A recent FAA trial project has changed flight paths over Seattle for some aircraft landing at SeaTac. Instead of passing over the airport and turning over Edmonds or N. Seattle planes now turn over Elliott Bay, use satellite signals for guidance to the airport runway and keep their engines on idle for as long as they can. This should reduce noise, save fuel and cut down on polluting emissions. More importantly it means that I get to see a lot more planes! Can you tell I grew up with an airplane crazy brother?? Hey, we used to go to airports to plane spot for fun days out!
Anyway, this all means that on a lot of his departures and arrivals I get to see David’s flight from my windows and this morning he should have gone right in front of me on his final descent BUT……as you can see – just a little late summer fog hanging over Puget Sound here so his flight path got changed.
Don’t worry – even though I couldn’t see him I have him on Flight Tracker so I still know exactly how long I’ve got left to get dressed and get the house work done 😉