Virginblue4
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Flightradar24 Aircraft On The Ground - LHR

Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:11 pm

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.

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RE: Flightradar24 Aircraft On The Ground - LHR

Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:48 pm

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.
 
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RE: Flightradar24 Aircraft On The Ground - LHR

Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:15 pm

Probably someone has a reciever near to the airport feeding Flight radar that is close enough to pick up the aircraft on the ground.
 
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RE: Flightradar24 Aircraft On The Ground - LHR

Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:56 pm

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

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RE: Flightradar24 Aircraft On The Ground - LHR

Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:27 pm

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
 
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RE: Flightradar24 Aircraft On The Ground - LHR

Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:31 pm

Does that include LHR and LGW?

Also there isn't any liveATC in the UK is there?  
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RE: Flightradar24 Aircraft On The Ground - LHR

Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:53 pm

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
 
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RE: Flightradar24 Aircraft On The Ground - LHR

Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:30 am

Same for GVA   it may depend on the coverage of the nearest station and when the aircraft starts squawking !
 
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RE: Flightradar24 Aircraft On The Ground - LHR

Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:47 am

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.
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RE: Flightradar24 Aircraft On The Ground - LHR

Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:15 am

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.
 
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RE: Flightradar24 Aircraft On The Ground - LHR

Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:14 pm

When it's sunny in London I'll track a flight whilst watching it fly over.
 
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RE: Flightradar24 Aircraft On The Ground - LHR

Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:50 pm

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.
 
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RE: Flightradar24 Aircraft On The Ground - LHR

Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:34 pm

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

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RE: Flightradar24 Aircraft On The Ground - LHR

Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:36 pm

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.
 
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RE: Flightradar24 Aircraft On The Ground - LHR

Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:50 pm

Quoting contrails67 (Reply 13):

Yes it's not showing them anymore  
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RE: Flightradar24 Aircraft On The Ground - LHR

Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:57 am

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!

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RE: Flightradar24 Aircraft On The Ground - LHR

Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:35 pm

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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