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This is kind of fun!

 

Every day we see planes, sometimes very high, with or without con-trails. Have you ever wondered what plane is flying overhead and where it is going?  Airbus A320, 330, Boeing 727, 747 or some other manufacturer. What altitude, what speed, what airline?

 

Now you can see all this information instantly. You can watch the plane whose vapor trail you can see over head move across the land and see what the plane is flying over. It is fascinating to see how many aircraft are flying in your area. I can now see why an air traffic controller is one very, very busy person.

 

A note to help you get more out of your visit to the site. This shows all the aircraft in the air right now. In the left hand column, there is a box called "planes". The number in the box is the number of aircraft airborne. This view is what the various airport air traffic management people see for planning purposes.

 

Some additional tricks: Drag the map to take you to the area you want to view. To view your region or town, you can zoom in by  tapping with your mouse. When you double click on a airplane, the left screen will show all the related information - airline, plane type, air speed, altitude in real time that is re-calculated every 10 seconds. On some, you can also click on view from the cockpit. A few planes will show as 'blocked", and these are likely military aircraft.

 

IT WORKS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD

 

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Dont worry if the plane you are tracking seems to vanish mid flight. Its unlikely that its gone down but more likely it is over a sensitive area and is blocked from being tracked while in that area. :lol:

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When I click on the link I posted, it shows the airspace around Southern California, where I live. I'm wondering if it gathers the information about where you are located through your Internet connection and always shows the flights in that location? Does it do the same for you? Does the link take you to your location? 

 

I think may have copied the link to the location where I live?

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Viewing the Cockpit View I noticed that it cut off just short of the runway in landing. Have you had a different experience?

 

Totally Cherry !

 

Yes, it just goes so far and then I get the message "Airplane has landed"

 

I believe the cockpit view is a Google Earth simulation. 

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I had no idea there were so many airplanes in the sky at once. Makes me even more scared of flying. I am so surprised that there aren't more collisions in the air. It's an awesome sight(site) very mesmerizing to click on the different planes and see where they are from and where they are going. Thanks Musky for sharing. 

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When I click on the link I posted, it shows the airspace around Southern California, where I live. I'm wondering if it gathers the information about where you are located through your Internet connection and always shows the flights in that location? Does it do the same for you? Does the link take you to your location? 

 

I think may have copied the link to the location where I live?

It starts out in Southern Calif. but then I go to North America and then click on Oklahoma and it will show my area. Really cool site. 

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It starts out in Southern Calif. but then I go to North America and then click on Oklahoma and it will show my area. Really cool site. 

Thanks! I must have posted the link with my location, I will try to edit it with a link to the "home" page if I can find it. 

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Using your mouse wheel to decrease the size of the map, it doesn't take but seconds to get any where in the world

That is true, I will leave it alone. I wanted to make it as easy as I could for the friends on here from around the world. But, as you say, it is easy enough to change locations. 

 

They have apps available for most all platforms. The one for Android is $2.99

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The "cockpit view" is amazing!

This is what I want. I see these jets, and wonder what is going on with them, right now. We have had planes in the river gorge here. One time, I was at the one and only stop sign, and actually ducked, the plane was so low. Ones have seen them formation flying. I hear-tell where we live is comparable to Afghanistan. Could be a clue.

But, they are probably military. Then, there are the fire spotter planes, and the helicopters. Now, we are rumored to have the national guard coming in with four helicopters this year, to meet and greet the pot growers.

But, this app should be fun! Thanks a lot.

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When I click on the link I posted, it shows the airspace around Southern California, where I live. I'm wondering if it gathers the information about where you are located through your Internet connection and always shows the flights in that location? Does it do the same for you? Does the link take you to your location? 

 

I think may have copied the link to the location where I live?

I had to enter where I live. I just heard a plan. Pulled up app. Coming from Cresent City, going where? A mystery. Yes, this is way cool. Thanks!

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This is kind of fun!

 

Every day we see planes, sometimes very high, with or without con-trails. Have you ever wondered what plane is flying overhead and where it is going?  Airbus A320, 330, Boeing 727, 747 or some other manufacturer. What altitude, what speed, what airline?

 

Now you can see all this information instantly. You can watch the plane whose vapor trail you can see over head move across the land and see what the plane is flying over. It is fascinating to see how many aircraft are flying in your area. I can now see why an air traffic controller is one very, very busy person.

 

A note to help you get more out of your visit to the site. This shows all the aircraft in the air right now. In the left hand column, there is a box called "planes". The number in the box is the number of aircraft airborne. This view is what the various airport air traffic management people see for planning purposes.

 

Some additional tricks: Drag the map to take you to the area you want to view. To view your region or town, you can zoom in by  tapping with your mouse. When you double click on a airplane, the left screen will show all the related information - airline, plane type, air speed, altitude in real time that is re-calculated every 10 seconds. On some, you can also click on view from the cockpit. A few planes will show as 'blocked", and these are likely military aircraft.

 

IT WORKS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD

 

 

Hey, you hit on my weakness! I love planes! I've already bookmarked it.

 

The "cockpit view" is amazing!

 

Am I lost in all the planes I can't see it? How do you get this "cockpit view?" I don't see it. (Or, do I need Windows 9 to see that?)

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Hey, you hit on my weakness! I love planes! I've already bookmarked it.

 

 

Am I lost in all the planes I can't see it? How do you get this "cockpit view?" I don't see it. (Or, do I need Windows 9 to see that?)

 

Click on a plane first.

 

When window pops up on the left side, CLICK on 3D. 

 

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My husband would love this.  He has worked on planes for 25 yrs and can look up in the sky and tell you what kind of plane is flying, drives me absolutely insane.  He will just point and say "that's a boeing 777" or whatever.  

 

I'll have to show this to him.  He can add it to his collection of other flight stuff.

 

Thanks for sharing.

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I've had a little time o play with this site today. I found that while in "cockpit view" it is best to turn the "bubbles" switch off. That way you don't get those black boxes with other nearby planes information blocking your view. I also like ti have the "airplane" switch turned on. I seem to get a clearer picture when the "plane" that you are following is displayed. It also shows the flight right up to the point of landing that way. But, not the actual landing, but pretty close. This is very addicting! :)

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Click on a plane first.

 

When window pops up on the left side, CLICK on 3D. 

 

Hey, that's neat! Thanks for the help. However, it sits there for about a minute or so saying "Loading coordinates" before it actually starts moving. And then I constantly get some error messages about a script stopped running, whatever that means. It eventually gets going though.

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I've had a little time o play with this site today. I found that while in "cockpit view" it is best to turn the "bubbles" switch off. That way you don't get those black boxes with other nearby planes information blocking your view. I also like ti have the "airplane" switch turned on. I seem to get a clearer picture when the "plane" that you are following is displayed. It also shows the flight right up to the point of landing that way. But, not the actual landing, but pretty close. This is very addicting! :)

 

I was wondering what those switches were too. Thanks for the explanation. It's not very accurate when the plane is landing though; mine just about landed in a very populated area of the city about half a mile from the runway.

As far as the "airplane" switch is concerned, it displays a plane right in front of me about 50 feet away! But there was no other plane on the map. :S

It's pretty cool though. You definitely hit on my weakness; I adore planes. Do you suppose it would stumble anybody if I said I fly Flight Simulator at my age?

You're right. Very addictive. But thanks anyway. (tu)

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