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Old 11th Mar 2019, 00:33
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Airbubba
 
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Originally Posted by CONSO View Post
Doesn't that mean the crew (777) was still on ground taxiway ?
Yep, the holding point is on the ground just short of the runway. You would normally have tower frequency tuned waiting for your instructions to taxi onto the runway for takeoff.

Depending on terrain, receiver coverage and other factors sometimes you can see aircraft on the ground with FR24, sometimes you can't. And, even if you don't see the plane on the ground, you will normally see it when airborne after takeoff.

At ADD the ground coverage seems to be intermittent but I don't see a 777 within the minutes after the ET302 departure at about 0537Z.

Here is ET302 turning onto the runway:




The next departure I see about five minutes later is a B-788:


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