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Zulu time / Planes on departure

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Hi, I have two questions:

ZULU TIME:

I understood that in the flight plan I have to enter ZULU time. 

That means that currently if it is 3PM in Paris for example I have to enter 1PM (2 hours back)

AND if I make a flight in Asia Kuala Lumpur for example I also enter 1PM (although the real time at this stage would be something like 9PM. Is this correct?

PLANES ON DEPARTURE:

Is it possible to know how many planes are present on an airport, via the radars like vatview I can see the planes flying but not how many planes are actually in an airport. Is this possible to know?

Thanks a lot!!

 

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35 minutes ago, Marc Sieffert said:

Hi, I have two questions:

ZULU TIME:

I understood that in the flight plan I have to enter ZULU time. 

That means that currently if it is 3PM in Paris for example I have to enter 1PM (2 hours back)

AND if I make a flight in Asia Kuala Lumpur for example I also enter 1PM (although the real time at this stage would be something like 9PM. Is this correct?

That is correct.

35 minutes ago, Marc Sieffert said:

 

PLANES ON DEPARTURE:

Is it possible to know how many planes are present on an airport, via the radars like vatview I can see the planes flying but not how many planes are actually in an airport. Is this possible to know?

Thanks a lot!!

If you have VATSpy, right click on the relevant airport then click on 'ICAO Details' (where ICAO is the code for the relevant airport).   You will see a list of Departures and Arrivals.   For aircraft that are on the ground, they will show as "Departing" or "Arrived".   Anything with a time is airborne in either direction.

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Trevor Hannant

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Just to give an example of the above - if you look at the departure column, RJA611 and UKV2579 are both on the ground at OMDB preparing to depart.   

UAE228 has arrived from PANC and is either taxying to stand or is now on stand.    CSN3001 is on the ground at ZGGG waiting to depart to OMDB.

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Trevor Hannant

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A quick correction on the Zulu (UTC) times. Always use the 24-hour clock. So in your example if it is 3PM in Paris you have to enter 1300z. I find this website useful for date/time calculations: 

http://www.timeanddate.com

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Tomas Hansson

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