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(Some Guy)   See where every plane flying over the United States is at this second   (flightaware.com ) divider line
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43827 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Dec 2005 at 7:33 AM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2005-12-30 03:36:26 AM  
Very, very cool, Submitter.
 
2005-12-30 03:43:08 AM  
WE'RE ALL GONNA DIEEEEEE
 
2005-12-30 03:45:03 AM  
I never understood why anyone would fly from Gen. Mitchell(Milwaukee) to Midway(Chicago). By the time you check in at the airport, you could have driven to Chicago.
 
2005-12-30 03:58:21 AM  
because chicago is a giant hub and not everyone has a car?
 
2005-12-30 04:16:07 AM  
No one flies to or from Mexico. Ha.
 
2005-12-30 07:37:20 AM  
thisisGina I don't get it... what's so cool about this?
 
2005-12-30 07:40:17 AM  
Click on "Live Flight Tracking" and then click on "Analysis > Animated Activity"

Looks like animation of blood through a heart.
 
2005-12-30 07:41:37 AM  
Does this mean the terrorists win?
 
2005-12-30 07:42:34 AM  
I've thought the same thing about flying from Detroit to Chicago, liquidinsanity. Figure an hour to check in, an hour to fly and an hour to get a rental car and get out. You're better off driving.
 
2005-12-30 07:42:52 AM  
not as cool as an ARTCC's TMU station; or the FAA's Herndon command center.


/just sayin'
//atc junkie
 
2005-12-30 07:43:25 AM  
Hmm, for some reason I cant track Oceanic 815

[image from just-lost.skyblog.com too old to be available]
 
2005-12-30 07:43:32 AM  
Cool, I just tracked the flight I got off of earlier tonight - flying from New York to Hong Kong with a stop in Vancouver (which is where I disembarked).

No crashes yet. Good for them!
 
2005-12-30 07:45:28 AM  
This is pretty cool, especially if you are a geek...like many of us...
 
2005-12-30 07:47:42 AM  
If Im not mistaken, this site simply shows summary information for filed IFR flight plans? Does it actually track the planes themselves, or just the stated IFR departure/arrival times?
 
2005-12-30 07:51:38 AM  
Finally I can track the planes laying chemtrails over my house.
www.weatherwars.info
 
2005-12-30 07:54:33 AM  
I am never flying again.
 
2005-12-30 07:54:50 AM  
[insert 9/11 comment here]
 
2005-12-30 07:57:43 AM  
[image from megalaser.com too old to be available]

/aisle seat
//for obvious reasons
 
2005-12-30 07:58:29 AM  
It should track all planes that are currently radar-identified and for which there is a recent radar position. It may show planes for which there is not a recent radar position but for which the pilot has made a recent required position report. That should be 99% of IFR flights and some small percentage of VFR flights.

Please correct me if I am wrong.
 
2005-12-30 08:02:02 AM  
I think it's pretty neat.

And here's a scenario where someone might want to fly from Milwaukee to Chicago: If I live in Milwaukee (on the side of Gen. Mitchell that's further away from Midway) and I want to fly to London and the only available route is Milwaukee -> Chicago then Chicago -> London.
 
2005-12-30 08:03:25 AM  
This is extremely cool. Great link.
 
2005-12-30 08:03:27 AM  
(or if I want to go Milwaukee -> London and I don't have a car)
 
2005-12-30 08:04:25 AM  
Anyone have the link to that tracking video from that "emergency" situation at Logan on the 20th that looped the airport for hours?

Thats a fun one to watch
 
2005-12-30 08:05:12 AM  
And Chicago to Mil is nothing.

I have seen people fly Cincy to Indy. NOW THAT is silly.
 
2005-12-30 08:05:39 AM  
[image from orlyowl.com too old to be available]
 
2005-12-30 08:06:53 AM  
liquidinsanity: I never understood why anyone would fly from Gen. Mitchell(Milwaukee) to Midway(Chicago). By the time you check in at the airport, you could have driven to Chicago.

But I flew to Milwaukee in the first place. My car is still in Chicago. They definitely have a much nicer parking garage than Milwaukee.

But seriously. WTF is up with all those red dots? There are way too many fricken flights. Can't these people just work remotely? Haven't they heard of the Internets?
 
2005-12-30 08:07:53 AM  
SNAKES!!!!!!11!!!
 
2005-12-30 08:08:08 AM  
found it!(pops)
 
2005-12-30 08:10:59 AM  
Shadow Blasko: I have seen people fly Cincy to Indy. NOW THAT is silly

If you saw them fly, then you must have been on the same plane. Thus, you are very silly yourself.

/Or is it I?
 
2005-12-30 08:13:11 AM  
They also have the Nike airplane video, http://flightaware.com/live/special/N225GV/N225GV_movie.rvt (pops) -- pilot appears to be drunk. :P
 
2005-12-30 08:18:48 AM  
If we fark the link, do all of the planes fall out of the sky?
 
2005-12-30 08:22:44 AM  
so why do the planes to Hawaii all line up in row but never seem to get there?
 
2005-12-30 08:23:17 AM  
10.0.0.1: If you saw them fly, then you must have been on the same plane. Thus, you are very silly yourself.


One of my employee at the Renaissance Festival is also a flight attendant for Comair
 
2005-12-30 08:23:33 AM  
sweet, you can see where all the no fly zones are over the western US
 
2005-12-30 08:24:11 AM  
Ceph: They also have the Nike airplane video, http://flightaware.com/live/special/N225GV/N225GV_movie.rvt (pops) -- pilot appears to be drunk. :P


THATS the one I wanted!
 
2005-12-30 08:33:14 AM  
Is it me, or is this like a news report telling exactly where our U.S. Navy vessels are at any given moment? I mean, c'mon, any terrorist reading FARK would now know where every plane was and could accordingly plan massive loss of life.

/loose lips sink ships
//or so I've heard...
 
2005-12-30 08:33:58 AM  
http://www.flytecomm.com/cgi-bin/trackflight

This is a much better way to track flights.It will show you where each plane is, altitude, speed etc.
 
2005-12-30 08:35:49 AM  
And that doesn't even show all the invisible planes and UFOs flying out of Area 51.
 
2005-12-30 08:39:10 AM  
MorphOSX: Is it me, or is this like a news report telling exactly where our U.S. Navy vessels are at any given moment? I mean, c'mon, any terrorist reading FARK would now know where every plane was and could accordingly plan massive loss of life.

Ding ding ding! You win the prize of absolutely nothing at all for being the Weeners this question.
 
2005-12-30 08:41:05 AM  
MorphOSX: Is it me, or is this like a news report telling exactly where our U.S. Navy vessels are at any given moment? I mean, c'mon, any terrorist reading FARK would now know where every plane was and could accordingly plan massive loss of life.


They really have won, haven't they?

/Cry
 
2005-12-30 08:49:31 AM  
They can track every bird in the air but they can't find me bloody luggage. Pshaw.
 
2005-12-30 08:50:31 AM  
Shadow Blasko

And Chicago to Mil is nothing.
I have seen people fly Cincy to Indy. NOW THAT is silly.


Start address:
Chicago, IL
End address:
Milwaukee, WI
Distance: 93.3 mi (about 1 hour 53 mins)

Start address:
Cincinnati, OH
End address:
Indianapolis, IN
Distance: 112 mi (about 2 hours 14 mins)

NOW which is sillier?
(learn you geography before you speak)
 
2005-12-30 08:51:18 AM  
you=your

(I said I was good at geography, not english ;>)
 
2005-12-30 08:54:35 AM  
FWIW, Google for "Nike airplane" got me this:

A Nike Inc. corporate jet carrying Chief Executive William Perez and other executives landed safely at an Oregon airport on Monday after a landing gear problem forced it to circle over Portland for hours.

"It's nice to be on the ground," Perez told reporters in televised comments shortly after landing, "I wasn't at all worried the whole time."

Also among the seven people on board were Nike Brand Co-President Charlie Denson and Mary Kate Buckley, vice president and general manager of the Americas region, the company said.

After circling the Portland metropolitan area with its right-wing landing gear stuck in its bay, the twin-engined Gulfstream V jet landed with its wheels down and slowed to a safe halt, television pictures showed.

The plane landed at the regional Hillsboro airport, near Nike's headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike said. Nearby Portland International Airport had prepared for an emergency landing, but the plane returned to Hillsboro, where it had departed shortly after 6 a.m. Pacific Time.

Nike said the plane was originally en route to Toronto.

etc.
 
2005-12-30 08:59:12 AM  
dletter: (learn you geography before you speak)


I have $250 that says I can drive from Cincy to Indy MUCH faster than you can drive from Chitown to Mil.

Its a straight shot short drive. No tolls, no mess, light traffic (I-74)

I have, literally, met people at CVG who were on a layover going to a con in Indy, left when they started boarding, and beat them to the other airport. Driving responsibly.
 
2005-12-30 09:04:02 AM  
Shadow Blasko: Driving responsibly.


And yes, I have done the Chicago to Mil drive many times.

I understand your point, but I can *almost* see a valid reason not to want to drive from Chi to Mil. (parking costs, toll roads, and lunatic drivers)

Parking is cheap in both Cincy and Indy. The drive is boring, but fast, and access to the airport is damned simple from either end. I dunno about Midway, but I know O'hare is a biatch to get in and out of.
 
2005-12-30 09:11:13 AM  
Terms of Conditions:

3. You will not use the FlightAware web site for the purpose of conducting illegal activity.
 
2005-12-30 09:16:12 AM  
Whew. That's a relief.
 
2005-12-30 09:25:32 AM  
C4shm0ney
Finally I can track the planes laying chemtrails over my house.
www.weatherwars.info


Do you really think they let those planes show up on radar?
 
2005-12-30 09:32:09 AM  
UFOs!!!
 
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