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UK Flight Trackers

Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:13 am

I've googled, yahooed, etc. Does anyone know of a UK based realtime flight tracker site with good mapping?
I don't understand everything I don't know about this.
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RE: UK Flight Trackers

Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:24 am

I've been looking to, I have tried everything!!! The airline websites don't have one, and I have looked for a long time. Do Europeans track flights or do you just look at the times. I can't find any trackers!

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RE: UK Flight Trackers

Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:27 am

Flight Explorer has full coverage over the UK.
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RE: UK Flight Trackers

Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:45 pm

The CAA was about to launch an online flight tracker linked to ATC with registrations and all other details in 2001. This I believe was put on hold after the events of 9/11, and I haven't seen anything since.

A lot of people in the UK use ACARS which covers most aircraft with full information, and is transmitted directly from the aircraft so is usually more accurate.

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RE: UK Flight Trackers

Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:40 pm

Seriously, NoelG, can you please explain in laymans terms just what ACARS is? I've also been wondering where this info is available and whether a non-aviation savage such as me can look into these things. Also, just what is "Flight Explorer" and is there a link please?
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RE: UK Flight Trackers

Wed Mar 16, 2005 1:47 am

View the photos by C Newman on Airliners.net!
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RE: UK Flight Trackers

Wed Mar 16, 2005 1:57 am

Just a warning about Flight Explorer before you all pull your credit cards out. The subscription price isn't per month or anything like that, it's for x amount of minutes connected the server. I think it's something like £25 for 100 minutes usage.

To me, that's an absolute rip-off and I personally wouldn't touch Flight Explorer with a very long stick!

It really does depend how desperate you are to keep track of UK flights.


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