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who use http://flightradar24.com/?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MajObvious, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. MajObvious

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    Why don't ya check it out and give us a report about it :)
     
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    it looks good to me, but i didn't know if ne1 else had experiences (good or bad) with it, of if there was better site to use
     
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    It is not real time, I believe there is a map delay. I see up to 20 minute delays sometimes.
     
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    ah, didn't realize it wasn't real time. thank you for input sir
     
  6. AG Drone Works

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    Delays are minimal for most countries in Europe. They are much larger for US flights.
    Try using their website instead of their app
    Read their FAQ and ther How it works - Flightradar24.com - Live flight tracker!

    Flightradar24 only have coverage in areas where someone has installed an ADS-B receiver and feeds his/her data into Flightradar24. If there are no connected ABS-B receivers in an area, then there is no coverage in that area.

    What is the difference between the yellow and the orange planes?
    ADS-B and MLAT data that is processed in real time is shown with yellow aircraft symbols. FAA data that is processed with a 5 minute delay is shown with orange aircraft symbols. Please read How it works for information about how Flightradar24 works.
     
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    I have it. It's real time. I live on flight path to Heathrow and it's very accurate in my experience.
     
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    Likely hardware and country related.
    Here in flight path towards Toronto I have seen them enter Class C airspace and they would have landed before the map had them circle for the active.
     
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    Keep in mind that is only aircraft who are "On the Radar". There is a lot more air traffic out there than what you're seeing on that Ap.
     
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    That was the limitation I found with it too. I then tried the iPad version of "Plane Finder" and a load more aircraft appeared, including small private stuff. Although I don't use it on a regular basis, as I don't fly high enough and usually in mountain valley areas, but my 9 year old grand-daughter loves it. She lives about 6 miles from Cardiff International Airport and she can get all the flight details of an aircraft flying overhead just by pointing her iPad at it. So, it must be pretty close to a live data feed, as she can obviously see the plane as it appears in the app the same time. There is a free version of the app to try, but I've not used it so don't know about any potential limitations.

    Plane Finder – Live Flight Status Tracker
     
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    Exactly.
    in fact there are two major flight training areas on the line I mentioned. In fact I did my Transport Canada flight training in that same area near my residence.
    Only the squawkers at 6500 ft at the outside edge AND inside the Class C are visible on their radar map. The POPO helo and bush pilots don't show.
     
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    In my part of town, Long Beach, CA., the web version is pretty accurate time wise. I can watch planes take off from Long Beach then go out side and they will be a little ahead of the map. LBPD and the Sheriffs Heli's show up on the site as well. Not sure about LAPD, I have not seen them show up yet. I assumed the Heli's show up because of all the airports around, 6 in my immediate area. I use it on my iPad Air while I'm flying just as another tool to be safe.
     
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    It depends on how close to the airport and how high with regards to the Airspace Class when it comes to lower craft like helos.

    In see the same thing as you. Helos way out my way don't show at 1000 ft yet the helos close to Toronto show up at that and lower.
     
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    This is not a good tool. It is subject to delays and many types of flight are not shown.
     
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    That only shows IFR traffic. It doesn't show VFR aircraft.
     
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    It better if they are in the Class of Airspace that requires it AND ask permission to enter it.
    At least here I have to have Mode C, a radio, permission and squawk. In a small area I can cut thru but I can't get Special VFR thru the center most part.

    Do you mean FT24 only tracks certain squawk codes/type?
     
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