How to Track a Plane Live

Whether you have a loved one who is heading away or are just interested in aircraft travel, you can enjoy tracking planes in real-time from the comfort of your home. Technology is constantly improving, offering more options to people that were unimaginable before. Here are a few of the top flight tracking websites on the market.

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Ukflightaware.com is simple to use and has all the basic information that other tracking websites have. Simply input the airline and flight number or the origin and destination and it will find any plane for you. You can get information on the distance, altitude, speed, flight status, type of aircraft and much more.

Flightradar24 is another great option and is similar to Ukflightaware in that it also provides you with all the basic information about a flight in real time. In addition, you have the option to filter what you do and don’t want to see on the large map that displays hundreds of flights in stunning fashion. You can choose to see only aircrafts and no airports or only large aircraft and filter out small or medium sized crafts.

The user-friendly website of Planefinder.net is a fun website to explore. Here, it is possible to search for any flight, airport, or even ship. If you don’t know the flight number then it is no problem. They provide a list of all the scheduled inbound and outbound flights from your selected airport. Simply search the time of departure and the flight should be listed. When you click on the flight you want to track, there is a countdown to when the flight information will next be updated which is usually within the minute.

The top flight tracking website though is Flightwise.com. What makes this one stand out from the others is that it interacts with Google Earth giving you option of watching a flight in 3D. You can add layers, zoom in, zoom out or even pan around the flight in real time! There is even an option to listen to the live audio feed of the Air Traffic Control if you really want to know what is going on. For some of the added benefits of the site you will need to subscribe but there are clear reasons to do so.

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