The Silver Spitfire Live Flight Tracker

Profile picture for user Hydramatic

Member for

5 years 4 months

Posts: 7

Whilst I applaud anyone who wishes to keep any warbird flying, this whole adventure worries me slightly. The Spitfire has absolutely nothing to prove.
I do wish them well though.
Andy

Profile picture for user Edgeleyr

Member for

4 years 1 month

Posts: 17

She seems to be in Iceland now.

Member for

3 years 2 months

Posts: 592

Perhaps the Mods could merge the two threads...

Profile picture for user ZRX61

Member for

15 years

Posts: 4,796

She seems to be in Iceland now.

Yup, they appear to have worked the bugs out of the tracker feed

Profile picture for user Matt Poole

Member for

15 years 5 months

Posts: 377

Yup, they appear to have worked the bugs out of the tracker feed

At the link I'd provided earlier (https://www.silverspitfire.com/about/flight-tracker/), the Spitfire moments ago was shown as still being in Lossiemouth, Scotland -- until I zoomed-in on Lossiemouth on the map. Only then did I see a new course flown, all the way to Iceland.

And now the website shows an arrival in Iceland, no matter what scale the map is viewed.

So there was some little glitch, but it seems to be fine on my computer now. I just tried the link on a new window, and all is well.

Profile picture for user ZRX61

Member for

15 years

Posts: 4,796

I use FlightAware & punched G IRTY into the search feature.

Profile picture for user Matt Poole

Member for

15 years 5 months

Posts: 377

[EDIT, hours after I posted the info below: FlightAware now works fine. No explanation for the error last time.]

I'm scratching my head. I just went to google and searched on "flightaware". The top result is:

https://flightaware.com .

I clicked on this, and in the very top center window, there is a box which contains the text "Search for flight, tail, airport, or city" to the right of a magnifying glass symbol. I entered G IRTY and hit the "TRACK" button to the right.

What I got was the image below, showing only a 2 Aug flight -- which is obviously not correct.

So, unless I'm missing something, FlightAware is a bust for me here in the US.

[ATTACH=JSON]{"alt":"Click image for larger version Name:\tFlightAware,G IRTY.jpg Views:\t0 Size:\t159.7 KB ID:\t3870373","data-align":"none","data-attachmentid":"3870373","data-size":"medium"}[/ATTACH]

Attachments

Member for

14 years

Posts: 3,778

She looks to been airborne in the past couple of minutes and just taxiing back in at Reykjavik

14.09hrs BST

Member for

14 years

Posts: 3,778

It may of been an air test looking at it

Member for

14 years 7 months

Posts: 2,810

The aim of the flight is not to set or break any record , they are showing off the aircraft to as many people as possible and making local flights for publicity for the sponsors. After this visit most of Iceland will have heard of IWC watches !.....

Profile picture for user ZRX61

Member for

15 years

Posts: 4,796

[EDIT, hours after I posted the info below: FlightAware now works fine. No explanation for the error last time.]

I'm scratching my head. I just went to google and searched on "flightaware". The top result is:

https://flightaware.com .

I clicked on this, and in the very top center window, there is a box which contains the text "Search for flight, tail, airport, or city" to the right of a magnifying glass symbol. I entered G IRTY and hit the "TRACK" button to the right.

What I got was the image below, showing only a 2 Aug flight -- which is obviously not correct.

So, unless I'm missing something, FlightAware is a bust for me here in the US.

[ATTACH=JSON]{"alt":"Click image for larger version Name:\tFlightAware,G IRTY.jpg Views:\t0 Size:\t159.7 KB ID:\t3870373","data-align":"none","data-attachmentid":"3870373","data-size":"medium"}[/ATTACH]

It will list all recent flights below the tracking image, click on the top one. Clicking "G IRTY Flight Schedule" above the tracking image also takes you to the list

Member for

7 years 7 months

Posts: 407

Do all the calling points on the route stock high octane petrol as a matter of course or does it have to be shipped in?

Profile picture for user Matt Poole

Member for

15 years 5 months

Posts: 377

It will list all recent flights below the tracking image, click on the top one. Clicking "G IRTY Flight Schedule" above the tracking image also takes you to the list

I had done this, but still (just checked again) in the Activity Log there are no flights listed between 2 and 9 August, as shown in the attached. I see a note which reads, "There are flights hidden from view because they were not matched with a flight plan." Maybe this explains why the transit flights from Duxford to Lossie to Iceland are absent. Also, I don't (yet) have an account with FlightAware -- so maybe those who are logged in see more than do I.

Hopefully, though, all will be fine for me, on FlightAware, as the trip continues, combined with the Live Tracker website. FlightAware is a very interesting and useful site.

[ATTACH=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"medium","data-attachmentid":3870435}[/ATTACH]

Attachments
Profile picture for user Black Knight

Member for

16 years 7 months

Posts: 1,891

When is she leaving for Greenland?

Member for

3 years 2 months

Posts: 592

Appears to be weather causing a hold up, staying another night.

Member for

3 years 2 months

Posts: 592

G-IRTY and OY-THP just getting airborne again from Reykjavik, hopefully en-route Kulusuk! About 450 miles, at 220kt should take a couple of hours.

Profile picture for user Mark12

Member for

20 years 5 months

Posts: 10,029

16:30 UK local.

Member for

3 years 2 months

Posts: 592

FR24 now showing them about 120 miles out from Kulusuk

Member for

3 years 2 months

Posts: 592

A quick stop at Kulusuk and G-IRTY has cracked on this evening and just arrived at Kangerlussuaq on Greenland's west coast, making up a bit of time for the weather delays at Lossie and Reykjavik. I assume they aim to cover the 350 odd miles to Broughton Island tomorrow, weather permitting. Then the next leg to Iqaluit perhaps, less than 300...