Thanks for the fast come back on my question of untracked aircraft at times here in southern Maine, it’s really puzzling to us because most of the time as I stated we have very little air traffic in our area, four to five flights per day west or south west would constitute a busy air traffic day for us according to the ATC people we have talked to at Portland International but some day’s the sky is full of jets and we can not get anyone to tell us what the heck is going on because these jets are not showing up on any FAA supported tracking site like Flightaware or Flightexplorer.
I don’t have Flightexplorer but a friend in New Hampshire does and we have both observed the same strange activity on the same days in question, the last day that our sky was full of jets all day long was November 25th and neither Flightaware or Flightexplorer accounted for all of this highly unusual air traffic.
Since we can no longer get any information out of operations at Portland International I decided to try this Flightaware message board and see anyone can help us find out what is going on with regularity in our sky’s because what we are seeing is in no way “normal” air traffic.
These aircraft from what we can see are both commercial and military types, there hard to identify because they are flying at 34K or better,most are light gray, dark gray, some are white but we have been unable to detect any company logos or identifying markings on them which is another curious thing about these aircraft.
We will get a day of this really heavy air traffic and then nothing like it for up to two or three weeks and then it will happen again and I’ll tell you, I’m ex-military and I’m at a loss to explain it.
Your in the air or in the tower so you tell me, I know something is going on because all of this air traffic that no one knows anything about is not just my imagination, it’s real and I would just like to know what’s going on.
The WX here is mighty strange for December 23rd, no snow, no ice on our ponds which are usually frozen over by the end of November, heck, the ground isn’t even frozen yet, our temperatures are running 15 to 20 degrees above normal, today is a good example, it’s 49 degrees right now and raining when it should be 28 degrees and snowing, I don’t know if it’s effects of Global Warming or what but the weather here in the north east is just gone weird, strange and crazy the past few years.
Well, thanks guy’s, I really appreciate the come back, I’d like to here from some one that works in a tower here in the north east or a pilot that fly’s the north east corridor, anyone that might shed some light on my question regarding the strange, untracked air traffic that we have here frequently.
You and yours all have a great, safe Christmas and a Happy New Year.