The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

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How did I forget the Mode S codes!! :facepalm: Cheers Brevet! :biggrin:
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Where is the private jet going into Liverpool with Jurgen Klopp on?

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He's possibly been there all week outside the gates of Anfield shouting "Gizza Job"! Looks like it's had the desired effect.

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Brevet Cable wrote:
stratocaster wrote:Yes,they are on T-MLAT. T-MLAT drops off at a certain altitude and for the life of me I can't exactly remember at what altitude! Hence why even FlyBe dash 8's do the same. Hope that helps. :up:

Mode-S ( what MLAT tracks ) isn't so much altitude-dependant - although it usually drops out below 3000ft - it's actually down to the number of 'feeders' detecting the aircraft. If I recall correctly , less than 4 reliable feeders means the accuracy falls off markedly & when that happens FR24 stops showing them. Hence why XH558 frequently disappears off the screen.


Thanks for that guys! Useful.

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No worries Yorkie! Currently 5 Hawks out to play early doors over Wales! :rock:
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An RAF Voyager is heading out over the altlantic @ 21k ft. Anyone know what it's meeting out there on a Sunday afternoon?

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YORKIE wrote:An RAF Voyager is heading out over the altlantic @ 21k ft. Anyone know what it's meeting out there on a Sunday afternoon?


It's going to the USA with some 41 squadron Tornados, full details are on FC.

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Loads of Grobs up over the eastern counties
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Somethin with callsign "THUMP..." Up over Lincs on FR24.

They just dropped the "...ER"?
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It's "THUMPA1", a Grob Tutor.

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A RAAF OH-58 Kiowa showing at the moment along with 4x RAAF King Air's.
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BrizeWatcher wrote:A RAAF OH-58 Kiowa showing at the moment along with 4x RAAF King Air's.


Approaching Brize, by any chance...? :question:

Given the time of day, I'm guessing that you've spotted some Australian aircraft in Australia. :biggrin:
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Seahornet wrote:
BrizeWatcher wrote:A RAAF OH-58 Kiowa showing at the moment along with 4x RAAF King Air's.


Approaching Brize, by any chance...? :question:

Given the time of day, I'm guessing that you've spotted some Australian aircraft in Australia. :biggrin:


You would be correct. :grin:
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4x Finnish F-18 showing on FR24 over the border between Spain and Portugal, taking part in Trident Juncture.
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BrizeWatcher wrote:4x Finnish F-18 showing on FR24 over the border between Spain and Portugal, taking part in Trident Juncture.

Is that why ZZ337 Voyager is showing south east of Madrid at present or is it unrelated? Wondered if there was UK participation too.

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CaptainKirk wrote:
BrizeWatcher wrote:4x Finnish F-18 showing on FR24 over the border between Spain and Portugal, taking part in Trident Juncture.

Is that why ZZ337 Voyager is showing south east of Madrid at present or is it unrelated? Wondered if there was UK participation too.

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Same exercise but it is refuelling the RAF Tiffie's and Tonka's over there. :smile:
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Also a Volga dnepr IL76 just passing overhead coningsby at 33,000ft. First time I've spotted one of those.

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BrizeWatcher wrote:
CaptainKirk wrote:
BrizeWatcher wrote:4x Finnish F-18 showing on FR24 over the border between Spain and Portugal, taking part in Trident Juncture.

Is that why ZZ337 Voyager is showing south east of Madrid at present or is it unrelated? Wondered if there was UK participation too.

Thanks


Same exercise but it is refuelling the RAF Tiffie's and Tonka's over there. :smile:


Great, thanks for the info.

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The fog's keeping it very quiet on there isn't it?
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Can anyone say what the recent app updates were on FR24 for android? (possibly ios as well) didn't take a good look as I usually do :oops: Cheers!
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For Android:

WHAT'S NEW

v6.6.1: misc. bugfixes
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For this release, we have focused on filters. We have extended the filter functionality and made it easier to use. It is now possible to filter on a whole family of aircraft as well as highlight filtered aircraft over the top of all visible aircraft.
It is also now possible to change map settings directly from main map.
The release also contains a number of bug fixes and we have made the app compatible with Android 6.



I can't find a recent update for iPhone, but for iPad:

v6.5.1

In the recent 6.5.0 release we added Apple watch support, enabling you to use you watch to get complete information about nearby flights. In this bug fix release we've ensured that your unit settings in the app are respected on the watch. Also, the list of nearby flights has been improved if you are in an area with a large number of aircraft in the areas.


Both pieces of text easily accessible on the respective app stores.

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Cheers H.A! I had a feeling it may have been bug fixes but didn't take a good look. :up:
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