Flight Following

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

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