Introduction: Live Air Traffic on YOUR Computer!!!!!

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This instructable will teach you how to look at various airports air traffic (only includes major international airports).

I am not liable for the use of the information contained in this instructable.

If you are planning any terrorist attacks (which I hope not), then please don't mention me... lol

Now to the Instructable...

Step 1: The Website!!!

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Click the link: Yes, this one. Accept the Terms and conditions and continue. You are now viewing Sydney International Airport's air traffic!

To change the airport, type into the address bar: http://[INSERT AIRPORT CODE HERE]

Please Note: There are limitations too webtrack. You cannot go outside of the radar area. All US air traffic radars are password protected. Webtrack does not support all airports. Only major international airports like Heathrow.

Step 2: How to Use Webtrack

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This is the bonus part of this Instructable.

How to use Webtrack

Ok, when you are in webtrack, you may see plane icons. Green and red. Green means taking off. Red means landing at that airport. Big airplane icons indicate interstate and international flights and little ones indicate regional. If you see a plane with green and yellow on it, then that means that the plane is not from the airport that you are viewing.

If you click on an airplane, you get it's flight details as in the picture below. (I'm using Melbourne International Airport (mcy)) Also, I just clicked on all available airplanes.

If you are interested in other airports, then take the codes from This website. Some airports like Hong Kong might not work. Webtrack can't be in every country!

Step 3: Just for Fun...

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Take a look at this screen-shot I did of Heathrow Airport! This is loopy! There are so many planes to count!

Please send in your screen-shot and I'll post it on the next step...

Thanks for reading!

Feel free to post comments


jaxxster1 (author)2012-02-15

link down

louieaw (author)2009-05-28

I don't know if anybody else has the problem, but with most US airports, it asks for a code

louieaw (author)louieaw2009-05-28

not a code, a logon

RedFlash (author)louieaw2010-03-12

Sorry I haven't responded lately, but I've been away. All of the american airports ask for an access code

willie101abn (author)louieaw2009-06-08

try this link to other airports

thermoelectric (author)2009-09-28

Here's the screenshot of my Airport

none of the American airports seem to work

demolitionNerd (author)2009-11-05

hey the part where u said u could change the airport doesn't work for me. could u post a working example

valhallas_end (author)2009-05-25

Please refrain from tactless jokes in the future - I am from New York, and find your terrorist comment offensive. Other than that, this is an interesting instructable.

RedFlash (author)valhallas_end2009-06-30

Consider it removed!

valhallas_end (author)RedFlash2009-06-30


RedFlash (author)valhallas_end2009-08-24

No Prob

kroner (author)2009-08-12

This is NOT live!! it is a replay of flights recorded in and out of a particular airport but does not include the last 2 days. Anything before that can be seleted to view. Still, something to pass the time with.

RedFlash (author)kroner2009-08-12

It is live as it says the time on the sidebar and when I google the flight number of a particular plane, the information on the page says: Just taken off or the time that it is about to land is close to the finishing time of the flight

kroner (author)RedFlash2009-08-21

When I tried it for Heathrow, the date in the calendar was for 2 days ago and the dates for the current day and the day before were greyed out and unselectable.

RedFlash (author)kroner2009-08-24

Yeah, it doesn't work for heathrow, but it works for the Australian airports.

HappyHarry (author)2009-08-21

The sad fact is that the information on this site is nearly all faked, I have lived near Heathrow for a lot of years and know it and BAA very well. I have looked up lots of aircraft after waiting the two day "security" period and not found any data matching what I actually saw in the sky. If you don't believe me ask someone who lives near Heathrow about the night flights at 3:45 am and then try to find one in Webtrack, you won't find it. It's just more BAA misinformation like making changes to the flight-paths when something big is announced so that it goes unreported, as when T5 was opened, the flight paths changes went unnoticed, but they had not planned on the sort of sad publicity it got. The two day “security” period is just to make you think its real data but it isn’t, BAA have a massive department that’s dedicated to putting out this sort of misinformation and has done for years. If you enjoy playing with Webtrack then it’s harmless I suppose but don’t think that you are looking at any real data, sorry.

RedFlash (author)HappyHarry2009-08-24

It is real time. I googled a flight number that had just taken off from Brisbane airport (AUS) and the flight details from another website that tracks the flight

xadevox (author)2009-05-24

where do i type the code for the airport?

liteoner (author)xadevox2009-05-25

And you change the "syd" to the IATA code of the airport.

Derin (author)liteoner2009-06-23

Does the ICAO work?

Derin (author)Derin2009-07-06

I realized the ICAO code does not work.

RedFlash (author)2009-05-28

Does anyone know a way to view the US traffic without authentication?

Bill_D_3rd (author)2009-05-25

Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta (ATL) has their own web site to listen to the tower, the center, or the departure control and to view the various radar screens. There is a slight time delay but it is still pretty amazing!

RedFlash (author)Bill_D_3rd2009-05-28

That's cool!

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