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  • Mark12
    MEANS MOTIVE OPPORTUNITY
    • Jan 2000
    • 10863

    #41
    "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney"

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    • Edgeleyr
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Apr 2016
      • 17

      #42
      Just left the west coast of Greenland.

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      • Hooligan
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Mar 2017
        • 512

        #43
        Looks like they are going direct to Iqaluit, about 550 miles. The Windy website indicates favourable winds.

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        • ZRX61
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • May 2005
          • 4767

          #44
          Tracking on FlightAware crapped out again & their homepage is *404 not found*
          If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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          • Hooligan
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Mar 2017
            • 512

            #45
            Planefinder seems to pick the Spitfire up here and there - present position about 170 miles ENE of Iqaluit, proper landfall about halfway between. Oddly it's not showing some of the nearby airliners that FR24 is, FR24 doesn't show the Spitfire or the PC12.
            Last edited by Hooligan; 12th August 2019, 15:30.

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            • Hooligan
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Mar 2017
              • 512

              #46
              Arrived at Iqaluit... welcome to North America!

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              • paulmcmillan
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Jan 2000
                • 2650

                #47
                Is this the first time a Spitfire has flown 'the Atlantic' well via an Atlantic Crossing Route?
                Weather - Fair with cloudy patches, clear by early evening.

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                • Matt Poole
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Dec 2004
                  • 457

                  #48
                  I'm disgusted with trying to follow this Spitfire's flightpaths via any of three different sites. That is, with any sense of trust. The forum will be my source of info.

                  The Live Tracker sometimes works, and sometimes, frequently, it fails miserably. Currently, for me, it shows that G-IRTY is on the ground at Iqaluit, which, I think, is accurate.

                  Flight Aware software currently shows that the last G-IRTY flight, on 9 August, was a circuit in and out of Reykjavik! Joining this site makes no difference in the accuracy of displayed info.

                  Flightradar24, which Mark12 uses successfully, indicates, for me, that G-IRTY is in western Greenland at Kangerlussuaq!

                  And I'm supposed to believe that cars can drive themselves already? When technology works, it is great, but...



                  RAF LIBERATORS OVER BURMA (subtitled FLYING WITH 159 SQUADRON) by Bill Kirkness DFM and Matt Poole, published by Fonthill Media

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                  • Hooligan
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Mar 2017
                    • 512

                    #49
                    G-IRTY is at Iqaluit unless she sneaked out! Has shown up on Planefinder a few times on the ground. I'm wondering if the weather has been a factor again?

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                    • trumper
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Aug 2003
                      • 6722

                      #50
                      Surely a human being with a smart phone can type a few sentences ,Leaving x today.Turned back ,bad weather,landed at x 09-00 etc , that took 5 seconds.

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                      • Bob
                        Bob
                        Aerophile
                        • Jan 2000
                        • 3656

                        #51
                        Indeed - how many hours twiddling thumbs in the air between stops will the support crew spend?

                        Anyhow, since my last visit to the SS page flight tracker they appear to have changed it?
                        Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

                        行雲流水

                        Warbirdskies Blog

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                        • ZRX61
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • May 2005
                          • 4767

                          #52
                          Apparently still at Iqaluit, but went up for a jolly earlier today (14th). It should have been at Ottawa 3 days ago & is 4 stops behind schedule... However, it was supposed to be at Ottawa for 4 days so if they pull their finger out they could get back on schedule. At this time I'm not confident it will show up where I live on the 25th.
                          If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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                          • Hooligan
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Mar 2017
                            • 512

                            #53
                            I don't know how accurate Windy's forecast is but looks like they should get a break today.

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                            • Trolly Aux
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • May 2006
                              • 3801

                              #54
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                              TA out

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                              • Hooligan
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Mar 2017
                                • 512

                                #55
                                Made Kuujjuaq last night, now on way to Wabush. Maybe get down to Mont Joli on the St Lawrence today?

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                                • ZRX61
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • May 2005
                                  • 4767

                                  #56
                                  Flightaware is still showing this crap

                                  "This flight is restricted from public view."
                                  If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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                                  • Hooligan
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Mar 2017
                                    • 512

                                    #57
                                    Landed at Schefferville, about 3/4 distance, after a few orbits - presumably weather again.

                                    ZRX61, it seems to show up ok on Silver Spitfire's own tracker and on Plane Finder.

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                                    • barongan
                                      Rank 3 Registered User
                                      • Jul 2018
                                      • 11

                                      #58
                                      page not found

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                                      • Hooligan
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Mar 2017
                                        • 512

                                        #59
                                        Try this link - note that you may need to do an occasional shift+F5 to clear your cache.

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                                        • ZRX61
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • May 2005
                                          • 4767

                                          #60
                                          Originally posted by Hooligan View Post
                                          Landed at Schefferville, about 3/4 distance, after a few orbits - presumably weather again.

                                          ZRX61, it seems to show up ok on Silver Spitfire's own tracker and on Plane Finder.
                                          I use Flightaware almost every day, why the hell can't they use the tracker every other ****** uses?
                                          If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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