Chuffy
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UK Friendly Flight Tracking.

Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:24 pm

Hello my learned friends.

Is there an airnav system for UK use? All the net produces is US based software with a nod to Europe. Surely, with the amount of traffic here there is a place for one.

Eagerly awaiting many replies.

Chuffy
 
BDKLEZ
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RE: UK Friendly Flight Tracking.

Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:28 pm

Quoting Chuffy (Thread starter):
All the net produces is US based software with a nod to Europe. Surely, with the amount of traffic here there is a place for one.

I see your point however, there are so many organistaions separately involved in European airspace, it's very difficult to corrolate all these sources of information. Until a truly European Single Sky becomes a reality it's ulikely that we'll see such a system on a par with US based variants. You could try Flight Explorer though; I think that's about the best that you're going to get.
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Chuffy
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RE: UK Friendly Flight Tracking.

Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:31 pm

BDKLEZ
Thanks.
Does the EU have any plans for unification?
Chuffy
 
BDKLEZ
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RE: UK Friendly Flight Tracking.

Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:36 pm

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noelg
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RE: UK Friendly Flight Tracking.

Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:31 pm

Fboweb do have UK flight tracking with types, area tracking etc, but it's not free ($9.99 a month), and if you want full UK data you need to fax a copy of a receipt showing you've paid a landing fee.

Example screenshot 5 minutes ago:



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/noelmg/fbowebarrivals.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/noelmg/fbowebgoogleearth.jpg

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philb
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RE: UK Friendly Flight Tracking.

Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:54 pm

You can buy your own SBS1 for £499.99 and as more and more aircraft use Mode S/ADSB the picture will become complete.

Currently in SW Ireland where the system is neither mandatory nor under test, I have 20 aircraft listed as using Mode S within the range of my aerial of which 10 are sending lat/long positions and appear on the screen in real time.