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wasoxygen  ·  400 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 5, 2019

A B-52 or something similar just flew over low and loud. I didn't get a good look and couldn't get a photo through the trees.

It didn't show up on Planefinder. I see a pair of Ospreys fly by now and then but they never appear on the app.

ADS-B Exchange shows a number of military flights nearby but no sign of this aircraft; the closest match has only four engines.

Anyone have any tips on military planespotting?

kleinbl00  ·  400 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The civilian-facing services filter USA-flight numbers because they are dicks. Some of the noise monitoring ones do, too. However, the Bruel & Kjaer ones don't. At least, they don't at LAX. This is how I was able to verify that yes, Virginia, that was a C5 Galaxy doing a touch'n'go at LAX (also known as "Los Angeles Air Force Base", having landed, stood on the runway for 10 minutes, and then departing again. Its flight track extended from the first noise monitor it acknowledged to the last noise monitor that saw it. It was some spooky shit. Fuck yeah I clicked the "report" button. Nothing ever happened.

Globemasters are fuckin' loud and they look like a B-52 that ate a 747. And they carry things that go bump in the night.

flagamuffin  ·  400 days ago  ·  link  ·  

also -- it's nice to know that while i'm down here on the ground working at pointless tasks, somewhere above me someone is having himself a fucking day:


flagamuffin  ·  400 days ago  ·  link  ·  

there are very few south-to-south flights. glancing at that, i see a perth to jo-burg, and an auckland to santiago.

i did manage to isolate one of the few air mauritius planes, coming out of europe, notable because it was the only plane on the entire map with its heading.