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Tracking Military Aircraft?  
User currently offlineeugegall From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 95 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15328 times:

With everything going on in Libya is there a way we can track on radar the Military aircraft movements?

I live just south of London and was sure last night that i heard very dull sounds of Jets? Very different to the usual LHR traffic i get over head...

Cheers all

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User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15322 times:

Well considering how much money they spend on stealth and stuff it would be a bit odd if you could track the planes online.

User currently offlineeugegall From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 15125 times:

Wow i just realised how stupid my question really was...... Please delete this thread!!

User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 15029 times:

Quoting eugegall (Reply 2):
Wow i just realised how stupid my question really was...... Please delete this thread!!

We'll save it and show it to your grandkids  


User currently offlinemffoda From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1067 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 14910 times:

Quoting eugegall (Thread starter):
With everything going on in Libya

Seen something in the news that some of the F-15E's from Lakenheath were headed that way....



harder than woodpecker lips...
User currently offlinepwm2txlhopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 14893 times:

Quoting Agill (Reply 1):
Well considering how much money they spend on stealth and stuff it would be a bit odd if you could track the planes online.

Well, if the flights weren't blocked from flight trackers, there's no reason you couldn't see them. They'd have their transponders on so they'd show up on the radar of civilian ATC. Even stealth aircraft have to be visible to radar when they're in controlled airspace with other planes. If the physical aircraft doesn't send a radar return, then the transponder does for it..


User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2301 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14688 times:

Quoting eugegall (Reply 2):
Wow i just realised how stupid my question really was...

Not stupid at all. Certainly, if they are en route to drop bombs on someone, they won't be broadcasting their position to the world, but like pwm2thlhopper said, for everyday flights, they could be tracked, as they file flight plans, and use transponders like civilian aircraft. They are blocked from flight trackers, but they aren't "invisible".



KC-135 - Passing gas and taking names!
User currently offlinewardialer From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14686 times:

Even most corporate jets cannot be tracked via the internet. Only commercial.
If they do, those websites would be facing class action lawsuits everyday!!!!!!!!!


User currently offlineDiamondFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14637 times:

Quoting wardialer (Reply 7):
If they do, those websites would be facing class action lawsuits everyday!!!!!!!!!

Why? Every aircraft owner has the option of opting out of being tracked, if they so choose to. If they didn't do, it would foolish to think they could sue because they are being tracked. Plus the FAA is working towards making the rules much stricter on who can and can't be tracked.

-DiamondFlyer


User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2301 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 14564 times:

Quoting wardialer (Reply 7):
Even most corporate jets cannot be tracked via the internet. Only commercial.

There are many corporate jets that can be tracked on FlightAware. In fact, when I've searched for particular N-numbers (say if I wanted to catch a new aircraft, or a striking paint scheme) I find many more that I can track then are blocked. The owner needs to specifically request tracking be blocked.



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