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A Useful Tool For Spotting...(iPhone, IPod Touch)  
User currently offlineBeechcraft From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 828 posts, RR: 41
Posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8135 times:

Hi all,

Just read about this in Moose Petersons Blog:

http://spiraldev.com/focalware/

might come in handy when you´re planning a spotting trip away from home, or even there.

This little program calculates the suns (and moons) position, including rise and set times anywhere in the world.
It runs on an iPod Touch, or an iPhone.

cheers,

Denis


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User currently offlineDvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1753 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 8056 times:
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Denis,

Thanks for that. A very useful tool indeed! It will join VisualDOF and links to flightaware as a reason why the iPhone is the spotter's best friend!



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User currently offlineCalisam From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8042 times:

My iphone is the best thing that ever happened to me. You guys know you can listen to LiveATC.net through the iphone right? Use the App called Fstream.

Thats how I get the 28L and 28R departures without having to wait for the planes to pop out behind the buildings by surprise


User currently offlineDvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1753 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8041 times:
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Calisam:

I use a scanner in addition to my iPhone. i still have a 2G iPhone (slow EDGE connection) so streaming liveATC doesn't work very well!



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User currently offlineStevemchey From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 8009 times:

Calisam: What URL do you use in FStream to listen to KSFO Tower?

User currently offlineCaliSam From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7961 times:



Quoting Stevemchey (Reply 4):
Calisam: What URL do you use in FStream to listen to KSFO Tower?

Here you go: http://d.liveatc.net/ksfo_twr
Format: mp3
bitrate: 16

I believe for other airports you can just change the airport identity  Smile


User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7905 times:

That would go well with the application i'm starting to develop, a plane spotting app to show where the best places are for plane plane spotting. Only one problem.... I have no idea how to create an application, so it should be ready in a while! If anyone know what they're doing with application development let me know!

User currently offlineRonS From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 762 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7827 times:

That application focalware looked like it was $9.99, I only do free Apps  Smile

One of my favorites is AeroWeather. It is free and pulls all the ASOS data for airports you enter. Even decodes the METAR reports.

To a lesser extent, AirportStatus does a decent job on airport Delay info. Another Free one.



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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7724 times:

I use my iPhone when I go spotting here in the UK. The internet is great for checking the airport arrival/departures info.
I also use wunderground on there to see what the weather is and the wind direction incase there is a runway change in the near future.

I didnt know the iPhone would play the live atc but luckily I have a scanner as my home airport NCL doesnt have enough traffic to warrent a link on liveATC.net



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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7690 times:



Quoting Calisam (Reply 2):
My iphone is the best thing that ever happened to me.

One day you will find out gilrs might be better than your iPhone  Wink


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