Awesome Airline Flight Visualization

Ever been stuck at the airport and wondered just where your flight was anyway?  Or maybe you wanted to know just how many planes were overhead?  A friend shared this awesome site with me that displays live radar info on airline flights, showing you where they are in the world.  It’s incredible to see just how many flights are in the air!

Look at them all!

In addition to being an informative visualization, if you click on a flight, a sidebar appears with details on the airline, the origin and destination, and position in three dimensions.  Clicking on a flight also displays the flight track it has followed to this point.  All this is great, but the real icing on the cake is the cockpit view.  The website leverages Google Earth to simulate what the view from the cockpit might look like.  It’s a bit silly, but how cool is that! Click and enjoy!!

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Author: jcguarneri

Mapmaker, bicycle advocate, fisherman, naturalist. Follow me on Twitter @jayguarneri.

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