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Chris Pile
02-13-2014, 09:39 PM
Someone sent me this cool website that tracks aircraft around the world. Click on any aircraft, and a sidebar will display the planes' origin and destination, the aircraft type, its tail number, latitude and longitude, and more. The little yellow balls are aircraft waiting to take off, or private aircraft in flight.

I live in Wichita, and just noted that the Dreamlifter is coming in from England with some parts after a long flight. The other night after the KU / K-State basketball game in Manhattan - about midnight there were several small planes departing Junction City headed back to Wichita - probably wealthy fans.

During the big snowstorms - there was a distinct lack of flights over the southern states.

You don't have to like airplanes or be a pilot to enjoy this...

http://www.flightradar24.com/36.61,-98.7/5

StudeDave57
02-13-2014, 09:52 PM
FlightAware is also lots of fun.
http://flightaware.com/live/

Right now I have a 'hotlink' set up for LAX, being that I am something like eight or ten blocks away...

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KLAX

It comes in handy- when I hear/see something 'different' I can go there and see what it was. :!:
(within about five minutes- the site runs on a time delay)


StudeDave '57 :cool:

doug
02-13-2014, 11:04 PM
These sites utilize a flight plan filed for the flight and a transponder. If no flight plan is filed, the origin and destination of the aircraft can't be displayed. I use flightaware all the time.

JBOYLE
02-14-2014, 07:58 AM
My sister, who obviously doesn't have much of a life, uses the program to watch her husband's business flights. :)