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Seneca Driver

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Alert - BA 747 test flight up
« on: April 18, 2010, 05:13:23 PM »
I am watching a BA 747 test flight out of Heathrow.  CNN is reporting that the CEO of the airline is on board.  The purpose is to see if there is any impact from the ash cloud.  What is a bit more amazing is that I am in Helsinki, Finland (stranded business traveler) watching this on my laptop computer via LogMeIn to my RadarBox which is actually running inSeattle, Washington.

Canonjohns40D

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Re: Alert - BA 747 test flight up
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010, 05:19:38 PM »
Yep watching it also 400550 B747-400 G-CIVC currently just left Brecon Beacon  area Westbound.

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Re: Alert - BA 747 test flight up
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010, 05:24:24 PM »
I've got them too. Showing up on my log too so will get a couple of screen shots to post.

Cheers Dave
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Re: Alert - BA 747 test flight up
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010, 05:28:24 PM »
He seems to be step climbing - stopped at 10,000, then 15,000, 20,000 and now seems to be going to up 25,000

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Re: Alert - BA 747 test flight up
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2010, 05:31:12 PM »
Yes, hes stepping up at about 5000 per jump...should be over the coast soon...hope he comes down our way back might try a photo if he gets near enough..
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Re: Alert - BA 747 test flight up
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2010, 06:13:46 PM »
He's gone so far out over the Atlantic that he's vanished off the network. Just have to wait until he comes back.

Looking at the latest charts from the Met Office, the predicted western edge of the ash is at Newfoundland. I think that this flight will be going quite a way out before returning.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2010, 06:44:21 PM by Roland28 »

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Re: Alert - BA 747 test flight up
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2010, 06:46:18 PM »
looks like returning now
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Re: Alert - BA 747 test flight up
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2010, 06:58:54 PM »
Yes, seems to be doing a reverse course Dave...shame It would have been nice to see him down the southwest on it's return.
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Re: Alert - BA 747 test flight up
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2010, 07:02:33 PM »
Hi hoped to see it up here in NI also as I have I nearly forgtten what a large jet looks like.

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Re: Alert - BA 747 test flight up
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2010, 07:25:27 PM »
BBC News have a live link to Cardiff and may be showing the landing live.
Shouldn't be too long, they are currently at the Welsh coast at FL150.

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Re: Alert - BA 747 test flight up
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2010, 07:45:48 PM »
Just watched the landing live at Cardiff on BBC News.

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Re: Alert - BA 747 test flight up
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2010, 07:55:22 PM »
I did also and with the box running very accurate device this Radarbox. Now we await the results KLm seem confident that large areas of airspace they checked are OK!

John
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