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Author Topic: FilghtAware website tracks flights in realtime  (Read 3506 times)


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FilghtAware website tracks flights in realtime
« on: May 27, 2009, 08:59:25 AM »
FlightAware is a truly amazing website.

Ars Technica has a writeup including some behind the scenes technical information from the developers.

Link to article: http://arstechnica.c...plane-in-the-air.ars

FlightAware is an incredible mashup of radar data, air traffic controller records, flight plans, and maps. Like any great mashup, it provides the public with a new window into an opaque room, and usage has exploded—often in surprising ways. But this is no ordinary mashup; FlightAware sucks in more than 1GB of new data every day, tracking almost every commercial flight in the US almost in real-time, and maintaining a historical database that now tops 60 million flights.

This is a reduced image of flights surrounding Bradley International Airport in my home state.


And here's a friend of mine's flight out of there today as he heads off to Minn/StPaul International on business. 8)

(Safe trip, Mike! :Thmbsup:)


Link to FlightAware: http://flightaware.com/

« Last Edit: May 27, 2009, 09:04:08 AM by 40hz »


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Re: FilghtAware website tracks flights in realtime
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2009, 10:14:21 AM »
I wonder if there's a UK or European version of this...