Track with destination and origin the same?


#1

Take a look at this: flightaware.com/live/flight/N141CE

also look at the scheduled arrivals and departures:

flightaware.com/live/airport/KDMW

And at the history for these flights. They seem to clearly imply that a number of hours was spent somewhere.

Why is this happening? Does the FAA filing a flight plan with the same origin and destination?


#2

The FAA doesn’t file flight plans - aircraft operators do.

Many people will file a flight plan for an flight that departs and arrives at the same airport. This is done for training flights, sightseeing flights, etc.


#3

Thanks for the info. But both these planes are registered in Wilmington DE and both seem to be investment advisory firms, not sight-seeing.
I realize the FAA doesn’t file flight plans (but perhaps they should?); however, I thought a IFR flight plan with the same destination & origin would sort of set some sort of flag as a possible glich.


#4

Being an investment company may just be the name of the company the aircraft is registered under. Take, for instance, N86RL. It is registered in Wilmington, DE to a Saunders Aviation. I happen to know for a fact that this plane is privately owned, and that owner actually has a construction company in the Tampa area. From what I have been told, Wilmington, DE is a VERY popular place to register aircraft for tax reasons.

As far as filing IFR for the same origin/destination, it happens all the time at RVS for IFR training flights.


#5

Not just planes but boats too. Also a lot of credit card companies will have addresses in DE for tax purposes as well. DE has been very kind to corporations when it comes to taxes.


#6

I seem to remember quite a few a/c discussed in these forums that have been registered in DE. I know Travolta’s 707 is regisetered out of there, and I know there were more. I’ll have to investigate…when I get around to it. :unamused: