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Does anyone else here, use 'Flightradar24' ?
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a425couple
2020-08-05 23:42:49 UTC
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Does anyone else here, use 'Flightradar24' ?
I find it is informative and interesting.
I live about 5 miles from an airport that
has some interesting planes.

I've also enjoyed 'FlightAware'.

But, as I understand, neither show military planes.
Tis a pity.
Dean Markley
2020-08-06 11:42:00 UTC
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Post by a425couple
Does anyone else here, use 'Flightradar24' ?
I find it is informative and interesting.
I live about 5 miles from an airport that
has some interesting planes.
I've also enjoyed 'FlightAware'.
But, as I understand, neither show military planes.
Tis a pity.
I use Flight Tracker which is easy and informative. But no, I don't think any of them show military flights.
Jim Wilkins
2020-08-06 17:02:12 UTC
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Post by a425couple
Does anyone else here, use 'Flightradar24' ?
I find it is informative and interesting.
I live about 5 miles from an airport that
has some interesting planes.
I've also enjoyed 'FlightAware'.
But, as I understand, neither show military planes.
Tis a pity.
I use Flight Tracker which is easy and informative. But no, I don't think
any of them show military flights.

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Juergen Nieveler
2020-08-25 08:46:04 UTC
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Post by Dean Markley
I use Flight Tracker which is easy and informative. But no, I don't think
any of them show military flights.
I use Flightradar and run a Raspi with their tracking software... as I
live near an airbase, I can frequently see machines that appear on my
local status (Mode-S transponders show up, they sometimes even squawk
callsigns) - but Flightradar doesn't display them on the website.

Case in point, this morning a jet with the Callsign "GIANT1" flew by
right
above my office, but Flightradar didn't display any track. The
transponder
however belonged to an IAF EL/W-2085 (and yes, that's most likely
correct
- they've been visiting since last week)

a425couple
2020-08-07 02:52:42 UTC
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Post by Dean Markley
Post by a425couple
Does anyone else here, use 'Flightradar24' ?
I find it is informative and interesting.
I live about 5 miles from an airport that
has some interesting planes.
I've also enjoyed 'FlightAware'.
But, as I understand, neither show military planes.
Tis a pity.
I use Flight Tracker which is easy and informative. But no, I don't think any of them show military flights.
We are close to the huge Boeing Everett plant.
So we get a fair number of flights, and test flights
of the military C-17 Globemaster III,
the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus (military aerial refueling) (from 767).
and rarely a Boeing_P-8_Poseidon (from 737).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_KC-46_Pegasus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_P-8_Poseidon

Meanwhile, a disconcerting paragraph
"The P-8's first flight was on 25 April 2009.--- In 2011, the
ice detection system was found to be defective due to the use
of counterfeit components; allegedly these parts were poorly
refurbished and sold to subcontractor BAE Systems as new by a
Chinese supplier."
Jim Wilkins
2020-08-07 11:33:31 UTC
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"a425couple" wrote in message news:***@news3.newsguy.com...

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Meanwhile, a disconcerting paragraph
"The P-8's first flight was on 25 April 2009.--- In 2011, the
ice detection system was found to be defective due to the use
of counterfeit components; allegedly these parts were poorly
refurbished and sold to subcontractor BAE Systems as new by a
Chinese supplier."
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unapproved_aircraft_part
'Unapproved parts have been found on both civilian and military aircraft,
and faulty ones have caused hundreds of incidents and crashes, some fatal,
with about 24 crashes between 2010 and 2016."
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