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Old-Salt
Evening, putting it in here 'cause I don't know where else to post it.

Last nights combination of clear skies, clear artic air and no cloud, a rarity this side of the Pennines, allied with the ISS passing over, afforded the best view we've ever had.
The kids wanted to watch again tonight, although a bit of cloud didn't help, a big argument broke out as to which one they were watching....
Then the ISS came, within 15 minutes, we counted more than 25 satellites roughly on the same course.
Never seem more than the odd one, before.

Is this 'cluster' unusual?
There were 'clumps' of three and four a time.
(Several mates also observed them, I've only had one glass of red!)

TIA.

Ps.
It's back over soon, do the satellites orbit at a similar frequency?
 
Evening, putting it in here 'cause I don't know where else to post it.

Last nights combination of clear skies, clear artic air and no cloud, a rarity this side of the Pennines, allied with the ISS passing over, afforded the best view we've ever had.
The kids wanted to watch again tonight, although a bit of cloud didn't help, a big argument broke out as to which one they were watching....
Then the ISS came, within 15 minutes, we counted more than 25 satellites roughly on the same course.
Never seem more than the odd one, before.

Is this 'cluster' unusual?
There were 'clumps' of three and four a time.
(Several mates also observed them, I've only had one glass of red!)

TIA.

Ps.
It's back over soon, do the satellites orbit at a similar frequency?
Starlink perhaps?


Beaten by tgo
 

Ritch

LE
I got this the other night when I was out in the garden enjoying my first night out of isolation in my bedroom. At the time I didn't know what it was but it was bright and moving at a fair clip. I later found out it was the ISS.

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Yes, I'm aware it's just a white blob but it was taken on my phone and I'm crap at photography anyway.
 
SleazyJet self-isolating

BBC News - Coronavirus: EasyJet grounds entire fleet of planes due to virus
 
I got this the other night when I was out in the garden enjoying my first night out of isolation in my bedroom. At the time I didn't know what it was but it was bright and moving at a fair clip. I later found out it was the ISS.

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Yes, I'm aware it's just a white blob but it was taken on my phone and I'm crap at photography anyway.
Fast moving blob is about as good as you can get without specialist kit and a shed load of ability and patience, so well done.
 
SleazyJet self-isolating

BBC News - Coronavirus: EasyJet grounds entire fleet of planes due to virus
TUI has been pretty much the same, most if not all repatriation flights now done, a bit of moving empties about to lay them up or get them into deep maintenance.

The CAA have extended the recency periods for things like landings, medical, sim checks and line checks but it’s all pretty much taking a running feck at a rolling doughnut; nobody really has much idea of time scales or indeed, much else. ID. Cards are the next big question mark as they have decency criteria too. There will come a point where safety and security can’t be stretched any more and then we are in a world of shit.

On the upside, my employer has been brilliant with us cash wise and in formulating some really innovative plans against an ever changing backdrop. In my 25 years I’ve never seen management and crews so closely aligned and I really hope that lesson gets carried forward, it makes for a much nicer working environment and everyone wins.
 
Evening, putting it in here 'cause I don't know where else to post it.

Last nights combination of clear skies, clear artic air and no cloud, a rarity this side of the Pennines, allied with the ISS passing over, afforded the best view we've ever had.
The kids wanted to watch again tonight, although a bit of cloud didn't help, a big argument broke out as to which one they were watching....
Then the ISS came, within 15 minutes, we counted more than 25 satellites roughly on the same course.
Never seem more than the odd one, before.

Is this 'cluster' unusual?
There were 'clumps' of three and four a time.
(Several mates also observed them, I've only had one glass of red!)

TIA.

Ps.
It's back over soon, do the satellites orbit at a similar frequency?
I've been wondering what that could possibly be. Thanks for letting me know.
 
Currently over Southampton flying figure of eights. Empire Test Pilot School.
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tgo

Old-Salt
Those of you with kids or just want a nosey yourselves.

This is pretty good for spotting satellites. - let it know your location and it'll tell you the best time to pop outside and look (weather permitting)

 
Gone pretty quiet:

 
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Gone pretty quiet:

Bear in mind the “after” shot is a week ago. My guess is it’d be even more quiet today?

No doubt Flow Control in Brussels (inevitably) will still be flinging Slots about like a mad woman’s shite.
 
No doubt Flow Control in Brussels (inevitably) will still be flinging Slots about like a mad woman’s shite.
Eurocontrol got to make money some how!
 
Debrief points:

1. Landing with the HUD up?
2. Fiddling with stuff on the coaming during the landing roll?
3. Advancing the Thrust Levers during the landing roll to retract Speed Brakes?
4. Some procedural differences that are probably Jordanian SOPs.
5. A fair few other bits such as not confirming the FMC inputs for the runway change which I suspect were lost in editing.

If that was a sim I was running, 2 and 3 would have been “not to standard”.
 

tgo

Old-Salt
Bear in mind the “after” shot is a week ago. My guess is it’d be even more quiet today?

No doubt Flow Control in Brussels (inevitably) will still be flinging Slots about like a mad woman’s shite.
This is from my feed, not looking good, but not unexpected.
 

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