Live Air Traffic on YOUR Computer!!!!!

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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).

**DISCLAIMER**
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!!!

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].webtrak-lochard.com/template/index.html

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

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...

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!

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    25 Discussions

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    louieaw
    louieaw

    11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    RedFlash
    RedFlash

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    demolitionNerd
    demolitionNerd

    10 years ago on Step 1

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

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    valhallas_end
    valhallas_end

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    kroner
    kroner

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    RedFlash
    RedFlash

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    kroner
    kroner

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    RedFlash
    RedFlash

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    HappyHarry
    HappyHarry

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    RedFlash
    RedFlash

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    xadevox
    xadevox

    11 years ago on Introduction

    where do i type the code for the airport?