ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4293 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2572 times:
I just discovered Terry Wade's UK ACARS logs of airline flights, the aircraft that operated them, etc. It makes for interesting perusing for me, because I enjoyed seeing the daily runs of some favorite BA aircraft I've flown on in the past...like 777s G-VIIG, G-VIIU, G-YMMC and others.
I was wondering whether such logs exist for flights passing through New England? Can anyone tell me if there is a web site that does for New England airspace what Terry Wade has done for UK airspace?
BizJets From France, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2485 times:
The Info comes direct from the aircraft via an ACARS frequency. ACARS is like email for airplanes, most older planes do not have it. You tune into one of the ACARS frequencies with your scanner. (The most popular here in NYC is 131.125 MHz). You then connect your scanner to the computer. The transmissions are just series of beeps so you can mute them. Then, with AirNav ACARS decoder, you get messages like this: