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    FlightRadar24 - Watch air traffic over Europe in real time

    This is really cool. FlightRadar24 receives information from several ADS-B receivers in real time and presents this as airplanes on a Google map.



    This is what the map looked like back in April when the ash clouds were over the UK.



    Source: http://eu.techcrunch.com/2010/04/15/...-filled-skies/

    How does it work (More Info)
    Flightradar24 shows live airplane traffic from different parts around the world. The technique to receive flight information from aircraft is called ADS-B. That means the Flightradar24.com can only show information about aircraft equipped with ADS-B transponders. Today about 60% of the passenger aircraft and only a small amount of military and private aircraft have an ADS-B transponder. Flightradar24.com has a network of about 100 ADS-B receivers around the world that receives the information from aircraft with ADS-B and sends this information to a server, and then displays this information on a map on Flightradar24.com. Only aircraft within the coverage area of the 100 receivers are visible.

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    Yeh - its been posted before

    If you use it to track loved ones on incoming flights - stop looking at it as they approach the runway as you can't tell the difference between a landing and another type of event as they go off the radar before they reach the runaway!

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    Ah. That's good to know. I thought it probably wouldn't be that accurate.

    I did do a search for "flightradar" and "flight radar" on EduGeek but nothing was listed so I thought it hadn't been posted.

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    See Live aircraft tracking et al for some other links.

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