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World Air Traffic and Marine Traffic Views

These traffic views are absolutely in real time..  Do not use a smart phone, the screen size is too small.

Every day we see planes, sometimes very high, with or without con-trails. Have you ever wondered what plane is flying overhead and where it is going?  Airbus A320, 330, Boeing 727, 747 or some other manufacturer. What altitude, what speed, what airline?

Now you can see all this information instantly. You can watch the plane whose vapor trail you can see over head move across the land and see what the plane is flying over. It is fascinating to see how many aircraft are flying in your area. I can now see why an air traffic controller is one very, very busy person.

A note to help you get more out of your visit to the site. This shows 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. When you double click on a airplane, the left screen will show all the related information – 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. A few planes will show as ‘blocked”, and these are likely military aircraft.

These websites work aywhere in the whole world.

CLICK HERE  for Air Traffic or use the following URL.

http://www.flightradar24.com/33.52%2c-117.71/7

CLICK HERE  for Marine Traffic or use the following URL.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/home