Air travel is one of the most exciting forms of travel available. It gives us the feeling that we are turning into birds, dragons or whichever fantasy one wants to live. Having an app that can help you enjoy this thrill by keeping tabs on air traffic is a really good idea. Flightradar24 turns this dream into a reality and this exactly what it does.
Air traffic monitoring
Flightradar24 tracks every plane that goes through a particular area. It avails information such as where it started the flight from and where it is headed towards. The altitude and speed at which it is flying are also available through the website and mobile app version of the service.
How does it work?
Flight radar works by availing on a map, the ongoings of the air space over a particular area at a given time. The maps can be expanded to view a broader area or shrunk to view a specific area. On opening the website or app, the planes can be seen in yellow. With more details such as the flight number, one can track a particular plane form its departure till arrival. The service uses Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) which is used by airports to track the movement of planes. Flight radar has over 20,000 ADS-B receivers worldwide to avail exact information about a particular flight. All one needs is an internet connection and either a pc or download the mobile app from Playstore of Apple Store.
Who needs this service?
This service is most suited to hobbyists, travelers and their families as well as photographers. For plane enthusiasts, they can access real time data about a particular plane that they are seeing. Travelers and their families can keep track of their loved ones and the flights they are on, when they will arrive and when to pick them up. For photographers, this service is the best companion for that perfectly timed shot.