Planefinder

  alB 15:59 PM 08 Dec 11
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After reading fourm members thread on the Air France 447 accident I thought some members might find this website interesting Planefinder ...alB

  Woolwell 16:29 PM 08 Dec 11

You can get it as an app for Android and iPad.

  spuds 17:17 PM 08 Dec 11

I often look at that website, but what worries me is finding aircraft at 0 altitude doing 60mph?.

  chub_tor 17:31 PM 08 Dec 11

For sure it is an interesting site but it can't be showing all flights. For example I zoomed in on Austin Bergstrom in Texas (an airport I often fly into) and found zero flights going in or out and at 11.30am there should be a lot of movement. I would like to know if they include all airlines.

  alB 18:13 PM 08 Dec 11

Chub_tor Yes I think you are right, if you take a look on the coverage tab at the top it explains how they go about getting the data and the limits. Seems to find most of the aircraft around the Wirral where I live, infact (I know it's sad), but I've been watching the site and listening in on my scanner and it's reasonably accurate ...alB

  Forum Editor 18:16 PM 08 Dec 11

I use this site a lot. It's reliable and informative.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:42 PM 08 Dec 11

and I use this one

  Bingalau 20:12 PM 08 Dec 11

There's another much the same for tracking ships around the World. I often use both.

If you click on the one the FE has given. You can click on individual planes and find out all there is to know about them, except for the name and phone number of that good looking stewardess.

  Al94 22:52 PM 08 Dec 11

Flightradar 24 also has an excellent Android app, I use it a lot.

  Al94 22:55 PM 08 Dec 11

Also this one for shipping,again with excellent apps http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

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