Cool things seen on FlightRadar

Cool things seen on FlightRadar

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Twiglets

670 posts

132 months

Thursday 19th May 2016
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jhfozzy said:
Take the %2c off the end of the link or click HERE

Thanks to the poster by the way, just spent ages looking down the list of AAC aircraft for ones I have worked on.
Apologies for the duff link! I use one of these to upload data, it becomes quite addictive after awhile so proceed with caution...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131720387517

el stovey

37,926 posts

227 months

Thursday 19th May 2016
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Twiglets said:
jhfozzy said:
Take the %2c off the end of the link or click HERE

Thanks to the poster by the way, just spent ages looking down the list of AAC aircraft for ones I have worked on.
Apologies for the duff link! I use one of these to upload data, it becomes quite addictive after awhile so proceed with caution...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131720387517
Do you just use that little aerial, i thought you needed some huge thing on your roof?

The tuner thing plugs into a laptop and you upload the data to various websites?

Twiglets

670 posts

132 months

Thursday 19th May 2016
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el stovey said:
Do you just use that little aerial, i thought you needed some huge thing on your roof?

The tuner thing plugs into a laptop and you upload the data to various websites?
You can use that aerial but the larger one is a lot better, I think I paid £30 for mine and I stuck it in the loft. Yes, plug it in and follow the instructions on the website, it was very easy and worked first time.

essayer

7,074 posts

158 months

Thursday 19th May 2016
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essayer said:
Does 360radar have different data to what I'd see on FR24?
Tempted to host a receiver for them if so!
Ahh it shows military aircraft too..
Think I just saw a Typhoon refuelling from a Voyager over the Wash .. and now a Tornado has come to do the same.. fascinating!

Twiglets

670 posts

132 months

Thursday 19th May 2016
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essayer said:
essayer said:
Does 360radar have different data to what I'd see on FR24?
Tempted to host a receiver for them if so!
Ahh it shows military aircraft too..
Think I just saw a Typhoon refuelling from a Voyager over the Wash .. and now a Tornado has come to do the same.. fascinating!
Most people use it for military, the more who contribute the better the coverage.

jhfozzy

1,345 posts

154 months

Friday 20th May 2016
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Twiglets said:
el stovey said:
Do you just use that little aerial, i thought you needed some huge thing on your roof?

The tuner thing plugs into a laptop and you upload the data to various websites?
You can use that aerial but the larger one is a lot better, I think I paid £30 for mine and I stuck it in the loft. Yes, plug it in and follow the instructions on the website, it was very easy and worked first time.
I've just realised I have one of those receivers sat on my desk that I don't use any more.

Forgive my ignorance but I can't seem to find the instructions, can you link to it?

RobbyJ

904 posts

186 months

Friday 20th May 2016
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Twiglets said:
You can use that aerial but the larger one is a lot better, I think I paid £30 for mine and I stuck it in the loft. Yes, plug it in and follow the instructions on the website, it was very easy and worked first time.
Ditto that's what I do, I use the TV stick with modified drivers with an always on PC in my loft. I use an external aerial on my TV antenna post. The aerial is only a foot or so high and I can pick up aircraft over 300 miles away and have a 94 mile or so average.

Software here:

http://feed.flightradar24.com/#windows

My antenna is like this one but not quite the same:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antenna-ads-b-flightrada...

This is me on FR24:

Radar Username Country ALL Max range Avg range
T-EGTB4 Anonymous United Kingdom 315 94

RobbyJ

904 posts

186 months

Friday 20th May 2016
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This is in the air right now over Wales:



F-GSTA from Toulouse to Chester

Petrus1983

Original Poster:

4,754 posts

126 months

Friday 20th May 2016
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Does anyone know why a plane is shown in red?


RobbyJ

904 posts

186 months

Friday 20th May 2016
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It's squawking 7700, which means it has declared an emergency!

shakotan

10,400 posts

160 months

Friday 20th May 2016
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RobbyJ said:
It's swqawking 7700, which means it has declared an emergency!
It's on approach, so made it back ok!

Twiglets

670 posts

132 months

Friday 20th May 2016
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This is the area, or splat as it's known, that my aerial covers, the different colours represent different altitudes, the outer one being 30000 + i think. The second is a very quiet day showing just the military aircraft visible, the stuff on the map are various overlays you can apply like restricted airspace and airfields.


MKnight702

2,415 posts

178 months

Friday 20th May 2016
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I thought this was a bit odd.



I had a quick peep as the Blenheim has been up buzzing round the office.

weeboot

1,020 posts

63 months

Friday 20th May 2016
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RobbyJ said:
Ditto that's what I do, I use the TV stick with modified drivers with an always on PC in my loft. I use an external aerial on my TV antenna post. The aerial is only a foot or so high and I can pick up aircraft over 300 miles away and have a 94 mile or so average.

Software here:

http://feed.flightradar24.com/#windows

My antenna is like this one but not quite the same:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antenna-ads-b-flightrada...

This is me on FR24:

Radar Username Country ALL Max range Avg range
T-EGTB4 Anonymous United Kingdom 315 94
I intend to do the same soon with a Raspberry Pi.
ETA : Just threw together a shopping list on Amazon to put it together..
http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/36LM6YUX...

Edited by weeboot on Friday 20th May 13:15

el stovey

37,926 posts

227 months

Friday 20th May 2016
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Twiglets said:
interesting stuff
Do you just see what your aerial picks up or do you get a combined view of all the other feeders with all their military/police etc traffic?

Presumably FR24 filters out all the military and police for the public apps? Do you feeders see military and police aircraft on that too or do you just have the same FR24 display as joe public?

ferrisbueller

26,306 posts

191 months

Friday 20th May 2016
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Flightradar is just hypnotic. Could gawp at it for hours. In fact, I may well have done already!

Twiglets

670 posts

132 months

Friday 20th May 2016
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el stovey said:
Do you just see what your aerial picks up or do you get a combined view of all the other feeders with all their military/police etc traffic?

Presumably FR24 filters out all the military and police for the public apps? Do you feeders see military and police aircraft on that too or do you just have the same FR24 display as joe public?
The first display is what i can see, it's combined with all the other users and you view that on another web page. I see all police and most military, as long as they are transmitting which some don't, the F22s didn't recently but they were normally escorted by F15s so you got a rough idea of where they were. I failed to see the Belgian F16s that were over recently but they showed up, the weather wasn't on my side.


Trevatanus

10,560 posts

114 months

Friday 20th May 2016
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Petrus1983 said:
Does anyone know why a plane is shown in red?

Shut down number 1 engine due to an oil leak.

http://www.airlive.net/breaking-cityjet-wx112-from...

RobbyJ

904 posts

186 months

Friday 20th May 2016
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Twiglets said:
The first display is what i can see, it's combined with all the other users and you view that on another web page. I see all police and most military, as long as they are transmitting which some don't, the F22s didn't recently but they were normally escorted by F15s so you got a rough idea of where they were. I failed to see the Belgian F16s that were over recently but they showed up, the weather wasn't on my side.

What software are you using, it looks amazing?

weeboot

1,020 posts

63 months