Calgarypuck Forums - The Unofficial Calgary Flames Fan Community
Old 01-28-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
Minnie
#1 Goaltender
 
Minnie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: On your last nerve...:D
Exp:
Default Flightradar24 - live flight tracker

A friend just posted this on FB. We just messed around with it. Kind of cool.

Link

Per the person she got it from:

Quote:
Have you ever wondered where that plane flying overhead is going and what type of aircraft it is? You are also going to be totally blown away when you see how many aircraft are flying in your area! You can see all the information instantly on your screen. On the map you will see the planes in the air. Click on a airplane, and on the left screen you will get all the info: airline, type, speed, altitude in real time and it is recalculated every 10 seconds. On some planes, you can also click on cockpit view for the view from the cockpit. (Google Earth Plugin required).
Minnie is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 19 Users Say Thank You to Minnie For This Useful Post:
Old 01-28-2013, 05:17 PM   #2
Doodlebug
Backup Goalie
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Exp:
Default

Very cool indeed!
Doodlebug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 05:24 PM   #3
rayne008
Scoring Winger
 
rayne008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Exp:
Default

Very cool.

The few question marks I see are a little concerning!
rayne008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 05:25 PM   #4
GoinAllTheWay
Franchise Player
 
GoinAllTheWay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Not sure
Exp:
Default

That is EXTREMLEY cool! Thanks!

**edit**

If you're on a crappy work computer like me, don't move the map over New York, broke my browser but good.

Last edited by GoinAllTheWay; 01-28-2013 at 05:29 PM.
GoinAllTheWay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 05:33 PM   #5
Finny61
Powerplay Quarterback
 
Finny61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Calgary AB
Exp:
Default

This is awesome.
Finny61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 05:36 PM   #6
core_upt
Backup Goalie
 
core_upt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Wow! This is awesome! It's really amazing planes don't crash more often.
core_upt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 05:36 PM   #7
Ace
First Line Centre
 
Ace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Exp:
Default

Thank You!
__________________
Ace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 05:50 PM   #8
Lego Man
Scoring Winger
 
Lego Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Exp:
Default

Why are there so few flights displayed in the European area?
Lego Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 06:13 PM   #9
BlackArcher101
Such a pretty girl!
 
BlackArcher101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mpaca View Post
Why are there so few flights displayed in the European area?
Might be because it's past midnight there.
__________________

BlackArcher101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 06:41 PM   #10
Finny61
Powerplay Quarterback
 
Finny61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Calgary AB
Exp:
Default

Airport curfews. And I'd like an ATC game in this format using actual airports/locales. I used to enjoy a game called Air Command several years ago.
Finny61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 06:44 PM   #11
Northendzone
Franchise Player
 
Northendzone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Exp:
Default

this is kinda of cool, but i still like using the net for p0rn
__________________
I really like bikes and bike related discussions......
Northendzone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 06:49 PM   #12
Minnie
#1 Goaltender
 
Minnie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: On your last nerve...:D
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Northendzone View Post
this is kinda of cool, but i still like using the net for p0rn
Well d'uh. Goes without saying.
Minnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 07:50 PM   #13
FlamesAddiction
Franchise Player
 
FlamesAddiction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Vancouver
Exp:
Default

I don't know how accurate this is. There is a plane right next to Greenland right now that says it is a United Airline plane from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City. Talk about the scenic route.

Edit: There is also one over Lake Ontario that says Reno to Vancouver, and other one flying east over Baffin Island that says Salt lake City ro Seattle.

Maybe I'm not using it correctly. Most of the other ones I am looking at seem logical though.
__________________
"A pessimist thinks things can't get any worse. An optimist knows they can."

Last edited by FlamesAddiction; 01-28-2013 at 08:07 PM.
FlamesAddiction is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to FlamesAddiction For This Useful Post:
Old 01-28-2013, 07:50 PM   #14
Maritime Q-Scout
Ben
 
Maritime Q-Scout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: God's Country (aka Cape Breton Island)
Exp:
Default

I've been using Plane Finder. Same idea, the app is decent for the iPhone
__________________
Need a new signature, I'm open to ideas. I honestly have no idea
Maritime Q-Scout is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 08:03 PM   #15
Travis Munroe
Realtor®
 
Travis Munroe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Real cool, I am amazed as to how many planes are on the go in such tight areas.

I think "from" means where the plane started its journey. I just saw one going edmonton to alaska now to calgary and from was montreal. Perhaps it initially went montreal edmonton, alaska, calgary.
__________________

OFFICIAL CP REALTOR & PROPERTY MANAGER
Travis Munroe | Century 21 Elevate | 403.971.4300

Residential Buying & Selling
info@tmunroe.com
www.tmunroe.com

Property Management
travis@mpmCalgary.com
www.mpmCalgary.com
Travis Munroe is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 09:28 PM   #16
Bigtime
Franchise Player
 
Bigtime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fotze View Post
Why is there a turkish airlines flight from Charleston to Keflavik flying over Calgary from the SW?
It's an excellent program but sometimes it glitches stuff like that.

Also note that the yellow aircraft are shown in real time, the orange have the 5 minute FAA delay (stupid). Although someone in the YYC area has an ADS-B device that shows some of the aircraft in real time.

Last edited by Bigtime; 01-28-2013 at 09:31 PM.
Bigtime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 10:01 PM   #17
MelBridgeman
Franchise Player
 
MelBridgeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Posted in the aviation appreciation thread months ago



but cool none the less
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katie Telford The chief of staff to the prime minister of Canada
“Line up all kinds of people to write op-eds.”
MelBridgeman is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MelBridgeman For This Useful Post:
Old 01-28-2013, 10:14 PM   #18
WCW Nitro
Crash and Bang Winger
 
WCW Nitro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Exp:
Default

This is the best thing since Dr.Pepper Cherry
WCW Nitro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 08:16 AM   #19
Bigtime
Franchise Player
 
Bigtime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MelBridgeman View Post
Posted in the aviation appreciation thread months ago



but cool none the less
I guess you could say us avgeeks...are on the leading edge.
Bigtime is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Bigtime For This Useful Post:
Old 01-29-2013, 08:27 AM   #20
Cowperson
CP Pontiff
 
Cowperson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: A pasture out by Millarville
Exp:
Default

This is going to be interesting when I'm laying in my hammock in the summer, I-Pad on my belly, at my acreage southwest of the city.

Every four or five days, for some reason, I get a constant stream of airliners coming from the north at nought altitude, banking over my house to head east and then, a few miles further on, banking north to make their final run into the airport.

We'll see how "real time" this thing is.

I did enjoy watching a couple of planes landing at Kona Airport on the Big Island of Hawaii last night . . . . . thinking about my trip there in March.

Cowperson
__________________
Dear Lord, help me to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am. - Anonymous
Cowperson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:27 PM.

Calgary Flames
2017-18




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Calgarypuck 2016