You know what I really like? Delta’s Flight tracker. Not only can I obsessively refresh to see the on-time status of Gordon & Milka’s flight to the ATL today, I can also watch their journey on a map! It has a count-down clock, departure & arrival terminals, altitude, zooming, flight plan vs. actual flight… Nearly everything I could ask for.
And then I can hop over to SkyVector and try to figure out their intended flight plan. Reverse-flight-planning!
So, the parts of the flight plan I can figure out:
- TAS: 350kts
- Departing from: CVG
- Departure time: 17:08 UTC
- Cruising alt: 35000ft
- Plan: Depart CVG ->BWG->RMG -> ATL (roughly, and 375nm total)
- Destination: ATL
- Est. Time en route: 64 minutes
- Number of persons onboard: at least 5