Here, about 5 miles SE of Schultz-Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa (KSTS), our house shakes from the noise of aircraft only a couple of thousand feet overhead departing and landing throughout the day.
But when we check here at FlightAware to see who is above us, the screen is completely blank for miles around STS. This isn’t about the routine 5 minute delay–the display is empty sometimes for 20 or 30 miles around the airport.
Something just as strange happens overnight. Around 3 AM the house shakes again from the rumble of heavy 747s climbing out above our heads. I’ve actually gone out on the patio at that hour and looked up. We know from our own travel experience that many of these middle-of-the-night flights are departing San Francisco International for nonstop destinations in Asia like Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Usually they will appear on the KSFO display. However, key in KSTS and with “nearby airports” and “vicinity” checkboxes checked, still nothing appears on the KSTS display.
Traffic above has greatly increased in the last few months, due in part to many new flights added by Horizon Air. Can anybody help us?