Questions tagged [flight-tracking]

Flight Tracking is tracking a plane or flight in real-time. There are multiple techniques to track a flight. Examples of flight trackers are Secondary Surveillance Radar and the popular flightradar24.com site, that uses ADS-B stations to track their planes.

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Are there any publically available recordings of conversations between ATC and pilots?

It can be either audio or transcription. It would be perfect if it also contains aircraft tracks.
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Is there a way to find out which runway is used by which flight on a particular day/date?

For example, i want to know which runway was used by NH 829 that flies from NRT to BOM (Narita-Tokyo to Bombay-Mumbai) For flight tracking, I know and use these websites/apps - FlightAware, ...
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How to find if an aircraft is inside an airspace using latitude and longitude? [closed]

I have the data of latitude and longitude of $n$ points on the boundary of the airspace of a country. I also have the coordinates of the current location of an aircraft. Using this data, how do I find ...
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Where are the planes going that fly west over Niagara Falls at night?

Where are the planes landing that fly over Niagara Falls, New York late at night heading in a western direction? And what altitude are they flying at? Between 10pm and 12am Wondering if they are going ...
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Is there a website that shows past flight tracks of a few days back?

I'm looking for a website, like Flight Radar, that can display the positions of aircraft going back a few days (i.e. not a live map)
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Why doesn't flightradar show many flights going over China?

I use FlightRadar to track some flights. I am surprised to see that there are very few or no flights at all going to air fields of china. Is my observation correct? I really doubt that this is ...
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Why would FlightAware show this meandering flight path?

Today's BA219 from LHR to DEN (2018-03-20) appeared to fly 5 zigzags just before and over the Hudson Bay in Canada at around 18:15z. Prior to that, its flight path matched its planned route very ...
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Why would an airplane fly in parallel, straight, closely spaced lines? [duplicate]

I am not an expert with this kind of stuff and I seek an expert explanation. Is this pattern related to a ground scan?
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When do pilots have to submit position reports?

While over non-radar controlled airspace (e.g. the North Atlantic, the Pacific, or over vast parts of Africa), pilots will submit position reports. Is there a regular time interval in between position ...
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What made the below flight path to have very low speed during the middle of its course [duplicate]

This is an ongoing flight details of my in-laws travelling from Frankfurt to India. I observe the speed of the craft is drastically reduced to 100mph and then picked up normal. Could someone please ...
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Post MH370, are there developments to improve the tracking of airliners? [duplicate]

Post MH370, are there developments to improve the tracking of airliners? Is there any technology being developed that would utilize the smartphones of the passengers? MY question include smartphones ...
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Is there any website which is offering free real time tracking data of flights?

Our customer always demand, and I think there is huge market of, live tracking data. We need to ease either our customers or their relatives that they have reached their destination safely. So as I ...
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How do I track my airplane?

I am a student of a flying school which has 10 Cessna-152's. Since all the aircraft are not equipped with a transponder, there is no way to track them. I am searching for a way to track them like ...
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Is it possible to get a list of flights at a specific geographic location and specific time?

I would like to know if it is possible to achieve a list of flights that flights above range ring (specific geographic location, range distance), for example the list of flights that passed above ...
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Where can I find the flight path data for the Russian spy plane that flew over the US on 9 Aug 2017?

Multiple news outlets are reporting that a Russian spy plane, a Tupolev Tu-154M, flew past various locations in the U.S. Politico is reporting that the plane was seen on a flight-tracking website in ...
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How do military fighter aircraft identify themselves and each other?

I live in an area where there is much NATO military activity. Often there are various fighter aircraft fly-overs. But none of the common websites such as flightradar24, flightaware and ...
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Why might this trans-pacific flight not follow a more direct route?

I notice that this flight from DFW to PVG has a path that’s not a single arc of a great circle. Rather, it looks like it flies to some city in California and then takes a direct route for the ...
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How do services like Flightradar24 and FlightAware track flights?

Do they use the same data sources/aviation services? If so, how do they differ?
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Is there a 3-dimensional airspace viewer?

I am using SkyVector to have an idea of what the airspace looks like in terms of waypoints and airways. I was wandering if anybody knows a website that displays such information but in 3D (or 3D + ...
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How does FlightAware correlate flights to Part 91 flight plan data?

I'm looking at some flights in FlightAware. With the scheduled air carrier flights, their call-sign can be crossreferenced with a flight schedule database to determine the origin and destination. How ...
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What are the recent developments in the satellite-based tracking of aircraft?

I find it pretty unsettling that in 2016 it is still not possible to track transoceanic flights using flightradar24 or ...
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Are the replacement satellites for Iridium going to provide surveillance coverage?

Iridium satellites are to be replaced using SpaceX rockets. Will the new LEO satellites be used for continuous tracking of commercial flights?
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How can I get historic flight data by N-number?

I'd like to get flight data for the last 10-20 years for an aircraft for which I have an N-number. Basic information-locations and times of arrival and departure. Is there a free database which will ...
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Is there a way to see the radar info ATC has?

I want to track GA helicopter traffic coming and going from NYC. I know that most routes the helicopters fly require them to pick up a transponder code from ATC, which means they are in the system. ...
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Is there a site that tracks all flights?

Some of my flights are tracked on sites like Flightradar24 and others are not, regardless of flight plans being opened and closed. It would be nice to go to a website that tracks all flights, so I can ...