Tracking Malaysian flight search planes?

Mark Daniels

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#2
We have seen VH-TGG which is private jet being flown out of Perth for the search
Reason is because it has large windows giving searchers a much better view than from most aircraft.
Rather nice inside too!
http://www.execujet.com/media/284353/charterspeccard_global express xrs_vhtgg_jun2013_lr.pdf

We have also been tracking one of the US Navy's P-8 Poseidon aircraft.
Tail number is 168429
http://my.pinkfroot.com/photo/united-states-navy-p-8-poseidon-168429

You should see those and maybe others too if you keep an eye on Perth in Plane Finder.
 
#5
I wonder if the military planes are using civilian modes to make themselves visible to the non-military flights in the area. I guess the search area is a bit too far out to get direct ADS-B reception!
 

Mark Daniels

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I wonder if the military planes are using civilian modes to make themselves visible to the non-military flights in the area. I guess the search area is a bit too far out to get direct ADS-B reception!
The search location is well out of ADS-B range. We have great coverage in Perth but this won't extend out to the Ocean. It is possible that some of those military aircraft are making themselves visible when they can choose not to.
 
#9
The search location is well out of ADS-B range. We have great coverage in Perth but this won't extend out to the Ocean. It is possible that some of those military aircraft are making themselves visible when they can choose not to.
Well I did manage to snag one returning flight from the search area just now:

Hex Code: 7C610E
Registration: VH-TGG
Flight no.: VHTGG
Airline: Corporate Flight International (VEGAS HEAT)
Manufacturer: Bombardier
Model: Global Express
Type: GLEX

No military flights though. I'd think that the P-8 might send ADS codes...
 
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