What in the world is this flight path?


#1

Hi,
I can’t possibly believe this a/c has been doing this-

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/EGF579

I’m assuming its some kind of mess up but I’m not sure. Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Regards
JetBlast @ BWI :slight_smile:


#2

Two flights with the same flight number.



26-Mar-2006	E135/Q	Raleigh Durham Int'l [KRDU]	Edward Lawrence Logan Int'l [KBOS]	04:51PM	06:39PM	En Route
26-Mar-2006	E145/Q	Dallas Fort Worth Int'l [KDFW]	The Eastern Iowa [KCID]	03:30PM	05:16PM	En Route



#3

I’m no expert, but that looks like a very inefficient path from RDU to BOS. :wink:


#4

haha makes me dizzy looking at it :wink:


#5

the samething is going on with this flight is it actually over New York or not because the airpots are not near the fligh. (EGF744)


#6

This has been noted a few times before; American Eagle operates many of the 3000-4999 flight numbers for American Airlines, and drops the leading digit, sometimes causing duplicate simultaneous flight numbers.


#7

Here’s another-

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N15NW

Not a very efficient way to get somewhere is it? :slight_smile:

Regards
JetBlast :slight_smile:


#8

The flight path looks like it’s an mapping flight.


#9

Yeah, the N15NW flight is legit. Probably aerial photography, surveying, facility inspection, etc. Note that they’re VFR.


#10

How can you tell if it’s VFR?


#11

It was airborne without a flight plan – the most recent IFR flight was 10 days ago.