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The Plane Highway in the Sky

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Support Wendover Productions on Patreon: https://www.Patreon.com/Wendover Productions Over the North Atlantic, where there is no radar coverage, planes don't fly like they normally fly. They follow a set of daily tracks that act like highways in the sky. Youtube: http://www.YouTube.com/WendoverProductions Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/WendoverPro Email: WendoverProductions@gmail.com Subreddit: http://www.Reddit.com/r/WendoverProductions Sources: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/05/14/opinion/14-in-flight-mark-vanhoenacker.html?_r=0 (This is a fantastic 10-15 minute read) https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/common/nat.html http://aerosavvy.com/north-atlantic-tracks/ http://nats.aero/blog/2014/06/north-atlantic-skies-gateway-europe/ Attributions: North Pole Oriented Map Courtesy Strebe Airplane icon courtesy Mirko Velimirovic from Noun Project Airplane overhead icon courtesy Viktor Vorobyev from Noun Project Gander airport photo courtesy www.Fronterasblog.wordpress.com and used under Fair Use Guidelines Air Traffic Control video courtesy Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Cockpit view courtesy Simulation and Aviation Overnight flight footage courtesy FlyingHDWorldwide
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Brian L. (11 hours ago)
What is the music in this video?
Morgan Keziah (1 day ago)
5:28 I'm 13 and I'm going on a scho trip from Charlotte to london and that terrifies me I'm glad the doors on the cockpit are thick so I wont hear😂
Morgan Keziah (1 day ago)
0:55 Charlotte 💛
Simsational (3 days ago)
How does the jet stream outpace the spinning ball?
Róbert Aradi (4 days ago)
What's the music at 3:30 ?
Vibhav Tewari (10 days ago)
Da_MLG_Meme_Doge (10 days ago)
“Radar services terminated. Have a good night.” Dang I felt that.
Ricardo Jibaja (11 days ago)
This video is a joke. Pure lies
Abdulmajid Nasir (8 days ago)
Ok boomer
Smedley Butler (18 days ago)
show the lines on an actual flat earth map and they will all be straight, asshole
miah (22 days ago)
thank you i learn lot.love from bangladeshi american community in michigan
Dharsh Srinath (22 days ago)
The earth is curved. Flat Earthers: TRIGGERED
Ferris Brooks (23 days ago)
Boston's teams are Red Sox and Patriots. Chicago was the teams you mentioned
Chuck Beickel (23 days ago)
G Cairns (24 days ago)
All the way to Europe, probably NOT after Brexit if it ever does happen and if the Europeans don’t start playing nicely
Josh Cavallo (25 days ago)
Something very important you didn’t mention is the importance of TCAS
Slak Tary (25 days ago)
isn't being only 16 miles below the sound barrier dangerous for a passenger airplane ? ( in case they accidentally reach the sound barrier )
Brady Williamson (26 days ago)
Ok now if you actually want to know the highways of the sky look up jet routes and victor airways. This was just crossing the atlantic and doesn't really explain how the NAS works. Also, it only applies to places where there aren't NAVAIDS which all of the US is covered in and I'm pretty sure more people fly within the country not from JFK to London.
Muralidaran Jaganathan (28 days ago)
Supersonic if they hadn't had the mishaps... We would have still have 3 hours Vs 7 hours of subsonic..... As against all this going back in time consumed happens we have spike like Elon musk bringing bfr vertically landing rockets... How bizarre
Gary Vale (28 days ago)
living just 2 miles from O'Hare airport and under a common takeoff path for commercial aircraft going northeast, I marvel anytime one passes overhead.....truly marvels of engineering..... can someone give me any tips to help easily identify the most common different planes from underneath as they pass over.....thanks
Kevin Perera (29 days ago)
So nice ! Thank you!
edd edward (1 month ago)
ironically they still have to dump the gas before they land
Pyro Gaming (26 days ago)
Never heard of that, are you trying to say that airlines tip out excess fuel before landing?! If you are saying that, your a clown
hernan jimenez (1 month ago)
Nobody crosses over the north pole..false information
Bao Doan (1 month ago)
Okay, be honest. Who looks up a flight tracker at 10 to 11? xD
Spencer Nelson (1 month ago)
When I went to Ethiopia, we did this exact same route. I remember looking at the map tracker and seeing we were over the Atlantic ocean and I was just filled with dread because I realized that if that plane had went down for any reason, we would be trapped in the most unforgivable environment.
Pyro Gaming (26 days ago)
Nah the most unforgiving environment is a neighbourhood with jehovas witnesses who knock on doors every day
Raymundo Wellington (1 month ago)
So in few words, SATELLITES DO NOT EXIST !! It's the transponder you carry on board and within immediate reach of other relative flying planes !!
Raymundo Wellington (1 month ago)
hahaha how deluded this guy is. The earth curved ? What drugs are you on ? The Earth is FLATISH !!
enough soul (1 month ago)
4:10 blues clues shirt
Goose Taylor (1 month ago)
Bruh the earth is flat stop being a sheep
DingDong (1 month ago)
How do they know where they are at
asdfgh hgfds (1 month ago)
geography is a good subject
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FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation (1 month ago)
You forgot the routing between the entry and exit points. For example : DOGAL, 5150N, 5530N and so on until you hit your exit waypoint.
Necro Mancer (1 month ago)
Hey, Sam. I would really love to see the pacific side of this to some degree, even if it doesn't work similarly.
Mudam666 (1 month ago)
why is people flying so much??? Do they actually NEED to?? Not weird the planet is heating up so much
Clint clinton (1 month ago)
Someone should TELL this guy that planes run on compressed air... NOT jet fuel that costs $1.89/gallon. Idiot !!
Jack Holcomb (1 month ago)
Clint clinton , In order for the difference in air pressure to elevate the plane the plane must be traveling very, very fast. So planes use jet engines to make the plane go fast, and these engines run on gas.
Sophia Neal (1 month ago)
I flew from La to London. We took the Quebec route
matt ? (1 month ago)
Btw boston needs to change these waypoints. How about red sox, Patriots or Tom Brady
matt ? (1 month ago)
How does jet fuel cost less than gas? Politics.
Mateusz Skrzypiński (1 month ago)
no there are just no taxes for jet fuel
Vex (1 month ago)
I’m not in the 98.7%
John Bailey (1 month ago)
Check out the AE Map, find out the truth. not this BS.
Pradeep Verlekar (1 month ago)
If we were leaving on a giant ball a aeroplane would constantly have to dip its nose all the time if not it would find itself at over 80,000feet in just half an hour and soon it would be floating around in outer space. Horizon always at eye level and water always find its level is only possible on a flat plane.
Pradeep Verlekar (1 month ago)
Do you know why the first thing we learn is that the Earth is a globe? They want us programmed with that information before we learn how to ask a question . The world full of people living upside down on a spinning ball. Imagine if you will. The world is waking up knowing the earth is flat, stationery and the centre of universe. Is the greatest consciousness shift in the history of humanity.Truth is only visible to those who are able to question everything that they have been taught to believe.
Daniel Pierce (1 month ago)
Kubbs/Bears, that sounds very Chicago to me...
Asif Asghar (1 month ago)
🤔👍😉 I didn't get it at first, but biw i know
Asif Asghar (1 month ago)
* btw*
TheVacinator (1 month ago)
Why is this video so beautiful.. especially the technical part
J Chr G (1 month ago)
From new york to bankok.... From new york to the cock-bank haha
Tanner Campbell (1 month ago)
Love this video. Simple, but informative!
Christian Durso (1 month ago)
If that Boeing did that the nose would of heated up because of those speeds it’s not meant to go super sonic and that’s pretty close to moch 1
First World Problems (1 month ago)
Girl 1: I like singing! Girl 2: I like dancing! Wendover: I like planes
Cristian Sanchez (1 month ago)
A plane dont curve idiot
Ho Sane (1 month ago)
This is all low dimensional topology... we live in SOME 3 manifold (<— proof earth isn’t flat.. actual proof, by mathematics, you can look it up.. in fact the Poincaré conjecture sort of implies this)
Greg F. (1 month ago)
We will know that hell has frozen over if the Da Bears or Cubs ever moved to f’n Boston 4:23.
Roxana Carrion (1 month ago)
A lot of flat earthers will hate this video XD
Landen Keller (1 month ago)
This upcoming summer I’m flying from Newyork into London and traveling around Europe for a month so this was a really cool video for me. Thanks!
Walter White (1 month ago)
This makes being a pilot seem a lot more stressful. I always imagined it to be similar to driving a car as in you just follow the path but you actually have to request paths and take off within 5 minutes of other planes?
rskypuppy2000 (1 month ago)
Great information. It is nice to learn something new.
lonelyPorterCH (1 month ago)
Man, I wonder, if you see other planes, when you look out of a window when you're on that route^^
Дмитрий Пятков (1 month ago)
Doesn’t the plane fly over Greenland? At least on the interactive map in the infotainment screen it does seem to show that. I mean flights like Amsterdam-Seattle or Moscow-New York.
Eric Kelly (1 month ago)
Chicago is home for the Bears and Cubs. Not Boston. Reminds me that Wendover has no real understanding of America.
Blackz (1 month ago)
4:08 Steve from Blues Clues!?!?
Rodger B (1 month ago)
Thank you
Person (1 month ago)
Maria Ali (1 month ago)
Explain how the MH370 could have gotten lost
Person (1 month ago)
Lost contact? What kind of question is this
chris L (1 month ago)
It's pronounced NEW-FOUND-LAND. Not newfoundlin or newfinlin..smh
Nick Williams (1 month ago)
Wait wait wait I know this video is old but is jet fuel actually cheaper than fucking car fuel wtf
Baya ren (1 month ago)
очередное доказательство того,что земля плоская!!!!!
Zoratoune (1 month ago)
Wow this really fucked me up when you told us the commemorative waypoints for 9/11.😢
h ThePinoyDude (1 month ago)
the 890 dislikes are from angry flat earthers
Chrissy The Conqueror (1 month ago)
Oh boy, good old Wendover videos....
Edit Herman. (1 month ago)
How is that possible, that airplanes are flying without communication over the Atlantic, but NASA can communicate with ISS any time?
CheatyTycoon 2 (1 month ago)
Different type of communication and NASA has access to listening posts all around the globe.
Mystic - Roblox and Fortnite (1 month ago)
The British Airways in B777 that was 5hrs and 16mins was my birthday
Dave Riley (1 month ago)
Nothing to do? Funny, that was never my experience.
Agera R (1 month ago)
Wait how do you know all of this? Do you work for an airport?
jsm666 (1 month ago)
2:02 There are two things to bear in mind here. 1) The speed of sound is 760mph only at sea level in the standard atmosphere (1013hPa/millibars, 15 celsius) and falls with height, and 2) the difference between airspeed and ground speed. The 745mph here is almost certainly ground speed, which is airspeed plus tailwind (or minus headwind). This aircraft was moving at 545mph relative to a corridor of air that was moving at 200mph.
Generic And Unfunny (1 month ago)
Alright dude we get it you have a big brain
Deacon Mercer white (1 month ago)
My aunt works an air traffic controller at gander
Usman Ur Rehman Ahmed (1 month ago)
Ignorance is bliss. The entire Atlantic traversal is done without being in-communication with the ATC or ground at all???
Stephen Cannon (2 months ago)
BTW the points off of Boston are FENWY, LBSTA, CHWDR. Etc..... arrivals and departures are also named after local events or history. Example St. Louis has the Blues departure, DCA has the River Visual from North-South and Mt Vernon arrival from south-North. Pittsburgh, PA has the HEINZ, STLRS waypoints which basically follow up the river from downtown to the airport.
Stephen Cannon (2 months ago)
Once you get to the Ireland Coast you are back in radar coverage for the rest of the way. West Bound tracks are just the opposite and labeled north to South and Alpha- let’s say Hotel (A-H). Also accordingly planned out of the wind which may be difficult to do especially in winter. It is not uncommon to have flights from Europe have to stop in Gander for fuel if winds become above forecast. The preferred fuel stop is Bangor Maine but once the winds were so strong I couldn’t even make Bangor. The joke around the office was my fuel stop needed a fuel stop. It is also possible to be on or slightly under burn. In the case of Europe- East Coast there can be a designated point at which you have a minimum fuel required. You either have it or you don’t most times you do and if you do, proceed on if not then fuel stop somewhere. The other part more technical pet is random routes which is exactly that. Routes that don’t cross the route structure but still keep organized waypoints (Lat/Long) and spacing. Example London -Miami you don’t want to go up way over Greenland if a lower routing will work. The LHR-MIA might exit the Atlantic off the coast of New York or Virginia and follow down the east coast.
sira chaliaokeangkai (2 months ago)
4:16 The name just like commercial thingy
Ramesh Telang (2 months ago)
Excellent presentation. Precise and to the point
justin baas (2 months ago)
Let's see how many there are on here!
Larry Carmody CMD (2 months ago)
I stopped in Saskatoon Canada to get refueled coming from Fairbanks Alaska, took off & climbed to 23k ft picked up the winds behind a cold front going my way SE at over 150kts mph I made it to Detroit city airport 1200kt miles in three hrs flate a 400kt mph ground speed, in a turbo charged, twin engine, TC Baron. Beachcraft. Minneapolis center asked me twice, Say Again Type of Aircraft? At a regular mile, of 460mph ground speed. That's the fasted ground speed I ever had in a, non jet propeller type aircrst
Finnish Wehraboo (2 months ago)
New finland canada huh?
Austin Martín Hernández (2 months ago)
I took a trip from Atlanta to London in 2014 and that was like the exact route that the plane took! I always wondered why! Thanks!
Ken Bellchambers (2 months ago)
Lovely machines, so easy and quick. Only problem is that jet sourced pollution, acid rain, ozone depletion, and excruciating weather events driven by high altitude heat deposition are demolishing the entire biosphere. Happy flying.
Joshua 윤호 Han (2 months ago)
We all know it’s not cubs and bears. It’s the Red Sox and the cheatriots
MrBannnnnny (2 months ago)
6 Super Bowls, and we cheated. Shouldn’t we have stopped winning at deflate gate? Or spy gate?
rush 124 (2 months ago)
Boston's sports teams are not the cubs or bears those are Chicago teams
jean harman (2 months ago)
Rion Alice (2 months ago)
Bro I need an updated video for that pbcs tracks 👊
Firstkillian Lastsmithy (2 months ago)
So informative and well narrated 👍 thanks
Jonty Acklom (2 months ago)
Your admitting the earth is a flat plane as we always knew for 19000 years
YoderAviation (2 months ago)
Gander Radio actually doesn’t say radar services terminated. The pilot or the ATC will actually have to say his or her position, a position report is what it’s called. Everything else was perfect!
DerpyPanda (2 months ago)
2:13 but actually, flying in the 0.8 mach to 1.2 mach area Burns more fuel then below or above that speed
Sonal Saha (2 months ago)
Very interesting.
Sean Hunjan (2 months ago)
For those get it.. “Citation 7768B, 25 Miles from RAFIN. Radar services terminated... Squak VFR” “Squak VF-... Wait WHAT!??”
Richard Murray (2 months ago)
4:10 when did Steve from Blue's Clues start working on air traffic??? Lol
Master David John (2 months ago)
The Earth is Flat
hazwan razukhi (2 months ago)
jet stream..
Lipin Gopi (2 months ago)
The moment you said “Radar Terminated”, my mind went blank for a second. Very good presentation, dude!!
Ron Baruah (2 months ago)
cause you were meant to, one of the baits to keep watching Wendover. In reality we still have all sorts of comms from HF radio to satellite, it is just the radar that is unable to track the planes due to range constrains. We still talk to the centres and give "position reports" at waypoints with current altitude, speed in mach, next waypoint, estimated time and the waypoint after that. It is not lonely and often you would see planes flying nearby with appropriate separation.