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track plane from address maning

Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:18 pm

Hi All,

I am trying to parse address like thess ... /CYYZ/CYZR

and want to understand what 2255Z means. I got that CYYZ and CYZR are departure and destination in the ICAO format, 20170911 is date.

I believe this is not random value. Can you please help?

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Re: track plane from address maning

Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:28 pm

It's the scheduled departure time in zulu time (UTC). 2255Z would be 1855 EDT.
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Re: track plane from address maning

Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:46 pm

To expand, in general terms in aviation all times (meteorology, flight plan, ATC...) are in UTC, apart from times that passengers see and hear (information screens, tickets...).
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