Re: Star Wars Canyon

Message posted by Joerg (Webmaster) on March 23, 2018 at 11:48:41 PST:

Tune your scanner to 315.90 MHz. Aircraft announce they are entering Star Wars Canyon, usually heading west to east. This is also referred to as the "Jedi Transition", a shortcut between points Charlie and Juliet of a larger pattern.

There is a mountain range to the west blocking line of sight of the approaching aircraft so you don't always hear the radio call. Listen for a sudden increase in engine noise from the west. It seems aircraft light the burners or accelerate when entering the transition near point Charlie.

The attached article has a good map that shows the transition.

Attached link: Is Star Wars Canyon, America’s Plane Spotting Jewel, At Risk Of Overuse?

In Reply to: Re: Star Wars Canyon posted by Wouter Capeplle on March 23, 2018 at 10:36:52 PST:


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