Wow the closest I have ever gotten to someone was 5nm
Oh the #live topic is closed 😫
Well, I guess mine will go here, the other day in Canada…
That was totally unexpected. The aircraft was going about Mach 0.85, meanwhile I was at 0.79, so it whizzed pass me. I had earphones on at the time on another device, and my volume on on this one. I head a very loud whoosh of the engines, looked across, and took a screenshot as fast as I could 😂
That’s actually funny.
Bruh what server was it?
Expert. We had the same routes in our fpl, and happened to be at the same altitude. It was pure coincidence, but becuase we used a flight planner, it put us both on the same airway.
Oh right. I don’t think I’ve ever had that happen to me before
That’s really crazy
It’s happened to me a lot hecuase I always fly a lot to the schedule, and generally halfway through my flight join popular, congested airways. It’s just whether you notice it or not.
Ngl I actually don’t know what an airway means.
Basically like a highway, but in the air :)
Aircraft take a network of ‘roads’ to get to their destination
Oh ok sounds like fun
Can you give me an example of one?
The white lines are the ‘airways’ (I’m not exactly sure what the yellow are).
You’ll notice how this (and all aircraft) with follow these white lines/airways until they reach arrival procsuedes of their destination airport.
After that the pilot felt so popular, that ATC gave him a phone number for Pilot Error.