Created 2001 June 30, updated 2007 March 7, 2015 November 1


Contrails over Kodiak

Every afternoon up to 20 different high altitude aircraft pass over Kodiak from east to west. I tuned in the Anchorage Center on 132.65 MHz and got the callsigns of some of them then looked a few up on the airline schedules to see who they were and where they came from and where they're going. Here is a sample:

  • Northwest 7 MEM-SEA-NRT-TPE
  • Northwest 25 MSP-LAX-KIX-MNL
  • Northwest 95 MSP-SEA-KIX
  • Air Canada 3007 YYZ-YVR-HKG
  • Air Canada 017 YVR-TPE
  • Air Canada 891 YVR-KIX
  • Air Canada 3009 YVR-NGO
  • Air Canada 899 YVR-ICN
  • Air Canada 003 YVR-NRT
  • United 807 LAX-SFO-ICN-NRT
  • United 875 LGA-DEN-SEA-NRT-BKK
  • United 809 JFK-SFO-KIX
  • United 837 EWR-SFO-NRT
  • American 61 AUS-DFW-NRT
  • American 27 MIA-SEA-NRT
  • American 157 LGA-DFW-NRT
  • American 151 JFK-SJC-TPE
  • Delta 33 CVG-LAX-NGO
  • Korean Air 216
Airport designators:
AUS = Austin
ADQ = Kodiak
BKK = Bangkok
CVG = Cincinati
DEN = Denver
DFW = Dallas - Ft. Worth
EWR = Newark
HKG = Hong Kong
ICN = Inchon, Seoul
KIX = Osaka
LAX = Los Angeles
LGA = New York, La Guardia
MEM = Memphis
MIA = Miami
MNL = Manila, Ninoy Aquino Intl
MSP = Minneapolis St Paul
NGO = Nagoya, Komaki, Japan
NRT = Tokyo, Narita
SEA = Seattle
SFO = San Francisco
SJC = San Jose, California
TPE = Taipei, Taiwan
YVR = Vancouver
YYZ = Toronto Pearson

Northwest's web site lets you click on the airport designator and get a drawing of the terminal with gates identified.

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