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Tracking a Plane while In-Flight

Postby aviationwiz on Tue Jun 22, 2004 10:28 pm

Check out my mini article here about tracking a plane while it's in flight. Tell me what you think? I put it together in my spare time last night.
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Wed Jun 23, 2004 8:06 am

It's pretty cool. Can it track Santa Claus and his sleigh as well? The bugger keeps leaving all kinds of crap on my roof, so I'd like to have an early warning system to detect him. :wink:
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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Jun 23, 2004 10:53 pm

:lol: Here's some screens from the new version 3:

Each photo will as before show you the speed, heading & altitude, in addition it gives the distance as well as time traveled so far from the origin, and how much is left to the destination. Because all these aircraft are still a ways from the states, it does not show the aircraft, but SA211 is an Airbus A340-600, SA203 is an Airbus A340-300, and GHA120 is a DC-10.

The yellow from Accra Kotoka to the plane is where it has been on the flight plan, and going out to New York is the current path it will take.
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SA211 flew from Cape Town to Johannesburg, and then to Illoh Do Sal, on the Cape Verde Islands. From then, as you can see, it goes onto Atlanta. The yellow from Sal to the plane is where it has been on the flight plan, the yellow going to Atlanta is the path it will take.
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I've flown on SA203 once, it departs Johannesburg, then goes to Dakar as a stop to get some fuel, and let passengers at Dakar get off, and new passengers can get on. It then goes onto New York. Again, you know how the flight path works in the yellow.
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Postby aviationwiz on Sat Jul 03, 2004 2:53 pm

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