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User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 11
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4370 times:

I am looking for a good, free, flight tracker that you guys might know about. I am using the typical yahoo and RLMSoftware Flightview and was curious if there were any others out there that you guys recommend.
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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 11157 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4352 times:

If the flight is within the U.S., I recommend using Google and typing in the airline and flight number (i.e., for United flight 17, type "UA 17"). It brings up a list of free flight trackers, and I recommend fboweb.com. It gives you good info, the map is great, and, IMO the best feature -- you can zoom the map in to literally be able to see almost exactly where the plane is flying over; it also updates automatically every minute or two.

User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4322 times:

You should ask FLAIRPORT, he knows all about flight trackers and how to get into trouble with them.


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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4148 times:

Google the flight number. Yup, it's the best. FBOWEB is the best one it links to.


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User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4123 times:

Some airports have passur airportmonitor

http://www.passur.com/sites.htm

or go to the airport site and track arrivals/deparures. Logan internation in boston has a nice website tracker.

http://www.massport.com/logan/tracker.aspx

here is another one:

http://www.flytecomm.com/cgi-bin/trackflight

this website has live ATC audio feeds!

http://www.liveatc.net/feedindex.php

Hope it helps!



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User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4063 times:

I use flytecomm. Pretty accurate arrivals (which is all I care about) and detailed information.

User currently offlineRichardnhsv From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 473 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4031 times:

I use flytecomm and fboweb. Flytecomm has weather satelite and radar overlay. fbo web is basic but both are fairly accurate +/- 1 or 2 minutes. I think they work only with US flights.


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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4025 times:

I don't know about fboweb, but I know flytecomm can track non-US flights, and can also list arrivals in non-US airports.

Harry



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User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1311 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3988 times:

I use flytecomm and Travelocity's Flight Status page. It also gives you all the information about the flight including altitude, airspeed etc along with the position on the map and the route filed.

cheers



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User currently offlineSkyhawk62507 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 176 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3949 times:

Do any of the sites mentioned also track smaller airlines, or freight haulers?

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3875 times:

Do any of the sites mentioned also track smaller airlines, or freight haulers?

I have noticed that flytecomm tends to have the tiny prop cargo airlines on their site.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3864 times:

Any European trackers?

User currently offlineLee From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3858 times:

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 2):
You should ask FLAIRPORT, he knows all about flight trackers and how to get into trouble with them.

I would be interested to hear about this.......


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3798 times:

I would be interested to hear about this.......

You can start by reading this: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/748916

Back on topic,

Any European trackers?

I don't know of any Euro trackers, although http://flytecomm.com/cgi-bin/trackflight can track European flights. In the "Flight Identifier" field, type the ICAO code of the airline, followed by the flight number, with no spaces. To find the arrivals to a non-US and Canada airport, type the ICAO code into the "Arrival Airport" field. For US airports, only IATA codes are necessary. Probably more info than you needed, but oh well.  Smile

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3740 times:

For Euro trackers I use http://fasttrack.flightexplorer.com/?userid=fasttrackft and it is really good.

For US trackers I use either RLM or , it zooms in to what little town the plane is over. It is very good, and it is part of fboweb but I think this is great. The zoom feature is great.

 airplane jetBlueAtJFK airplane 
I suggest using aeroseek, it is really good!!



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User currently offlineKnope2001 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2823 posts, RR: 30
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

Until very recently there was a good tracker at cheaptickets.com (the former trip.com flight tracker) but they dropped it. I e-mailed them asking what happend to it and where I could find it, and they just sent back a smarmy promo letter about their site.

Does anyone know if this same services is linked through a different page? Among other things that I miss about it was the easy ability to track flights of even the smallest airlines. I know flightcomm does too, but I just don't like the flytecomm map.


User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3566 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 10):
I have noticed that flytecomm tends to have the tiny prop cargo airlines on their site.

All the 'serious' trackers do, and the main airlines' flights show up the same in all of them. Unfortunately many foreign ones dont show up becasue they get blocked by the FAA. SUpposedly because those flight codes are used by military flights..  gnasher . That's what someone who tracks flights for a hobby said.

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 13):
I would be interested to hear about this.......

Hahah that thread was hilarious, a must read if you have time


User currently offlineDirkou From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 571 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3477 times:

I've been using AirNav Live Flight Tracker for about 4 years, tried all the rest, and they are by far the best ones out there. It's a Windows stand alone program (much powerful than a web tracker) with an outstanding interface and best of all very cheap...just $14.95 per month for up to 60 hours usage compared to 10 hours others give you.

Their site is at:
http://www.airnavsystems.com


User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3465 times:

I use fboweb's $14.95/month tracking. It is great! Airport summaries, area tracking, visual tracking, flight alert systems, and basic tracking. It can track any civil craft that has filed an IFR flight plan. I highly reccomend it! I also use flytecomm's airport summaries. The maps also have dopplar overlay, and most self-update. It is a great tracker for business jets, cargo, passenger, and civilian traffic.

---Skywatch



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

I have a quick question about flytecomm. Where my doppler photo should be, a message appears saying: "Authorization Error: You are using a firewall which blocks page referral information from our server OR The website you are using is not authorized to use this service." I have tried changing setting on my firewall, but with no luck. Has this happened to anyone else, and does anyone have any advice on how to fix this?

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineSkyhawk62507 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 176 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3377 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 10):
Do any of the sites mentioned also track smaller airlines, or freight haulers?

I have noticed that flytecomm tends to have the tiny prop cargo airlines on their site.

Harry

I'll check it out! Thanks---


User currently offlineLee From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3353 times:

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 16):
Quoting Newark777 (Reply 13):


Hahah that thread was hilarious, a must read if you have time

i read the first bit, hahaha very funny Big grin


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