Questions tagged [online-tracking]

online-tracking refers to visually displaying the position of aircraft on a map in order to track the movement over time. The question is aimed at seeking information about how aircraft are tracked, how the data is processed or how it is displayed.

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Why is this plane circling around the Lucknow airport every day?

Saw this plane circling around Lucknow airport (LKO). This is happening every day. Any idea what is happening?
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How can I use an ADS-B receiver to make my aircraft visible in Flightradar24?

I recently bought a SENTRY ADS-B receiver for the aircraft in order to track the flight. How could I make Flightradar24 or Flightaware show my aircraft and how to register my aircraft on the website?
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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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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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How to extract the interrogator ID from a DF11 message?

I've written a class which decodes raw Mode S messages. Whilst browsing the ICAO specs the other day I noticed that the Interrogator ID is sent back in the DF11 message. I thought that it would be a ...
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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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What's the benefit of this long flight (apart from marketing)?

The post Do promotional flight routes have a historical precedent? asks about previous occurrences. I'm guessing this flight (shown below) was a test flight, as well as being a marketing attempt. ...
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Do promotional flight routes have a historical precedent?

Right now, a Dreamliner is flying a rather strange path over the USA (see below). The plane took off from Boeing Field airport near Seattle, and is 'drawing' a virtual copy of itself on the map of the ...
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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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Can ADS-B DF-17 messages with a non-zero remainder after CRC check be used?

For fun I've been using an AirSPy SDR (Software Defined Radio) to receive and decode ADS-B packets, primarily DF-11 and DF-17 messages. The code is written in C++ and works reasonably well. It ...
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How do I find out what happened on this flight?

On 2017-01-03 DAL58 from Boston to London apparently returned to New York after 90 minutes of flight. This seems quite irregular to me, and I had expected to find details about this published ...
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What are the labels for this aircraft's JSON? [closed]

Can someone please help me identify the labels associated with the below JSON? The data comes from FlightRadar24 ...
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Do all flights with the exception of military show up on FlightAware?

I ask because I just saw a B737 land at KCSG. I haven't seen one land here in a while and in my curiosity wanted to know who it was. I got on FlightAware and I don't see any B737 arrivals within the ...
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Where do websites like expertflyer.com get their information? [closed]

I've been looking at internet resources like expertflyer.com and KVSTool which query information like live seat maps, upgrade availability and fare bucket information. To my knowledge, this seemed ...
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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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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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How to completely track a plane, not a flight?

This probably has already an answer somewhere, but probably don't know the proper search keys to find the information. Out of curiosity today I was trying to track a flight: one of my friend texted ...
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Why did the Flightaware groundspeed readout suddenly spike for this flight?

My 18yr old son is currently in Barcelona - first time abroad and in a plane. Being an overprotective parent I thought I'd track his flight so I could see when he had landed safely = and save the data ...
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Can you track drones online?

You can tracks planes, automobiles and boats on Internet, but does tracking technology exist for drones and if so, can you follow them online?
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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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Flightradar24.com track info [duplicate]

What is the meaning of the track info found on Flightradar24, as seen below? Would be the angle between the route and the equator?
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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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Is there an API to get real-time FAA flight data?

I have been using an Android app to track flights. Their information is pulled from their own proprietary database, and some (with 5 minute delay) from the FAA. I was thinking about making an app ...
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Why there is no online radar coverage of Madagascar?

I noticed that no planes heading to FMMI are plotted on all the prominent online radars despite the fact that most of them are likely equipped with ADS-B. What does it take to remedy that lack of ...
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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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Where can I find real-time flight tracking with the least amount of delay?

I am an aviation fan, relatively new to the industry. While I thoroughly enjoy plane spotting at my local KORD airport, at times I tune to LiveATC and Flightaware to get my fix. Unfortunately, my ...
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Is there a website similar to FlightRadar24, but showing general aviation?

As far as I am concerned, FlightRadar24 reads out transponder responses. As most engine driven aircrafts have at least a mode C transponder, is there a site that displays such traffic as well?
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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 ...
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When are flight tracks publicly available?

Is there a way to make sure a flight is tracked on flightaware.com or similar sites? Similarly, is there a way to prevent a flight's track from being available to the public?