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Flightradar24 is an online flight tracking service providing real time info about aircraft around the world.

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Sudden drop in speed and altitude? [duplicate]

Can someone tell me exactly what happened on this flight? It was a brief moment of sudden drop in altitude (6000 feets) almost at the same time with a drop on engine powers. It's a drop of signal from ...
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Is this route of a airforce jet on flightradar faked?

While looking at the flight routes of Indian airforce jets on flightradar, I have noticed that the trainee jets show a very weird flight pattern. Here's an example, The width of this screenshot is ...
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When does a passenger plane leave the cruising phase?

I have Flightradar24 data here. Which are in the following structure. ...
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Can pilots change the callsign shown on tracking websites mid-flight?

Today I viewed the following flight on FlightRadar24 website. It show a flight with a callsign of 'BLEED' and with the destination missing. Is this a problem with the website or can an aircraft change ...
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What is Squawk on radar tracking websites? [duplicate]

I have been noticing squawk on virtual radar, anyone have any idea what this is?
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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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How can a helicopter show up at 29000ft, 547kts at Flightradar24?

Today I observed a strange flight on Flightradar24, a helicopter departing HAM and traveling at altitudes up to 29000ft and speeds up to 547kts which seems to be way beyond the specifications of a ...
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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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NASA's flying telescope SOFIA — How to find flight plans and real time location?

SOFIA, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy: SOFIA is based on a Boeing 747SP wide-body aircraft that has been modified to include a large door in the aft fuselage that can be ...
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Why does a plane fly like this? [duplicate]

Why does a plane fly like this? https://www.flightradar24.com/LED5/dea0776
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Why is this plane flying a circular track?

Came across this on flighradar24 recently. It shows a jet making a very strange pattern. I would normally expect it to be some sort of aerial survey but seems unlikely in such a large aircraft at such ...
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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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Why don't aircraft fly over Tibet?

If you open www.flightradar24.com or their app, then this is what the scene commonly looks like: As you can see, the South-Central China area is strangely empty and the aircraft look to take a ...
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Why did this aircraft fly in this pattern over Southern Italy?

Why would an aircraft fly in the pattern shown in the image below? The location is Southern Italy.
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What is the best way to retrieve (and transmit) location (GPS) of plane in real time?

What are some of the best ways to retrieve and transmit the location of a plane I am in, real time. To speak in realistic terms, I'm currently training for my private pilot's license and as such am ...
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What are these vehicles with no callsign used for?

I keep seeing these land based vehicles whenever I am looking airports on flightradar24, like in the image below: Why do they come up on the radar? Do they have a transponder? What is the purpose of ...
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What factors besides tail/headwinds cause the time taken to fly some routes to be different from the time it takes to return?

I've observed this on many flight trackers; the time taken to fly from A to B is not necessarily the same as the time taken to fly back from B to A. Why is this so and what external factors besides ...
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Why do helicopter flights not appear in online flight trackers?

Currently in Indianapolis, IN (19 Mar 2015, ~08:00 EDT -4GMT), there is some sort of big kerfuffle downtown, and I can see 3 helicopters hovering over the near west-side of the downtown area. However, ...
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Can anyone find Putins Il-96-300PU july 17 flight map? [closed]

Can anyone find Putin's Il-96-300PU July 17 flight track? Putin's flight path has not been publicized on the internet. The Russian media is claiming that his aircraft would be in danger of being shot ...
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How can I get flight destination from ADS-B?

If I have aircraft details such as the callsign, transponder code, and ads-b info, how can I look up the departure and arrival airdrome? Is there an API to obtain this information in a programmatic ...
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Is this a glitchy ADS-B signal? [duplicate]

I was looking through my virtual radar logs one of the days and found this "glitchy" ADS-B behavior. I am almost 100% sure that this is not due to my antenna or setup since two independent different ...
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Why do aircraft on Flight Radar 24 jump around randomly sometimes?

I use Flight Radar 24 on my iPad to track friends/families flights when they are traveling (not paranoia, just curious). I've noticed that, quite often, their plane will jump from one location to ...
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What was Korean Air 672 doing at the time of Malaysia Air 370's disappearance? [duplicate]

In the first part of this YouTube video, you can see an aircraft supposedly flying 4x faster than the surrounding aircraft, at the time the Malaysian 777 went missing. After replaying this on Flight ...
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I just saw a plane drop off online radar; should I do anything about it?

I was watching Flight Radar 24, positioned near my house, to see what planes I could spot, and noticed a Cessna 550's transponder just dropped off @ 5,325 ft in a high-speed descent! Is there ...