wrong GMT and flight duration


#1

Case in point:

21-Oct-2006 B763/W Sheremetyevo (UUEE) Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Int’l (KATL) 18:53 GMT 16:52 EDT 1:59

There’s no way a B767 can make it from Sheremetyevo to Atlanta in 2 hours. What it looks like, the TZ offset for Moscow was applied to the local time in Moscow backwards, and the correct departure time must be 10:53 GMT. Same thing seems to happen for every flight originating in Europe.

Please excuse me if this bug has been discussed already.


#2

Hi – please see this FAQ. It’s not a time zone issue as much as a lack of data issue.


#3

OK, now that I’ve looked more closely, the “departure” time is more like the time the flight tracking data popped up in the FAA system, right?


#4

Exactly. Basically, the aircraft was under the jurisdiction of the FAA for the last 2 hours of the flight.