Radar and tracking

Flight RadarThe technology is already something beautiful one can mean. Where once even family members and lovers longingly looked a starting plane and were left in the uncertainty of the safe arrival of a text message to you redeemed by your suffering, nowadays, you can with a flight tracking those terminated pursue flight ; From start to landing. This is made possible by a so-called flying radar and an associated flight tracking. Here you can access various offers from different suppliers. The commonality of these offers is that both the radar and the flight tracking is completely free. But not every vendor is equal. There are some,

 

How does this work?

Suppliers such as „FlightRadar24“ collect the air traffic information from over 150 countries and combine them in a so-called „Flugradar“. So you can see all the planes that are currently in the air, and all over the world. Except, of course, are almost all military and government flights. So you are playing an airspace monitor, which not only gets mainstream information, but also such facts, which are not just an airplane fan. There are commercial and even private aircraft to be seen. Every now and then one even meets a military or a government flight, which is however quite rare. You get interesting and knowledgable information about every flyer, which can be seen, and even free! If you now click on such an aircraft icon, some important, As well as unimportant information about the aircraft. Important information such as the flight name, the departure time, the estimated time of arrival, etc. But also relatively unimportant information such as the average speed, etc.




flight radar

Flight RadarToday’s air traffic is absolutely dense and incomprehensible. Metropolitan areas of air traffic such as Frankfurt am Main, New York JFK and London Heathrow have an unbelievably high volume of air traffic. An aerial radar is there to better understand the happenings around the cargo and passenger airplanes that start in the second stroke. Although the radar can not replace the visit to the airport, it is not bad to look at the airplanes like air traffic controllers. With an aerial radar you can perceive the events in the air from the perspective of an air traffic controller. Whether right above your house, or over one of the conurbations. You can either use the aircraft radar to view an airplane or to view the entire air traffic. Have you ever so far zoomed in, In order to be able to see a plane, you can also see where it is. Whether it is over land, in a mountain, or over water. Absolutely every detail is recognizable. In this case, however, you have to point out that some suppliers of such radar radios have an average delay of 15 minutes. If you zoom out again, however, the details are out of focus and you can no longer see it. But you have a better overview of many aircraft in a certain area. Regardless of whether this area is now an airport, a state, whole Germany or even all of Europe. That some vendors of such aircraft have an average delay of 15 minutes. If you zoom out again, however, the details are out of focus and you can no longer see it. But you have a better overview of many aircraft in a certain area. Regardless of whether this area is now an airport, a state, whole Germany or even all of Europe. That some vendors of such aircraft have an average delay of 15 minutes. If you zoom out again, however, the details are out of focus and you can no longer see it. But you have a better overview of many aircraft in a certain area. Regardless of whether this area is now an airport, a state, whole Germany or even all of Europe.

However, if you want to follow a scheduled flight from your loved one, for example, from Düsseldorf to Boston, the following method is possible using the radar.

At the departure location, in the case of Düsseldorf, you zoom in quite far to view only one airplane. After its start you zoom something out. Now you have to see which trajectory the airplane is taking and when it leaves the airport area. As soon as the journey speed and travel height are reached, you can zoom out further and only once and again look at the plane. If the plane is then in front of Boston, you can again zoom in and view all the details of the aircraft landing better.

The aircraft radar requires a laptop, a desktop computer, a tablet or a smartphone. An Internet access is required, and there are special apps for the tablet and smartphone

flight tracking

If you want to track a person’s plane, there is another and also easier method. Also this method is completely free and very effective, since only one aircraft is tracked and one thus the overview keeps. The flight tracking, as well as the flight radar, is available either on the computer, laptop etc., or on the smartphone or tablet.

Mobile tracking

Flight RadarFor mobile flight tracking, ie via smartphone or tablet, it is recommended to get an app. Also these apps are completely free. The flight tracking on the browser is also possible on the mobile devices, but it is significantly more comfortable with an app, which sends push messages, if necessary, and in general simply provides a much better overview for the smaller screen. Also for apps, there are many different providers of flight tracking. Caution is advised since not every supplier has the same quality. While one vendor has no delay to update current flights, the other vendor has an average delay of 15 minutes. In addition, the amount of information also plays an important role when you are looking for a flight . Here, there are also serious differences from provider to provider in terms of information provision. While on the one hand you receive a lot of useful information, somebody else is provided with the most necessary information, which is qualitative, but not quantitative, according to the requirements of the user. The significant advantage of the app’s flight tracking versus browser tracking is the ability to enable push notifications to be notified when the aircraft is launched, landed, or otherwise, such as delays or unforeseen incidents. While on the one hand you receive a lot of useful information, somebody else is provided with the most necessary information, which is qualitative, but not quantitative, according to the requirements of the user. The significant advantage of the app’s flight tracking versus browser tracking is the ability to enable push notifications to be notified when the aircraft is launched, landed, or otherwise, such as delays or unforeseen incidents. While on the one hand you receive a lot of useful information, somebody else is provided with the most necessary information, which is qualitative, but not quantitative, according to the requirements of the user. The significant advantage of the app’s flight tracking versus browser tracking is the ability to enable push notifications to be notified when the aircraft is launched, landed, or otherwise, such as delays or unforeseen incidents.

Flight tracking stationary

For stationary flight tracking, ie via desktop computer or laptop, no additional software is required, like apps for mobile flight tracking, but only a browser is required. Here is also relative no matter which browser is used. The choice of the browser probably only shows differences in the performance, if differences in the performance are to be seen at all. If a plane is tracked by you stationary, the comfort is guaranteed, because the whole time a browser window is open until the plane finally ends up is quite annoying. However, you do not have to open the browser window, if you want to pursue a flight . It would be enough to re-check every half hour to check the status.

Special features of some providers

Some providers even offer special information that is rather rare but very important. This is done with different methods. On the one hand, some vendors are posting special happenings on Twitter or other social networks. On the other hand, such incidents can also be displayed directly on the radar. Some smartphone apps even offer that you get a message, something special should happen with the flight that times traced. There are three common codes to convey information about an air emergency. These codes are 7500, 7600 and 7700.

7500: Aircraft removal

7600: Power failure

7700: Air emergency (emergency, aircraft crash, etc.)

 

flight tracking

There are many websites as well as apps with which you can access a flyer. These are often free and show all flights live on the radar. For example, you can observe where a family member or a friend is on a plane. The flight tracking does not only have this practical sense, but is also fun. You can display a wide range of airspaces with all airborne aircraft. The tracking of an aircraft is possible from start to landing and you can also display additional data such as arrival time, departure time, flight time, etc. Also information about the type of aircraft and the airline are easy to find. So you do not have to worry about flights of your loved ones nowadays, and you can always check the current flight situation. Now you no longer have to wait for the news of your relatives.

The Breath for Persecution

There are many differences between the providers‘ airplanes. One offers more, the other less information about the flight. Most suppliers, however, have access to all the important information, such as the destination, starting point, characteristics of the airplane and the associated time. Some vendors have additionally the height, speed or the kilometers traveled available. This way you can get more detailed information about the flight and see if the flight is delayed and how many kilometers it takes to reach the destination. If you go further in detail, you can also see many a radar also private aircraft and helicopter. Of course, there are no flight data available, but you are still listed as they also use the airspace. Since this whole service is often free, one should look in any case times the view on such a wheel. You will be impressed how many planes are currently on the road and how everything is possible to coordinate. Especially as time-to-market for these, such flying radars are perfectly suited as they are interesting and fun to discover.

The many possibilities of a flying radar

If you are looking for a specific flight, you have to zoom in often. Especially over urban centers, Such as Berlin, New York or London, can quickly become very confusing. There, several airplanes start and land in the secondary action. That is why it is not always easy to find the right flight on the bike in such rooms. This makes it possible to get a good idea of ​​how an air traffic controller has to work at a very large airport. If you want to explore the airspace above water, this is also no problem. On the map are land and sea, as separated on a normal map, so you can estimate how long an airplane will be above water. If you want to know which aircraft has just flown over your house, you can also do this easily. Just look for your home on the map and scroll close enough. Note, however, that the time delay of the airborne wheel. This average is about 15 minutes. So you still have a little time to open the radar after you have seen a plane above you. As already mentioned, the overview of such a flying radar is not limited to a specific environment but to the whole world.

Follow a special flight

If you only want to follow the flight of your loved one and do not want an overall overview, this is also possible. For this, you have to zoom in very far at the departure point of the aircraft, for example in Hamburg. Then you can see exactly from which runway the airplane starts the journey and leaves the airport. In order for you to follow the right aircraft, you should know the flight number of the flight, because this is the only way to find the right aircraft. If you have successfully found the aircraft, you can mark it in color or hide all other flights. However, these features vary from provider to vendor. If the plane reached its travel altitude as well as travel speed, you can go out again, To get a better overview of the current location of the flight. You only have to go back when the flight reaches the destination in Munich, so you do not lose sight of the plane in the heavy traffic.

Flight radar stationary

On a stationary computer or laptop, flight tracking is very simple. It is not necessary to download a software or app. All you have to do is simply open the browser and enter the radar in the search. Also the choice of the browser is usually no preference, since an aerial radar does not need a great performance. Then you are spoiled for choice by many different providers. Here you should test several radars or you should first check which radar is best for your needs. If you now want to track a flight, you do not have to open the browser window all the time. You can re-open the page and check the current status at any time. It is advisable to check frequently on shorter flights than on long-haul flights.

Mobile radar is also mobile

As for everything nowadays, there is also an aerial radar by app. These apps are available for both tablet and smartphone as well as for iOS and Android. Also, in most cases, these apps are free of charge, such as flight tracking on the computer. If you do not want to download an app, but rather a radar using the browser on your smartphone must face many problems. The use in the browser is not optimized on smartphones and can lead to many loading times, jerks and also crashes. In addition, you will not get any push messages to the flights that interest you. You should also inform yourself about the choice of the app or test it yourself. Depending on the app, the number and delay of the information offered varies. So consider your requirements for the app. You can provide basic information, such as flight time and airline, or you would like detailed information on the aircraft and the flight route. For some apps, such as Flightradar24, many additional features and facts are only available in the premium version. The price for the premium version is around 3 euros. So if you are not satisfied with the basic information and want to see everything about the flights, the premium version is recommended. Because for a fair price, many new features are offered here. On the smartphone, you have the advantage of push messages, unlike the computer. This allows you to be notified when the machine is started and landed, as well as in case of delays or other incidents. In general, it can be said that one does not have to compromise the mobile use of an aerial radar.

How does a radar work?

Even if you feel you have the airspace in view, like an air traffic controller, there are still some differences. The provider Flightradar24 uses a technology called ADS-B for the display. This abbreviation means Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast. This technology is based on the same frequencies of a secondary radar (1090 Mhz), but the system works quite differently. Since 2017, it has become mandatory to carry an ADS-B transponder on board in Germany. The transponders provide a lot of information, including airports, aircraft detection or the current position via GPS. This is why today no large radar stations are brought, but a USB stick would already suffice as an antenna to determine all the data of the flight. The reason, Which is why this technology is not yet used without exception, the reliability is too low. It is not 100% guaranteed that all data is transferred correctly and always. Nevertheless, the ADS-B technology is to be used more and more in the future. However, there are other disadvantages of this technology. If an aircraft has a fault, a switched off or even a transponder, it is not recognized and displayed on the flight radar. FlightRadar24 has distributed many of these receiving stations in Europe and is therefore referring to its data for display. Competition comes from the DFS with a more reliable service. This is called STANLY_Track and there are also airplanes, which are not visible in FlightRadar24. The German air traffic control system is based on your own data. Disadvantage of this radar is, however, that only the German airspace is represented and also this is even further restricted, on the area around the airports.

Conclusion

If you want to spend some time or want to pursue the flight of your loved ones, an aerial radar is a great opportunity. You have free access to all important information about flight and airplane. So you might find some suggestions for your next holiday or city trip. Do not forget to test several providers to find the best flight radar for you personally.