Near miss over Atlantic

I think not
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Think again when flying.
When transatlantic flights pass over Gander NL on their way to Europe, they are given a specific route / direction / elevation / speed to fly...and the same leaving Shannon on the way west.

This is because, while crossing the Atlantic, they are out of radar range, and are expected to go where they are told....interesting concept, to realize they are all out there, and everyone assumes each plane is doing what it's supposed to.

Out here in the east, we are under the great circle route, so almost all of the flights from Toronto/NewYork/Boston/Washington/etc that are heading to Europe go overhead. Mid evening to late night, it's a very busy time.....

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