Trajectory forecast vs track flown: a new data point

I’m always interested in comparing forecast trajectories versus tracks flown – I posted some data points here.

Thanks to Kolja Packard’s excellent field report (in german and english) we have a new one – the first image in Kolja’s report shows their trajectory forecast done 22 hours before takeoff, and looking out 80 hours. This was their forecast:

now compare that to the actual tracks flown as recorded on the Gordon Bennet Cup website:

See also the live tracking replay view.

The match is pretty phenomenal!

Author: mhaberler

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