Flight tracker app
« on: December 27, 2019, 01:26:19 AM »
Hi,
I've been watching a flight tracker app, and there are flights on it from South America to Australia in what they claim is 13 flighthours.
If you take London to Perth 2/3 of the distance on the FE map, it takes them 15:45 hours.
Johannesburg to Sydney 11 hours.
Buenas (sorry) Aires to Johannesburg in 8 hours.

The thing about the Sydney-Santiago flights, the timezones go from -8 to +10 and if you look at the flight route watchback function, it either starts just 1 hour away from Sydney (coming from Santiago) or it start from Sydney, stalls from a few seconds and teleports to 1 hour away from Santiago.
I looked at other flights and some routes do stall and then skip a little distance sometimes, but not nearly the distance of crossing the Pacific Ocean.
It flies over New Zealand and jumps to the coast of Chili every time.
I've seen live flights midway above the Pacific Ocean so what gives.

What do you think?

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Re: Flight tracker app
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2019, 03:57:44 PM »
Hi,
I've been watching a flight tracker app, and there are flights on it from South America to Australia in what they claim is 13 flighthours.
If you take London to Perth 2/3 of the distance on the FE map, it takes them 15:45 hours.
Johannesburg to Sydney 11 hours.
Buenas (sorry) Aires to Johannesburg in 8 hours.

The thing about the Sydney-Santiago flights, the timezones go from -8 to +10 and if you look at the flight route watchback function, it either starts just 1 hour away from Sydney (coming from Santiago) or it start from Sydney, stalls from a few seconds and teleports to 1 hour away from Santiago.
I looked at other flights and some routes do stall and then skip a little distance sometimes, but not nearly the distance of crossing the Pacific Ocean.
It flies over New Zealand and jumps to the coast of Chili every time.
I've seen live flights midway above the Pacific Ocean so what gives.

What do you think?

What you are seeing are aircraft coming into and leaving ground-based radar and tracking.  These do not apply when you are out in the middle of the pacific ocean.   
If you are making your claim without evidence then we can discard it without evidence.

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Re: Flight tracker app
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2019, 04:49:45 PM »
You would think at this time of year, people would treat these flight trackers with the derision that they deserve.

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Re: Flight tracker app
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2019, 06:31:15 PM »
Hi,
I've been watching a flight tracker app, and there are flights on it from South America to Australia in what they claim is 13 flighthours.
If you take London to Perth 2/3 of the distance on the FE map, it takes them 15:45 hours.
Johannesburg to Sydney 11 hours.
Buenas (sorry) Aires to Johannesburg in 8 hours.

The thing about the Sydney-Santiago flights, the timezones go from -8 to +10 and if you look at the flight route watchback function, it either starts just 1 hour away from Sydney (coming from Santiago) or it start from Sydney, stalls from a few seconds and teleports to 1 hour away from Santiago.
I looked at other flights and some routes do stall and then skip a little distance sometimes, but not nearly the distance of crossing the Pacific Ocean.
It flies over New Zealand and jumps to the coast of Chili every time.
I've seen live flights midway above the Pacific Ocean so what gives.

What do you think?

What you are seeing are aircraft coming into and leaving ground-based radar and tracking.  These do not apply when you are out in the middle of the pacific ocean.

But you can see flights 'live' midflight between South Africa and Australia above the Ocean. But that's beside the point.
Maybe I should hire someone from Peru and purchase the ticket for him and make him live stream the whole trip and pay on completion.

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Re: Flight tracker app
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2019, 04:51:54 PM »
What you are seeing are aircraft coming into and leaving ground-based radar and tracking.  These do not apply when you are out in the middle of the pacific ocean.

But you can see flights 'live' midflight between South Africa and Australia above the Ocean. But that's beside the point.
Maybe I should hire someone from Peru and purchase the ticket for him and make him live stream the whole trip and pay on completion.

Yes, you can see them but if you mouse over you will see "estimated" on the metadata..




You are dealing with curvature and huge distances.


If you are making your claim without evidence then we can discard it without evidence.