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Do airlines typically change flight paths?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SMD, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. SMD

    SMD

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    Finally took out the P3 Professional today after almost three weeks of snow and freezing weather. I went to a place I frequent a lot because it's on the beach and this time of year it's quiet with not a lot of people. I made sure in the past it wasn't within five miles of an airport. It's close but still not in the "zone." Today as I go to take off I see there are major airlines flying almost overhead. They're close enough that I can see the names of the airlines very easy. Obviously I'm not going to fly when there's airplanes with hundreds aboard at a height that I can easily reach. I took out my iPhone and opened the Hover app and suddenly the Fly Zone has changed. I've never seen a plane anywhere near there. Do airlines change their fly zones at different times of the year? Not sure what to make of it.
     
  2. druss2001

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    Maybe not different times of the year but it think it depends on which way the winds are blowing and if the airport has both north/south and east/west runways. Some days I see planes flying close to overhead while I am northeast of airport where main runway is east/west. Sometimes traffic will land on north/south runways.
     
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    They switch approaches for different reasons...crosswinds, windshear, nearby thunderstorm, grass cutters, r/w maintenance,
    nav aid work.....
     
  4. ddh1313

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    I'm confused, sure they could change approach vectors for any of the discussed reasons however I doubt they moved the air port . The nfz should be unaffected.


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