Being a fan of Planefinder.net I decided to follow their American Airlines flight from Heathrow. I saw it take off and gain height over the Midlands. By the time it was over the Peak District it looked to be heading straight for Settle. Sure enough:
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We did wave from the top of the water tower but there was some cloud cover and we did not see the plane. But we heard it.
Transatlantic flight paths from Heathrow often come our way but this morning's AA99 scored just about a direct hit. Lorna knew I would be following it. Probably a coincidence but I wouldn't have put it past her to mention it.