Hi. Indulge a newbie planespotting enthusiast. By new, I mean really new…as in tonight.
Because of low clouds & drizzle, I seem to be able to more easily watch/hear/feel planes on their descent into Nashville’s airport. (I live about 10 miles from BNA.) I’m positively hooked now. Some of the planes have been so low that I can very easily id the airlines from the paint jobs & wonder if the pilots can see me staring out my window .
So I found this site & have been watching the BNA tracker & almost can determine which planes I’m watching in real time, out my window, based on what I’m seeing online.
All that caused me to wonder why I’ve not noticed this before. I mean, I’ve heard planes descending before but not this low, so I guess it’s related to the weather. Does the “ceiling” affect the altitude for really low approaches?
I’m curious about landing/take off paths now. But I imagine airports keep those pretty secret these days, huh? It makes sense, but before I found this site, I was googling for flight patterns in & around BNA.
Thanks! I think I’ve discovered a new hobby – at least when the weather cooperates.