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User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

I can't imagine I am the only one who thinks tracking flights on the internet is just the most cool thing. Gotta love modern technology



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User currently offlineLga1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

I like tracking flights when a family member flies, I just what to make sure everything is okay. Do you think if you are tracking a flight and the plane crashes would say so?

User currently offlineAirVB From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

Yes, it is a nice convenience to watch a friend or relative's aircraft in the air. I also like the airport monitors (at http://www.passur.com) that show the flights around the major airports, in my case LAX.

AirVB


User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2134 times:

Me also like fight tracking. But unfortunately there seems to be no flight tracking program for Europe. As I am living in Germany for me it would be more interesting to track a flight from AMS to ATH or something like that instead tracking flights within the U.S or between Europe and U.S.

User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

Tracking flights is always fun!
If you want a good website, try Flightarrivals.com. You get specific flights from almost all the airports in the US and also international destinations. You can also see specific flights if you like. The site is really top notch!



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User currently offlineIFLYMCO From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 482 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1976 times:

Does anyone else use the AirNav program? I downloaded it several months ago to track friends/relatives trips to Europe etc. and now I'm addicted to it. Does anyone else know of the program and how accurate it is?

Have a good one!  Smile



Now it should be "IFLYDCA"
User currently offlinePhilhyde From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 678 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

Yes, I use the airnav product. I was disappointed to learn, after I bought it, that it's restricted to a certain number of hours per month. I'd love to leave that thing running all the time!


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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

Do you think if you are tracking a flight and the plane crashes would say so?

I don't know of a single flight tracker which would actually tell you if the plane crashes. In fact, after the FedEx 727 crashed last year in Florida, FBOWEB said the plane had "landed". Flight explorer would probably just "age out" the flight, but there can be many more reasons a plane would age out besides crashing, like lost radar contact, etc.



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User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

I've gotten caught into the flight tracking addiction as well. I've used Flight Explorer Personal a couple times. I don't think it's as nice as AirNav but it's a reasonable $9.95/month for 10 hours (can't leave it on).

Without having to pay for anything my other favorite link is Flytecomm. I love this one because you can look at all the airline arrivals for a specific airport for within 24 hours. Flightarrivals.com is good too but they limit you to very small time frames.

There are two limitations that are hard to accept with flight trackers, however. First, is that they only show aircraft over the US & Canada (or at least reporting to the US/Canada). The other thing is that the data for the flights is delayed 5 minutes from real-time for security purposes (makes sense, and it wont change).

pilottim747



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User currently offlineDirkou From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 571 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

I use AirNav Live Flight Tracker. Althought you are limited to 60 hours per month usage that's much more than the 10 hours other companies offer. And the cost is the same. They have also an unlimited usage solution available. Check their homepage at http://www.airnavsystems.com for more info.

As I'm currenty living outside the US, I use AirNav ACARS Decoder + AirNav Suite 4 which makes the tracking of flights possible outside the US.


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