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At approx 16.15 today Sunday 5/8/18 FR24 Crashed. On trying to reopen it is not showing any aircraft on the plot. I have had it on line since 08.30 without problems. A good day here in Alicante although a bit warm; 35C.

Any clues as to what has happened?
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    Teabreak
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    Sunday, August 05 2018, 05:49 PM - #Permalink
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    I signed up for a 7 day free trial on Friday. I suspect I might of overused it and they couldn't cope :D
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    Sunday, August 05 2018, 07:30 PM - #Permalink
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    Hi Tony,

    Are you still having problems.
    I've just tried FR24 and all seems fine - if FR24 does go down that is their issue and there's not a lot we can do - usually they get it sorted pretty quickly.

    Cheers
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    Tony15
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    Monday, August 06 2018, 10:57 AM - #Permalink
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    Hi Richard,

    All back to normal at about 18.30.

    Hi Teabreak,

    Nice one ! I often wonder if I will overload the blue plane app by clicking on A/c on the plot and testing to see if I have seen it or whether it needs closer watching. This can sometimes involve up to 10 aircraft simultaneously. This can involve A/c being entered in the log and then having to be deleted if it cannot be physically seen (we often have poor visibility because of heat haze).

    I had a good day Sunday with 14 "cops" before FR24 crashed, there were another 3 that were lost in the crash. Lately, I think I am copping EasyJets faster than they are getting new deliveries (I think I am winning!).

    Don't believe all the weather horror stories from Spain. The very high temperatures reported are from SW Spain and South Portugal which is mainly desert where a lot of "spaghetti Westerns" were filmed. Here on the East coast it has topped out at 35C so far. The end of August is usually the hottest at around 40C.
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    Monday, August 06 2018, 11:55 AM - #Permalink
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    Hi Tony

    Currently 28 in sunny Slough and I'm not liking it one bit. My location is ripe for spotting. Heathrow departures nearly all pass by, and lots of higher stuff en route overhead. Luton and stanstead especially. I get some biz jets going into Northolt as well depending on wind direction.

    Had 3 go arounds in a row on Saturday from Heathrow and they come a lot closer to me. Makes it a bit more interesting.
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    Tony15
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    Monday, August 06 2018, 12:56 PM - #Permalink
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    Hi Teabreak,

    I used to work at Heathrow as a ground engineer for BOAC/BA and lived in Langley. That was long before FR24 or computers were thought of so you had to eyeball everything. It is so easy now ! I well remember when Concord took off, everybody had to stop talking because you couldnĀ“t hear, especially if you were working in the hangars near Hatton Cross.

    Now living in Guardamar del Segura about 20 miles South of Alicante. I can see incoming flights landing at Alicante airport about 15 miles away and loads of overflights. Enjoying retirement in the sun.
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    Monday, August 06 2018, 01:52 PM - #Permalink
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    Small world. Lived in Langley for 20odd years. Nothing's changed, station bridge still floods and gets hit by a lorry at least once a year.
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    Tony15
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    Tuesday, August 07 2018, 11:45 AM - #Permalink
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    Hi Teabreak,

    I used to live in Barton Road and then in Raymond Road. Were you in Langley when the fuel train caught fire?
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    Thursday, August 09 2018, 08:48 AM - #Permalink
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    Hi Guy's!

    I'm a new member just this week..How-ever I was a very active spotter back in the early 60's - 80's with over 11k spot's to my list. At that time there was so many duck tape aircraft flying around many conversion's from the 2nd WW. I recall seeing the first ever Concord flight and sadly the last. Then the bear, 707, 747, now the A380's, B777's and so on. I'm now retired and have so much time to burn so here I go again starting from scratch north of STN Essex my base station as before. Now it's perfect to eyeball the flights from around the World with the PC base'd tech.. Would never had thought this was possible at the start.

    Great to be part of the band.. Best regards! Goose.
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    Tony15
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    Thursday, August 09 2018, 11:44 AM - #Permalink
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    Hi Goose,

    Welcome to the band. We enjoy posts on any (aircraft) subject and you can always get an answer to any query. Richard (No.1 i/c) is very accessible even though he lives in the frozen North (well Manchester anyway!).

    I am sweating in 34C in Spain, cannot do any spotting today because of poor visibility.
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    Goose
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    Thursday, August 09 2018, 05:22 PM - #Permalink
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    Tony15 wrote:

    Hi Goose,

    Welcome to the band. We enjoy posts on any (aircraft) subject and you can always get an answer to any query. Richard (No.1 i/c) is very accessible even though he lives in the frozen North (well Manchester anyway!).

    I am sweating in 34C in Spain, cannot do any spotting today because of poor visibility.


    Hi Tony15

    Thank's for the reply look forwards to getting stuck into this fine hobby again, sadly today's weather is low cloud with rain here in Essex, So it's been very frustrating to see the great number of aircraft passing over on FR24 but not getting to see them.. I'm in a great area north of STN with most traffic passing over on route to there destinations From many Airports World wide. It's a very hot spot for spotting :)

    On another note is there a way I can download my daily logs to use or upload to my other list.
    Thank's in advance!

    Best regards.
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    Thursday, August 09 2018, 05:26 PM - #Permalink
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    Welcome Goose,

    11000 is very impressive. I remember filling in civil aircraft markings way back but never new how many I saw. Wish I still had the old books. I enjoy spotting but it's not so serious as when I was a teenager. Currently fishing the Thames at Windsor and watching heathrow departures. It can be a pleasant life.
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    Thursday, August 09 2018, 06:11 PM - #Permalink
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    Teabreak wrote:

    Welcome Goose,

    11000 is very impressive. I remember filling in civil aircraft markings way back but never new how many I saw. Wish I still had the old books. I enjoy spotting but it's not so serious as when I was a teenager. Currently fishing the Thames at Windsor and watching heathrow departures. It can be a pleasant life.


    Hi Teabreak..

    Like the handle by the way :D Seams you may have the best of two worlds there!! Spotting and Fishing ideal. Dare I agree or say Yes to the good old days. I recall going to the rail station in Bishops Stortford every year to get the new reg; book oh yes and a new pen. Hopping onto the train into Liverpool Street London then ending up at the Queens Terminal LHR spending most of the day there then onto GTW for the rest of the day then after a few hours back to LHR for the overnight stint, that was the time for all the Cargo flight's and it was Fantastic with so many 2nd WW conversions coming in and logging so many parked PAX Aircraft there too!

    Today I'm to old and house bound but hey the old hobby is reborn & now I have more to do ;)

    Best regards.

    Goose.
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    Thursday, August 09 2018, 06:30 PM - #Permalink
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    Ah the queens terminal, what a great place. Amusement arcade and cafe. I was always fascinated but the Aeroflot planes with glass dome noses. Used to cycle up there frequently. My binoculars are the best part of 50 years old now. Got them for xmas when I was 14 or 15.

    Housebound is a bitch, have to care for me dear old mum and she's the same. Crack on with the hobby, you need to get yourself on the leaderboard on the homepage. Currently about 1600 sightings. I'm on about 600.

    P.S the fishings rubbish, might have to put some sightings on the log
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    Goose
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    Thursday, August 09 2018, 06:43 PM - #Permalink
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    Teabreak wrote:

    Ah the queens terminal, what a great place. Amusement arcade and cafe. I was always fascinated but the Aeroflot planes with glass dome noses. Used to cycle up there frequently. My binoculars are the best part of 50 years old now. Got them for xmas when I was 14 or 15.

    Housebound is a bitch, have to care for me dear old mum and she's the same. Crack on with the hobby, you need to get yourself on the leaderboard on the homepage. Currently about 1600 sightings. I'm on about 600.

    P.S the fishings rubbish, might have to put some sightings on the log


    I Wonder if We ever met each other? They were great day's. Yes I recall the Aeroflot's so well.. Seeing them was amazing, As were the Sabina Dc8S, B.E.A's Argosy, B.O.A.C Conn'y
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    Friday, August 10 2018, 04:12 PM - #Permalink
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    Hi Goose,

    You can download your sightings into Excel - if you go to Admin > Full Log and click the Excel icon - top right.
    You will see a file gets downloaded to your computer and you can open it in Excel.

    Rich
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    Goose
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    Friday, August 10 2018, 08:49 PM - #Permalink
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    richard wrote:

    Hi Goose,

    You can download your sightings into Excel - if you go to Admin > Full Log and click the Excel icon - top right.
    You will see a file gets downloaded to your computer and you can open it in Excel.

    Rich


    Hi Rich.

    Thanks for the info re downloads.. That will be very help-full.!

    Best regards.

    Goose.
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    Goose
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    Friday, August 10 2018, 08:57 PM - #Permalink
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    Goose wrote:

    richard wrote:

    Hi Goose,

    You can download your sightings into Excel - if you go to Admin > Full Log and click the Excel icon - top right.
    You will see a file gets downloaded to your computer and you can open it in Excel.

    Rich


    Hi Rich.

    Thanks for the info re downloads.. That will be very help-full.!

    Best regards.

    Goose.


    Hi again. That worked great thank's ! But is there a limit on the number of full log's we can obtain per week or month?
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    Friday, August 10 2018, 09:10 PM - #Permalink
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    Hi Goose

    The way the system works is we have a central database (CDB) holding all the aircraft details (this is always being updated - mainly by Gavin and Paul)
    We also holds your own personal sightings which is what you download into Excel - you can run this as often as you want.

    If you add a sighting and some information is missing (usually C/N) you can go to Aircraft > By Registration and enter the reg - then click on the reg to open the aircraft details held in the CDB where you can update any missing info

    Hope that helps

    Cheers
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    Saturday, August 11 2018, 03:10 PM - #Permalink
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    Hi Goose/teabreak

    Welcome Goose your probably 15 miles from me as the crow flighs. I am under the Lambourne hold.

    Teabreak you probably been on one of my trains!! As I drive trains into Liverpool Street.

    I too remember the queens building having spent many an hour there in the 80s and 90s

    I have about 40k sightings seen but only put a fraction on. I have sighting back to 1982. I should really concentrate on adding my old sightings as I have only gone back to 2010 at the moment.

    Goose you mentioned aeroflot, you cant beat a soviet block aircraft. Pity we dont see many now


    All the best

    Paul
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    Pas1961 wrote:

    Hi Goose/teabreak

    Welcome Goose your probably 15 miles from me as the crow flighs. I am under the Lambourne hold.

    Teabreak you probably been on one of my trains!! As I drive trains into Liverpool Street.

    I too remember the queens building having spent many an hour there in the 80s and 90s

    I have about 40k sightings seen but only put a fraction on. I have sighting back to 1982. I should really concentrate on adding my old sightings as I have only gone back to 2010 at the moment.

    Goose you mentioned aeroflot, you cant beat a soviet block aircraft. Pity we dont see many now


    All the best

    Paul


    Hi Teabreak.

    This world is getting very small.. ..I worked on B.R as a Linesman from Spell-brook To Harlow Mill Block out of the bunk at Saw-bridge-worth I was there for 4 Years.
    But it ended when I was working between the Platforms at Saw-bridge-worth Station.. Looked up when packing the sleeper and There she was. A goods train with-in a few feet just of the crossing on the up line where I was.
    Had to lay flat until she had passed over me between the line's. I quit that same day..:-((

    Safer doing this though :-))
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