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« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2005, 04:49:01 AM »

I honestly wonder how accurate these sites really are.  I was listening in on the feed a few weeks ago, and checked their status.  According to the site they landed on time at xx:xx... but, according to the feeds, that time came and gone and they were still in the air (not due to land probably for another 10 minutes or so).
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« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2005, 09:31:04 AM »

Yeah, Sometimes it is off like it might just takeoff but its status is arrived, but in philly its fairly accurate. I've tracked many flights into philly and its really fun. Hey waht can you do sometimes? Its a Cool sight though.
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« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2005, 11:45:27 AM »

I'm guessing it has to do with the flight plan?  ...if the controllers amend it and the server picks it up, then it'll pick it up?  The question is though - is it getting the data from the flight plans, or from "FAA-radar" as they claim?
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« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2005, 12:33:37 PM »

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I honestly wonder how accurate these sites really are.  I was listening in on the feed a few weeks ago, and checked their status.  According to the site they landed on time at xx:xx... but, according to the feeds, that time came and gone and they were still in the air (not due to land probably for another 10 minutes or so).


Most of the flight tracking sites I have played with have a delay built in for security reasons. :-( I know of one that was 20 minutes.

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« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2005, 02:26:52 PM »

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Most of the flight tracking sites I have played with have a delay built in for security reasons. sad I know of one that was 20 minutes.


The web authors of FlightAware have admitted in their site's forum that they impose at least a five minute delay for security reasons.  

While that site may not match up with LiveATC's feeds due to this delay, it is still quite useful and practical for anyone following a specific flight.  Let's put it this way:  A five minute delay of displayed flight status will not at all affect one's decision to leave for the airport.  If you live that close, you can look outside!   smiley
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« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2005, 04:46:22 PM »

I did follow a Southwest flight into Philly from listening to the ATC feed and it was right on the dot. Its a good sight though and I tell my friends to give me the flight number and track them.
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« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2005, 04:50:35 PM »

gfw123
hey, what airport are you at cuase I used to live near arlington and an airport in snowhomish in the vally. I was born in Everett and I loved it there but what ca you do? My dad used to take me there alot. see ya
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« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2005, 04:55:46 PM »

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hey, what airport are you at cuase I used to live near arlington and an airport in snowhomish in the vally. I was born in Everett and I loved it there but what ca you do? My dad used to take me there alot. see ya


I fly at KBFI, I live in Queen Anne (downtown Seattle). It is about 5 miles north of KBFI and a little farther North of SeaTac(KSEA).

I listen to KSEA over the internet here at work (BellTown, even more 'downtown' seattle). At home I got a new scanner and I listen to the KBFI stuff there.

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« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2005, 10:10:20 PM »

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Most of the flight tracking sites I have played with have a delay built in for security reasons. sad I know of one that was 20 minutes.


The web authors of FlightAware have admitted in their site's forum that they impose at least a five minute delay for security reasons.  


The data comes directly from the FAA, and believe it or not, it's entirely free.    It is technically delayed, but not quite as much as you might think.  Moreover, a live feed which is almost truly live (minus propagation delays) is also available to certain users.  

A lot could be done with that stream, as well as ACARs data, but it would require the talent of some good programmers as well as some serious funds!

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« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2005, 02:51:37 AM »

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Hello all,

This site is just great for filling in all of the details on any commercial or IFR flight arriving or departing any airport.

Enjoy!

http://flightaware.com/


Not quite.

flightaware doesn't cover my country (Australia) at all. But there's still hope that it will be almost truely global one day. Just like the internet.
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« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2005, 09:36:54 AM »

gfw123,
Im kinda familiar with that area (ITS BEEN SEVEN YEARS SINICE IVE BEEN THERE). I used to fly out of KSEA and my dad used to work at Boeing in Everett. I never knew of KBFI but i'll look it up on my AOPA directory. Nice talkn. By the way is that your 182 in your pic?
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« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2005, 11:48:43 AM »

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Im kinda familiar with that area (ITS BEEN SEVEN YEARS SINICE IVE BEEN THERE). I used to fly out of KSEA and my dad used to work at Boeing in Everett. I never knew of KBFI but i'll look it up on my AOPA directory. Nice talkn. By the way is that your 182 in your pic?


I use to work at Everett Boeing as well. I started out there doing low speed areo engineering work for the 47 and 67 (flaps, slats and some noise abaitment stuff). I then went and worked on the 777 project until it got rolled out. That is about the time I left Boeing.

That isn't a 182, its my girlfriend. :-) Actually, its a rented 172/G.

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« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2005, 12:03:33 PM »

my dad worked on the enviornmental controls on the 767, 747-400, and i believe the 777 also. They he got laid off and went to Boeing vertol in Philly where we are now and got laid off again so now he has his own bussiness. I loved arlington though and my first flight was actually at boeing field. sorry about the 172 messup though. I confuss them form time to time. by the way are you still in the aeronuatical engireering field?
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« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2005, 12:06:21 PM »

my girlfriend wishs she was a 182 because i would get more attention!
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« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2005, 07:31:15 PM »

What's the JANET thing everyone was talking about on page 1?
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