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Flightradar24 Aircraft On The Ground - LHR  
User currently offlinevirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 889 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9756 times:

Usually on flightradar24 once an aircraft lands it's disappears off of the screen. Also before it has taken off it is not visible.

At CDG I noticed you could often see aircraft on the ground around 5-10 minutes before take off and once they've landed (being able to see which exit they vacate from)

Over the last few days in noticed LHR was the same. Anyone know why I can suddenly see some of the aircraft on the ground?

It's quite interesting seeing where they vacate the runway.

Jordan  


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User currently offlineavion660 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9596 times:

No idea, (and I'd be interested to know why too) but it's not that uncommon. The other evening I watched FDX001, a 777 start off from its stand at STN, taxi to the threshold of runway 23, power up and take off. Interesting to switch to satellite view : it's pretty much bang on for position of taxiways and runway.

User currently offlinetheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9487 times:

Probably someone has a reciever near to the airport feeding Flight radar that is close enough to pick up the aircraft on the ground.

User currently offlineairportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3451 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9261 times:

My only guess is that its the ASDE-X system at work...aircraft usually have their transponders on during such operations so that ATC can monitor the aircraft on the ground...

Though I'd think you might see this more often, so I'm not if this is it at play

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASDE-X



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User currently offlineMike909 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9039 times:

I prefer flight radar24 for tracking flights when airborne - great filtering and display

However, as soon as they land, I switch to http://planefinder.net/ as you can track them through their taxiing following landing and sometimes before take off as well.

Mix these 2 radars together whilst listening to liveatc.net --- absolutely priceless


User currently offlinevirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 889 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9026 times:

Does that include LHR and LGW?

Also there isn't any liveATC in the UK is there?  



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User currently offlineMike909 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8954 times:

Quoting virginblue4 (Reply 5):

Does that include LHR and LGW?

Also there isn't any liveATC in the UK is there?  

It does but much more effective on the Plane Finder iPhone app.

I wish liveatc was available UK, as the LHR approach path goes directly above my house


User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3410 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8631 times:

Same for GVA   it may depend on the coverage of the nearest station and when the aircraft starts squawking !

User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8458 times:

Planes disappear when they land at NRT and HND, but I can watch them taxi to take off from HND. It's impressive how quickly they clear that new runway and make that bank over Tokyo Bay. It's also fun tracking the 787 flights.


One of the FB admins for PHX Spotters. "Zach the Expat!"
User currently offlineemalad From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day ago) and read 8414 times:

I don't think you can see all the aircraft, but it is still interesting to watch  

Think I just watched BA296 ORD-LHR (G-CIVU) do a go-around  

I like flightradar24 and love it on a clear day, tracking which planes are flying over my house.


User currently offlineMike909 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 7722 times:

When it's sunny in London I'll track a flight whilst watching it fly over.

User currently offlinefcogafa From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 738 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 7133 times:

If you have 'Planeplotter' you can see lots of aircraft moving around on the ground at Heathrow!

And yes, they have to have their transponders on whenever they are moving on the ground.


User currently offlineB6A322 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 5205 times:

Quoting Mike909 (Reply 10):
When it's sunny in London I'll track a flight whilst watching it fly over.

You sir, have a phenomenal sense of humor! 



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User currently offlinecontrails67 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4759 times:

I have gone on both flightradar24 as well as planefinder.net, but I am unable to view actual taxying to and from the gate. I guess it must have been a opportune moment.

User currently offlinevirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 889 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4718 times:

Quoting contrails67 (Reply 13):

Yes it's not showing them anymore  



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User currently offlineMartynS From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4499 times:

I also noticed some flights this week which appeared to land a few hundred meters north
of the Northern runway - about where the third runway would be.

Having seen them fly over the hotel in which I was staying, I can confirm that they were
not on that course!

Regards,
MartynS



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User currently offlineMike909 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4202 times:

Quoting MartynS (Reply 15):
about where the third runway would be.

If only!

It certainly has moments of working properly and not. For me, I personally find that US airports are MUCH better for ground tracking. Try JFK. Seems to always work for me.

Quoting MartynS (Reply 15):


I also noticed some flights this week which appeared to land a few hundred meters north
of the Northern runway

I've had this problem at LHR before too.


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