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Old 24th April 2010, 12:50
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FLIGHTRADAR24........watch your flight arrive

Now the aircraft are back in the sky.........use this site to keep track on them.

Handy if you have a flight to meet................

http://www.flightradar24.com/
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Old 24th April 2010, 16:13
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"Track a flight" also........
Lot's of fun for my kids to "see" where Dad is!!!
I was up in Mexicali on the border for the last three days, got back last night at 0100!
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Old 24th April 2010, 17:00
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"I was up in Mexicali on the border "

I remember the song that was written about you.


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Old 24th April 2010, 17:16
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Another good site for this sort of thing is www.localizatodo.com/mapa/ which covers Spain and does shipping as well as aircraft also www.radarvirtuel.com/ although this last one is a bit sluggish so recomend using Google Chrome for this site as IE8 tends to struggle a bit because of the large amount of data.

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Old 24th April 2010, 17:33
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Another is flight tracker from runway to runway.
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Old 24th April 2010, 21:11
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Been using flightradar24 the past few days. Its really good. AIS on one desk, flight radar on the other.....
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Old 24th April 2010, 22:01
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just hope they dont meet
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I could spend all day watching this as I can see most contrails passing AMS from my computer chair.
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Old 14th August 2012, 11:37
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A new facility on .............

http://www.flightradar24.com/

Select an aircraft............press "Aircraft view(beta)"...........view the aircraft as it passes over the ground.

Click on the video presentation for N.S.E.W. views............

I just "watched" an aircraft lining up for Gatwick from Kiev (below) over the English coast.

Very addictive..............
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Many thanks for these links. Cornish skies often filled with vapour trails and I always wonder where they've been and going, these sites have sorted it.
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Old 1st September 2012, 09:46
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See if your relief has been delayed - considering it's a free program the amount of aircraft info' is amazing - a huge ATC network must input for it to work so well. A good link, thanks.


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Old 1st September 2012, 10:26
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Very welcome chaps.

Another warning may be appropriate ref the "addiction" level..............
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See if your relief has been delayed - considering it's a free program the amount of aircraft info' is amazing - a huge ATC network must input for it to work so well. A good link, thanks.


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FlightRadar works by having lots of receivers around the world picking up information from aircraft called ADS-B, the receivers then feed their local information on to the web for FlightRadar to use.

You could own a ADS-B receiver and feed your local flight info to the web if you had the yen to do so

P.S. The flights you watch on line are delayed a bit so if you're watching an aircraft lined up for landing in actuality it may have already landed.

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You're right about the addiction level ..... !!
And the cockpit view facility via Google Earth is ... gawd elp me ... compulsive viewing.

I need to get out more.
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Old 1st September 2012, 20:30
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The visual detail level when flying over cities is quite amazing............

Allow lots of time when trying this site............
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Old 2nd September 2012, 15:24
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I think this site should carry a health warning. Let me explain, today, I sat in a virtual seat on EasyJet flight EZY42AK flying from Bristol to Edinburgh, up the spine of Wales, then across and up the spine over England. Then, prior to landing, I got stacked over Peebles ...


F***ing Peebles ... !!!


The pub was open, I could have been there. The roads were clear (the tourists have gone), I could have been burning tarmac on an 1100cc Suzuki, but instead ... instead ... I was stacked over effing Peebles ....


I think I've turned into a saddoe ....
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Old 2nd September 2012, 15:54
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Wots wrong with Peebles????
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Old 2nd September 2012, 16:00
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NO ... that's not the question .... (I'm sure they've got pubs in Peebles) ... the question is ... why am I flying 11000 feet over effing Peebles when I could be pulling a ton on the A39 ?? ... or bottoming a cold pint of Guinness ?

(That isn't to say I'm thinking of doing the Bristol - Dublin flight .... aaaaaarrrrgggghhhh !!!!)
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Old 2nd September 2012, 18:00
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Try landing over Rio or Lisbon,Bob..............

and these little chaps can be seen daily supplying the PAX from the intercontinental aircraft on Mahe to the outlying islands.............

http://www.maldivianairtaxi.com/beta/

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Just checked it out after using Flight Aware for the past six years and must say its a bit Mikey Mouse in comparison. It only works for A/C using the AFD-B transponder and relies on a chain of flight spotters hosting a ground receiver while Flight Aware uses actual ATC movements in real time. I compared one particular flight on both programs and the Flightradar track was about 20 minutes behind the actual position shown on Flt Aware and confirmed by position reporting from the cockpit to ATC on my scanner.

For those interested you can get a load of airport ATC transmissions
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http://www.liveatc.net/feedindex.php?type=all

however European ATC's are limited because apparently it is illegal for you law abiding taxpaying EU citizens to listen into the air waves. Probably because the powers that be in Whitehall and Brussels haven't yet found a way to tax you for the privilege.
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I use this regularly and also the Flightdiary function which can post to Facebook and keeps my family and friends updated with my travel. It also maintains a log of distance and time in the air. This year so far:
175,810 km
265 hrs 39 mins
22.2 tonnes of CO2.

Off to Korea again at the weekend
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I checked the Flight Aware tracker also and strangely had the opposite results. The Flightaware website (and I'm doing all of this via the web site, not with direct feeds) is .. well .. not very well laid out for me, they've gone for the try and get everything into one scenario with ladder menus and rather poor mapping and running the two side by side, it was always behind the flightradar site. However I did notice that the cockpit view on flightradar runs considerably behind the main site, but hell .... for free ... !!! who's complaining ?
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Old 4th September 2012, 20:27
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Lots of these guys around too.................

http://www.flyingdoctor.net/
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Put the flightradar24 site to the test tonight. Fortunately North Cornwall is a good place to do this. Picked an Aer Lingus flight that I knew I could see from the back garden (we are finally having some good weather !!!). No other flights nearby. Ran the site in Google Chrome and large scale map then went out and waited until the plane was exactly due East of me, then ran back in and checked the position on the display. I would have to say it was within 2 minutes, in fact a fair bit less than 2 minutes. Quite impressive. The cockpit view was a minute or so behind the map view.

Maybe I'll weaken and get a receiver, then again, maybe I'll buy some new silencers for the bike ...
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Old 6th September 2012, 16:36
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My daughter flew to Corfu earlier this week and I enjoyed watching her flight all the way (live with no delays ) !

However I got in a bit of a panic when her flight apparently landed about 2 - 3 miles to the left of the runway after flying straight through 2 mountains !!!
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