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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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Pep Outdoors (1 day ago)
BA flight 114 flew regular airspeed, however they had significant speed relative to the ground. Through the air they were going 545, so no danger of breaking the sound barrier. However, their speed relative to the ground was 745 mph. His statement about the sound barrier was misleading.
Crank Lab Explosion - lab central (1 day ago)
4:11 Steve took a new job when Blue died
GuitarDudeBoii (1 day ago)
I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would
David Musser (1 day ago)
Keep lying. You're going down with the deep state. NASA big deep State player major black hat. Here comes the pain. Q sent me.
Toby (2 days ago)
Phillip Latifundist (2 days ago)
Going against earth rotation ?
vikram lakshminarayanan (4 days ago)
That was super informative. The most useful 5 mins I’ve spent browsing the internet. Thanks very much.
Jimmy Lopez (5 days ago)
The Cubs and bears? Those aren't Boston's sport teams.
Pyrus (6 days ago)
Dallas has waypoint ANIME, just thought I’d let you know
Toasty_42069 (6 days ago)
Dominick (7 days ago)
Wait Boston has two waypoints named after their teams the Cubs and Bears! The Fuk?
mushroomng (7 days ago)
fun facts.. there are more airplane in the ocean than submarine in the sky.
Truthfears Guilty (7 days ago)
nice. thank you.
Jesse Burke (7 days ago)
In the SF bay area there's "GRTFL" "DEDHD" "KRLOS" "SNTNA" and "UTOOB" "NTELL" in silicon valley.The departure/approach procedures can have some pretty fun names, too. Near SMF we have "DUDES" ...basically they went full-California...
Mia Lynn (9 days ago)
You have to learn how to pronounce ROUTE. lol
Mariah :PP (10 days ago)
4:18 i live in kansas city! 😂
Mariah :PP (10 days ago)
0:39 why cant they fly the opposite direction is my question, it would be faster?
goose gatherer (10 days ago)
Just another video with FAKE content....so here is the video makers opportunity to prove he/ she is not just another FAKER......please post JUST ONE piece of proof of your imaginary never seen , never found, never photographed ficticious spinning ball earth...(CGI is not allowed as CGI is made by man to fool other men that imaginary objects could exist if any proof of them actually existed)...hurry back FAKER.... and PLEASE....no dumbass shill replies stating idiotic bull shit like "goose gatherer you’ll obviously just dismiss it as CGI, there’s no point"....because ANY child can differrentiate between CGI and REAL photography....POST IT FOOL IF YOU DARE.....and I will delayer it for you DIPSTICK
Leon 9028292 (10 days ago)
I was once on a flight from Heathrow to JFK and from my seat I could see 3 planes right next to us .
Collin (12 days ago)
The curved line the airplanes fly is not because the earth is flat, but because of the fact that they need to be at any time no further than 2 hours from an airport. It is the rules, in case something happens with the airplanes in the air, they should have an airport close, anywhere in the world.
Xeper-I-Set (6 days ago)
You should probably watch the video again because there was a major piece of information you obviously missed
SageOfThunder (13 days ago)
I can see Steve from blues clues is doing well @ 4:13
I come Like A 1000 Doves (16 days ago)
Blues clues.
Nicolò Scudeler (19 days ago)
Wow super interesting video !!
Mirage Uchiha (19 days ago)
4:12 - Ahh, so that's where Steve went.
Owen Carl (20 days ago)
The north Atlantic jet stream produces westerly winds no easterly
Roger Lund (20 days ago)
Also it's important to note to that kerosene is a much less refined fuel then gasoline. I'm not saying it's cheaper because of that but when it's processed at the refinery it comes off well before the gasoline comes out of the fracking Towers. There are several different types of jet fuel but the most common one is jet a. The military uses jp4 and jp-5
Roger Lund (20 days ago)
Hold up just a minute. Pilot checking in here. Ground speed and AirSpeed are two completely different things. The speed you're moving across the ground is a different correlation with how fast you're moving through the air. Airplanes travel around 500 miles an hour. The wind behind you is moving 200 miles an hour which equals 700 miles per hour. The same way in reverse if you're flying 500 miles an hour and have a 200 mile an hour headwind your ground speed is 300 miles per hour. The video is very misleading.
Shadowman 113 (20 days ago)
Lol the boston cubs and new england bears look really good this year
rosser man (21 days ago)
Very good.
Ian Taylor (22 days ago)
That’s really interesting! Cheers
executivesteps (22 days ago)
Winds that travel from west to east are called Westerlies.
Nivedita Muthumani (23 days ago)
There was this plane in 2019 that went over the sound barrier because of the jet stream.
Jon B (23 days ago)
The Cubs and Bears aren't Boston sports teams???
Trevor Philips (23 days ago)
5:28 creepiest part of the video
Cosmic Potato (24 days ago)
“Hello, I’d like to use waypoint WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE please, thank you.”
Shimu Akter (24 days ago)
Radar Service Terminated Have A Good Is scary Because of the music
FSX737Pilot X (25 days ago)
Boston Cubs huh? That's new!
Blame Yourself (25 days ago)
To all Flat-eathers. Take a compass and navigate 090 for 6 hours and see if you end up at your destination. When not, then it's probably because Earth is a globe.
Diego Fernandez (26 days ago)
My dad is a retired 777 pilot. This video reminded me the many times I sat with him during the radio exit and began the crossing.
MayweatherTop1 (27 days ago)
Boston has sports teams named cubbs and bears?
Jack Holmes (27 days ago)
The pat when he says 'you are all on your own' is false. You have to give position reports every 10 degrees of distance you travel around the globe to make sure you are not too close to other aircraft. To add to that, an aircraft is fitted with a SELCAL receiver which is a 4 letter/number code that Gander and Shanwick use to keep comms and track each specific flight.
Soviet_Salsa (27 days ago)
4:34 also near Orlando international there are waypoints named hakuna and matata
Mark Sanchez (27 days ago)
What no satellite over the ocean??????
Batman5 (1 month ago)
The other day a Norwegian 787 Flew Over 800 miles an hour!
Jack Holmes (27 days ago)
Its was VS but whatever lol
bumfola (1 month ago)
Why does he keep saying rout, instead of route?? doesn't he know the difference?
dpetngl (1 month ago)
What Boston teams are the Cubs and Bears?
Kmaster Gaming (1 month ago)
4:14 dude looking like he from blues clues
Matthew Reiser (1 month ago)
Tough to listen to narrator? Because every statement? Is a question?
David (1 month ago)
Bears and cubs are Chicago’s sports teams, not Boston’s.
Evan Simmons (1 month ago)
If u watch it on desktop he explained this
Richard Spacer (1 month ago)
Can the planes talk to Gander or Shannon with HF, or is that middle oceanic a no talk place?
MrPeerum (1 month ago)
wath a polusion in liters in 24 hours.and whe need air te live?witch air?????????????? holy moly fucking shitt!!!!!!!!!
Crazy Coders (1 month ago)
You said Newfoundland wrong
H-Town Finest (1 month ago)
Very interesting. Only question is why did you say “Boston has 2 wave points named after their sport teams Kubbs and bears”. These are Chicago teams. Not Boston
ricerhonda honda (1 month ago)
4:09 holy shit its fucking blues clues
Mr. Cringe 2 (1 month ago)
Youtube employee: "Whiskey!? DEMONETIZED!!!"
derek universal (1 month ago)
The cubs and bears are Chicago
Ninja Please (1 month ago)
That shit blew my mind. I didn’t realize jet fuel is so much cheaper than gasoline.
JK talkies (1 month ago)
in the centre road no petrol means what I do
Luke Daniell (1 month ago)
The Boston BEARS and KUBBS lol
Chuck Borns81 (1 month ago)
1:12 wait,aren't those winds from the jet stream westerly.
trumanhw (1 month ago)
*A GROUND SPEED of 745mph* _maybe_ but I doubt the % mach changes: _Whether with, against nor the speed of the jet stream_
bandito dorito (1 month ago)
DELIBRIUM (1 month ago)
so you could say they take a gander at air traffic routes
Kento Sento (1 month ago)
3:23 - Words from the phonetic alphabet!
United Fan (1 month ago)
„Radar services terminated“ Dang that reminds me of X-Plane when I don’t cooperate with ATC and fly into the tower a couple of times
Cihat Y. (1 month ago)
the waypoints read in New York State as ○BUSH ○DIDD ○NEIN ○ELVN
Xeroph Sunex (1 month ago)
Paula Zemeckis (1 month ago)
l haven't read the comments yet but don't they gave to track where a land mass is 2 hours or less ( formerly 1 hour)? and also don't satellites track planes? and when flying in the jet stream what happens when the velocity exceeds the manufacturer recommended max speed?
Quiet Corner (1 month ago)
Wait, Kubbs (Cubs) & Bears are Chicago's teams not Boston's.
davidsreload davidsreload (1 month ago)
wow !
SlvrWlf88 (1 month ago)
People still think the earth is flat? Tell them to get off the coke....
Schpankme Verimuch (1 month ago)
*WHO INVENTED THE SPACE ENTERPRISE?* 1543 - Jesuits publish book tilted, "On the Revolutions of the *Heavenly Spheres"* 1560 - Jesuits begin converting China to Heliocentricism 1572 - Jesuits recommend reforming the calendar based on Heliocentricism 1582 - Jesuits reform the calendar using Heliocentricism (Gregorian calendar) 1601 - Telescope invented 1611 - Jesuits claim stars and wondering stars are spinning, orbiting, *"Heavenly Spheres"* 1651 - Jesuits map Moon inventing impact craters, mountains, etc (Selenography) 1809 - Jesuits invent Theory for Transmutation of Species (now called Theory of Evolution) 1931 - Jesuits invent Theory of Big Bang, another ejaculation into the virgin source As shown, the Holy Roman Empire instituted Heliocentricism, as the next centuries ticked by these science fiction stories began entering the major Universities (all faith based); from this point on the people were taught to replace Faith (pretend) with Theory (pretend). i58 . servimg . com/u/f58/19/39/28/69/blue_m11 . jpg (remove spaces) *Question: What year did Religion (faith) allow Science (theory) to take over the Space ENTERPRISE?*
Unk Low (1 month ago)
Hats off to all pilots & air traffic controllers. Forgive us for always crying about an hour delay.
KharacterTheGuru (1 month ago)
4:10 so this is what the guy from blues clues has been up to?
vishdroidrc (1 month ago)
665 flatearthers disliked the video !
DaNuke 26rblx (1 month ago)
OoO oOo
Andrew (1 month ago)
Awesome vid, as usual, but I just can't fathom people pronouncing route as "rout", it's way too off-putting.
Pritesh Barsikar (1 month ago)
Pathetic Naming Systems...Now what do they are going to name Coke or Diet Coke??? Culture and Rich Heritage Describes Country Naming System which some big nations don't have.
Terry Ballard (1 month ago)
Surely the jet stream is a westerly. Isn't it named after where it comes from not where its going to?
John (1 month ago)
Wow I actually understood this
Roger Waters (1 month ago)
retard is a bot
Jerry V (1 month ago)
Cubs and Bears dont play in Boston :-)))
il6yr8 (1 month ago)
After checking the day’s routes over the mid Atlantic; the pilot goes “what the fuck am I reading?!?! 😆😆
Boba_on _a_Cobra (1 month ago)
Who’s ready to see some toxic comments
Hey_ Joe (1 month ago)
$1.89 a gallon ? Damn, apparently I need to sell the Chrysler and find a used jet to drive to work.
Sam Plautz (1 month ago)
You mean Chicago for cubs and bears?
Teslandia A. (1 month ago)
Can u just imagine when the Americans put down the planes in 911 all the pilots that did not know the plot went crazy up in the air seeing where they were going to route there planes too , thats some scary shit and passengers in the air not knowing what was going on in America. 😞
clort123 (1 month ago)
The cubs and bears are from Chicago
IProffesserRocky RBLX (1 month ago)
Bruhh the "Radar services terminated. Have a good night" made me cant breath
Spencer McCormick (1 month ago)
The Jet Stream has westerly winds because the way you depict wind direction is by stating where the wind is coming from, not blowing toward
Picka Name (1 month ago)
Nice video 👍🏻
Franco Eric Amurao (1 month ago)
Wow, I enjoyed and learned a lot from this video. Thanks.
Brown JEEZUS (1 month ago)
'Now this is the technical part' *starts music* :|
parteibonza (1 month ago)
at least its not the happy warbly music like in old early 60's documentaries.
ceilinggod (2 months ago)
Just in case you aren't paying attention ... He just told all of you that ... THE EARTH IS FLAT !!!
Caleb Hess (2 months ago)
Those are west winds not east
jr132 (2 months ago)
Boston teams are cubs and bears? Come to Chicago buddy
Want2Race (2 months ago)
Sports teams in Chicago are Cubs and bears. Also, 745 mph over the ground, no where close to the speed of sound with respect to the planes airspeed which is 745 minus the jet stream speed - closer to 600mph.
Helle Lucy Thorning (2 months ago)
What happens in a case of emergence landing in the middle of the Atlantic ocean? Does the captain try to reach Iceland or Greenland?
Tokemonsta & co. (2 months ago)
LMFAO... curved.. xDDDDDDDDDDD wake up sheeple. ): truly saddening.. oh well
Steve Townshend (2 months ago)
I love your videos. But I have to correct one error in this video. I’m a 747 Pilot for Cathay Pacific, so know a little about this topic. You said that due to a strong jet steam a plane got very close to the speed of sound. That’s not correct. An aircrafts “Ground Speed” has no bearing on their Mach number (Mach number is their percentage of the speed-of-sound they are flying). Only “airspeed” matters, and wind (jet steam) won’t affect an aircrafts airspeed. We fly at Mach 0.84 (or 84% of the speed of sound). Sometimes our ground speed is 450 knots, other times it’s 650 knots. But how close we are to the speed of sound has nothing to do with how fast we fly over the ground. Only how fast we’re flying through the air. Anyway, I couldn’t let that one slide, I had to say something. Otherwise, keep up the amazing videos! I’ve learned so much from watching them all! Cheers!