is the project for this weekend.

I also use the FCD with a QFH to receive the NOAA WX sats.
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Old 31st July 2013, 23:12
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Following Cisco's lead.............

http://www.liveatc.net/feedmap/feedmap.html

Works with "Realplayer"
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I have taken it one stage further... sitting here up by the Rio Murray I have a Funcube Dongle hooked up to a discone and monitoring 132.2. It picks up comms from everything moving between Sydney, and Melbourne (and a bit of traffic coming in from the west) together with all the ground side of the traffic.
Newest toy which I only received yesterday is one of these http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/140978041...84.m1439.l2649
Getting it running on 1090 is the project for this weekend.

I also use the FCD with a QFH to receive the NOAA WX sats.
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For an avid aviation fan like me ,liveatc.net is one of the best sites out there.
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