I’m not a pilot, so sorry if I’m asking the question oddly –
I’m doing some research and I’m trying to determine about how long it is from the time a plane “gets in line” to land at SNA (John Wayne Airport, Orange County, CA) to when it actually lands. I live 12 miles out (North) from the airport just south of the 91 freeway and about four miles west of the 55 freeway. The planes coming from either the west or east seem to turn south just over my house in order to line up with the southern part of the 55 and the airport. We frequently have friends who fly in, and we’re trying to figure out if we can determine which is their plane when it flies over. Unfortunately, they’re usually on Southwest, and it seems every other plane going into SNA is a Southwest aircraft.
Thanks for any help you can offer.