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11 de Enero 2006

FBOWeb Flight Tracking Revisited

Flight tracker Flying in Google Earth screenshotThe guys at fboweb.com, who brought the amazing near real-time flight tracking in Google Earth of planes flying into Los Angeles (LAX ) airport, have added several other major US airports you can watch. You see all the planes currently in the air inbound to the airport, and they show a short GPS-like track of their recent 3D path in the air. The tracking updates once every 10 seconds, so if you zoom into the aerial photo of the airport, and tilt your view, you can actually watch the approach and landing (or takeoff) of the aircraft.

The list of new airports includes: Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD ), Atlanta (ATL ), and New York (JFK ). I highly recommend you turn off one airport's network link in the Places folder before you turn on the other (otherwise there is too much information). You can view the fboweb.com web site for these Google Earth files here. Also, make sure you tilt your view so you can see the 3D view of the plane tracks.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 11 de Enero 2006 a las 08:52 AM

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    Nice, JFK is a busy place.
    I want one for UK. that'd be great.

    Enviado por: SashDaMan at 12 de Enero 2006 a las 03:32 PM

    Enjoyed reading your site..fabulous stuff, although my old computer on dial-up (49.2 Kbps currently...wow better put my seatbelt on) can't get any of this stuff.

    Thought you flight folks might be interested in this German site that does airport approaches.
    For whatever it's worth.

    Now somebody get me onto high speed, puhleaze.

    Enviado por: BarbM at 13 de Enero 2006 a las 12:14 AM

    Nice, JFK is a busy place.
    I want one for china. that'd be great.
    thank you!

    Enviado por: xu at 13 de Enero 2006 a las 01:06 AM

    Has anyone looked into creating an addon that would read the FAA ETMS data feed, this would show all airplanes in the air in Canada and the United States, updating approximately every 5 seconds.

    I suppose it would take up to much bandwith, and it maybe tough to get access to the data feed. I believe this is the same feed that websites like "http://www.flytecomm.com/cgi-bin/trackflight" utilize.

    More info on ETMS data here:


    Enviado por: abmnc at 7 de Marzo 2006 a las 01:06 AM

    I now have a Google Earth feed for Air Traffic in and around Sydney (Australia): http://www.ozradar.com/aviation_ge.asp

    Updates every 10 seconds.


    Enviado por: Balt at 15 de Agosto 2006 a las 08:26 AM

    And here's another one: Worldwide network of ADS-B receivers, displays air traffic in Google Maps as well as Google Earth:



    - Balt

    Enviado por: Balt at 20 de Agosto 2006 a las 06:25 PM

    FAA ETMS data feed...
    Would be great for X-Plane or MS Flightsim. The developers of X-Plane said if they had it they could put it into the flight sim like they do real weather ( parsing METAR data )

    Enviado por: george at 19 de Junio 2007 a las 08:30 PM

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