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    What Plane Is Flying Over Your House?

    Have you ever wondered where that plane flying over head is going and what type of aircraft? Every day you see planes in the sky, sometimes very high, with or without con-trails. We often ask ourselves these questions: What type of plane, Airbus A320, 330, Boeing 727, 747 or some other manufacturer.

    Where did it come from, where is it going, what altitude, what speed, what airline, etc. Well, now you can see all this information instantly on your laptop screen. I just watched the plane whose vapor trail I could see over head, on my laptop, and was blown away by all the information and also the view.

    I can now see why an air traffic controller is one very, very busy person.

    Here is a note to help you get more out of your visit to this site. These are all the aircraft in the air right now. In the left hand column, there is a box called "planes". The number in the box is the number of aircraft airborne. This view is what the various airport air traffic management people see for planning purposes.

    Some additional tricks:

    Drag the map to take you to the area you want to view.

    To view your region or town, you can zoom in by tapping with your mouse. On the map you will see all the planes in the air. When you click on a airplane, on the left screen you will get all the information related to; airline, plane type, air speed, altitude in real time that is re-calculated every 10 seconds. On some you can also click on view from the cockpit.

    http://www.flightradar24.com/
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    They are B1 bombers on their primary low altitude training route aimed toward their turn at Nine Point Mesa.

    This photo shot from the back porch.

    I am advised by a B1 pilot that they usually are between 500 and 1,000 feet AGL (above ground level) at a nominal speed of .92 mach.
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    I bet the B1's don't show up on flightradar.com....
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    I tried the free app on my phone, but it only shows the airline and flight number. It doesn't show the aircraft type or the route.
    I might pay the $2.99 for the Pro version.
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    This is really cool, but how come they can't find that missing passenger jet?
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    I live near an major international airport. Too many airplanes flying over to care about tracking any of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I tried the free app on my phone, but it only shows the airline and flight number. It doesn't show the aircraft type or the route.
    I might pay the $2.99 for the Pro version.
    ALTERNATIVELY, use the browser version, it is free.

    BUT if you purchase the $2.99 app - let us know how you like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    They are B1 bombers on their primary low altitude training route aimed toward their turn at Nine Point Mesa.

    This photo shot from the back porch.

    I am advised by a B1 pilot that they usually are between 500 and 1,000 feet AGL (above ground level) at a nominal speed of .92 mach.
    Cool shot Paul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nelliott View Post
    ALTERNATIVELY, use the browser version, it is free.
    On the phone it kept prompting me to use the app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    On the phone it kept prompting me to use the app.
    Fair enough.

    On my iPad it asked if I wanted to download the app. I responded no, so it went to safari web page free version.
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    Will it show the drones that Amazon wants to use for package delivery?

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    I live in the flight path/approach to the nearby "International" airport.
    All manner of planes flying overhead.

    I well remember those three(?) days sept 12, 13, & 14 2001... All air traffic shut down post 911 attacks.
    Those were very quiet days.
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    Yesterday a B-17G, a B-24, a B-25, and a P51 Razorback all flew over.

    The Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom national tour heading to their next stops in NorCal, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Every year they spend Memorial day weekend at Livermore Airport about 5 miles from here.

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    Pre first grade we lived in Rapid City. Lots of B-36 flying over, sometimes all 6 propellers turning, sometimes not. B-1s there during MOA National in '92 and I believe still today.
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    I'm near a municipal airport, some make it, some don't. This was a Cessna.
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