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deadbeat

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Air Travel
« on: September 23, 2012, 12:29:39 PM »

My daughter has just come back from Seattle where she had to go for a meeting, but she flew down to LA and then flew home from there. Always being interested (and worried) when she's away I found a website where you can track the aircraft in real time using devices similar to a ships' AIS.

The site is www.flightradar24.com

If you know the flight number you can highlight the aircraft a panel opens giving a piccy of the aircraft type, its call sign, speed, height, heading, position, altitude etc. Click a button and you can have a picture out of the cockpit window, this is not real time but linked in with Google Earth, but you can follow the aircraft into land. The cockpit view also gives dials showing altitude, speed and heading which is coming direct from the aircraft in real time.

What was a surprise is how many aircraft are in the sky at any one time especially over the US and Europe, worth a look.
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Re: Air Travel
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2012, 03:01:27 PM »

Yep its a good site.

However it only shows stuff with a mode-S transponder. So there will be a fair amount of business jets up there also with only mode-C.

Dan
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Re: Air Travel
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2012, 03:05:17 PM »

Wow!!! When I have time i will be able to get actual visual contact with a plane displayed on my laptop as it passes over my house. Geeky I know, but nevertheless got to do it at least once. {-)
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Re: Air Travel
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2012, 03:10:26 PM »

I use it to identify the noisy stuff coming in to Stansted over our house - normally old 747 cargo planes. BA is the biggest offender at the moment! The free version doesn't give cockpit views etc.

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Re: Air Travel
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2012, 06:01:08 PM »

The free version doesn't give cockpit views etc.

Barrie

It does now... or at least it did this afternoon lol
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Re: Air Travel
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2012, 06:40:28 PM »

then you have miltery traffic.
In the mail a few days ago there was a photo showing all the planes in the air at one on a world map. It was mayhem

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Re: Air Travel
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2012, 09:54:23 PM »

then you have military traffic.
In the mail a few days ago there was a photo showing all the planes in the air at one on a world map. It was mayhem

john

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