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Chris Hall

Adjusting technology to make it fit my requirements...

Windows, Linux, Virtualisation, Unified Computing & Cloud Offerings Design Engineer.

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Ever looked up into the sky and thought "I wonder where that plane is off to or coming from?"

Or more importantly "I bet they're going somewhere warm.... lucky buggers!"

Or "Ha ha! Heading back to Gatwick?  Heathrow?  Stansted?  Looks like your holiday is over!"

No?  Just me then.... ahem.....

How about "I wonder what time uncle Bob's flight gets in?"

Anyway, thanks to the internet it's simple to find out what's where and where it's going.  Follows is a link-around of online flight tracking websites. 

radarvirtuel - provides tracking and data for pretty much the whole of Europe.  Used for screenshot above.  Top Site!

casper - tracks air traffic around and in or out of Schiphol airport

gmapsflighttracker - Fight data for eight major US airports

radar.zhaw - data on flights around Zurich airport

flightradar24 - details on flights around central and northern Europe

aeroseek - search for and track a single or random flight to track.  (Top site to track uncle Bob!)

Getting as close as possible realtime flight data right to your desktop - done.

Now all you need to decide is how long to leave it until you need to jump in the car to pick uncle Bob up from the airport....

PS - If you know of any other sites, let me know.

- Chris